Next-Generation Optical Sorter for Film Recyclers

CIRRUS FilmMax™ is at the forefront of optical sorting for shredded residential and commercial film products. Flexible plastic packaging such as bags, pouches, foil and other ultra-light products can accurately be sorted by FilmMax™ after coarse pre-shredding of the incoming bales. MSS’ proprietary material handling and air-assist system allows for removal of contaminants and off-color materials from higher value plastic film like white/natural/clear LDPE.

Best In-Class Optical Sorter

Our proprietary MaxSelect™ sequential scanning technology provides the best combination of scan rate, number of wavelengths and NIR wavelength range (up to 2,500nm). The integrated ClearLight™ technology provides the best signal-to-noise ratio of any optical sorter in the industry because MSS doesn’t use gratings or light beam splitters. A continuous automated internal calibration virtually eliminated the need for manual re-calibration on a regular basis. The sensor housing in under constant positive pressure which eliminates dust accumulation on the inside.


  • NIR and color always included
  • Detection over illuminated reference
  • Continuous automated internal calibration
  • Single-eject setup
  • Color touchscreen with remote access
  • Language selection
  • Change recipes by the touch of a button
  • Statistics/QC reports
  • Split Configuration upgrade available
  • Metal Detector upgrade available


  • Machine width: 1200–2800mm (48”–80”)
  • Capacity paper*: 0.5–3.0 ton/hr
  • Efficiency*: Up to 98%
  • Electricity: 8-15kW
  • Compressed air: 100psi / 7 bar

* Actual throughput and performance depends on a number of factors including, but not limited to, input material composition, particle size, bulk density and % of targeted materials.