Metal Sorting - End of Life Vehicles Scrap Sorting - Metal - Metal Recycling
Reasons for this are legal regulations like the EU-wide ELV Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV: End of Life Vehicles), which makes a recycling quota of 85% of End of Life Vehicles by 2015 mandatory. From 2015 the recycling ratio for End of Life Vehicles will increase to 95%, which can only be done by means of highly sophisticated processing of the shredder light fraction (SLF). In addition, the global demand for high-quality secondary raw material that typically comes from End of Life Vehicles scrap metal sorting is another incentive for high quality recycling.
Input materials into a shredder process can be of a wide range, like for example End of Life Vehicles, non-ferrous metals, large electrical appliances, and construction material. These input streams contain ferrous metals like unalloyed steel, non-ferrous metals like aluminium, copper and brass, as well as plastics, glass and compound materials.
The aim is to generate clean, mono-fraction products from this very complex stream of End of Life Vehicles scrap metal material using suitable separation procedures. And that is worthwhile; End of Life Vehicles scrap processing does not only preserve natural resources of raw material, but it is also considerably cheaper. Compared to the aluminium production from primary raw material, using secondary material from End of Life Vehicles saves around 90% of the energy demand.