car recycling industry Articles

  • Optimal heat-reversible snap joints for frame-panel assembly in aluminium space frame automotive bodies

    This paper presents a method for designing heat-reversible snap joints, locator-snap systems that detach non-destructively by heating a certain location of parts. It is expected to dramatically improve the recyclability of aluminium space frame (ASF) bodies by enabling clean separation of frames and body panels. Extending our previous work on the sequential design of the locators and heating area ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Remove My Car stands up for vehicle recycling industry

    Vehicle recycling expert Remove My Car is standing up for the ELV (End of Life Vehicle) industry at a time when the reputation of vehicle recyclers has been put under national scrutiny by the International Roundtable on Auto Recycling in Japan. The company believes the vehicle recycling industry in the UK is cleaning up its act, helped along by recent legislation, and that it no longer ...


    By Remove My Car

  • Reverse logistics and resource recovery: modelling car dismantling facilities

    Reverse logistics is addressed as new business issue promoted by the compulsory targets regulation enacted by the EU, to lower pollution and to reduce raw stuffs consumption. The paper gives a survey of the existing legal frame, and suggests the modelling and simulation path to assess the dismantling process. Such path permits the quantitative assessment of the recovery (reuse, recycling) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Henry Ford, Industrial Conservationist? Take-back, waste reduction and recycling at the Rouge

    Many of the ideas and practises of industrial ecology are not new. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the extensive waste reduction and recycling programmes implemented by Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company at the famous River Rouge complex during the 1920s and 1930s. Perhaps the most noteworthy of these programmes was an automobile disassembly line for end-of-life vehicles. Ford's efforts ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Materials flow of platinum group metals in Germany

    Platinum group metals have become indispensable in modern industrial society and the demand for PGMs has greatly increased. An in-depth quantitative analysis of PGM applications, lifecycle structure, deficits and optimisation potential in Germany has been carried out by Umicore Precious Metals Refining and Oko-Institute. Besides detailed insights into one of the more opaque metal markets, the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reducing the environmental impacts of metal castings through life-cycle management

    A reduction in casting weight, through material property enhancement and improved design, positively impacts the whole life cycle. Reducing a casting's weight not only reduces the foundry's environmental impacts but also, the demands for raw materials and energy inputs and, if that lighter casting is used in a transport application, fuel consumption and carbon dioxide output associated with the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Design Method of Plastic Subtraction

    The R&D Department considers the need for recycling and disassembly when designing products. The material suitable for plastic recycling in the United States does not focus on which plastic is the best choice for making individual parts, but on materials that can be widely used. This is a revolutionary change in conception.   In order to facilitate  ...

  • Oil Recycling - Case Study

    The problem: Waste oil recycling contributes very much to climate protection through (CO2) energy saving. Compared to the production of base oil the re-refining of waste oil uses 34 % less resources. In the sixties the German government was subsidising the re-refining of waste oil. Because of that the use of waste oil as a fuel was neglected. The used oil re-refining is the ...


    By Dirk European Holdings LTD

  • More circular economy: How end-of-life vehicle recycling can be improved

    The circular economy package adopted by the European Commission contains numerous measures aimed at promoting resource efficiency and recycling in the EU. Industry representatives are convinced that the recycling of end-of-life vehicles will also benefit from the package. "The measures planned by the European Commission in the field of design and innovation for the circular economy will ...


    By ICM AG

  • Textile Recycling - What can be done with old clothing and other textiles?

    Hand in hand with other sustainable actions being taken to protect our globe, the importance of recycling old clothing and textiles is increasingly being recognized. Consumers, non-profit organizations and even fast-fashion companies are taking steps towards a more environmentally friendly textile industry, enabling recovery for reuse or material recovery. ...


    By Tana Oy

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