Herborn GmbH Lamp Recycling

Herborn GmbH Lamp Recycling

Herborn GmbH Lamp Recycling

Herborn GmbH is a middle-class enterprise based in Ginsheim-Gustavsburg, Germany. Since 1985 we have been developing and producing mobile and stationary systems for recycling discharge lamps containing harmful substances and mrcury containing wastes (“system herborn”) at our German site in Ginsheim-Gustavsburg, Germany. Beginning with the development of the first generation of our lamp-recycling method “system herborn” between 1985 and 1988 and the launch of the first system in 1988, we have used “system herborn” to process safely and efficiently million of lamps containing mercury in Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, France, Switzerland, Ukraine, Russia, Korea, China, USA and Brazil. During this period we have become one of the leading providers in this sector – on a national as well as international scale. We supply this technology to customers all over the world.

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Lange Streng 9 , Ginsheim-Gustavsburg , D-65462 Germany
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Recycling Systems
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Globally (various continents)
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In 1989 Herborn GmbH was the first company to launch mobile recycling units on the European market. Since then, as specialists in the field, we have exclusively developed and produced plants for the recycling of discharge lamps, LED and backlight units from flat screens. We supply this technology to customers all over the world, and advise them on compliance with their national rules and regulations for the return and recycling of lamps.

The resulting experience as well as the continuous further development and improvement of our method by our engineers have led to the creation of the most progressive, economical and environmentally friendly technology in the field of lamp recycling.

Specialists for the recycling of lamps

Discharge lamps, such as rod-shaped discharge lamps, fluorescent tubes, other types of lamp and backlight units for the illumination of flat screens, are energy-saving sources of light that are made from top-quality materials. However, they also contain highly toxic materials, such as mercury, which are a threat to the environment, and they must therefore be recycled correctly and safely.

They are made of high-quality materials and save energy when in use. But they also contain, however, materials that are harmful to the environment. Therefore, they have been identified as an environmental problem in Europe and many other countries around the world and classified as dangerous waste which has to be properly recycled.

'System herborn“ recycling plants offer the technical solutions that allow the various types of lamps to be recycled safely and economically.

Our stationary plants, or mobile plants, our favourably priced 'New Generation' compact plants and the treatment units for mercurial waste enable us to cover the full range of lamp types and offer every customer an optimum solution tailored to their individual needs.

The construction, manufacturing and maintenance of our patented system technology by ourselves enable us to respond in a flexible way to nearly all customer wishes.

The experience we gain from the application and maintenance of our recycling systems is thoroughly applied in the further development of our systems. In this way we ensure constant state-of-the-art technology and guarantee safe, economical and high-grade recycling.

In order to demonstrate our high quality standards, our enterprise and our recycling method are subject to regular certifications by independent evaluators. Many of the developments in the field of lamp recycling were and are still fundamental for the process of lamp recycling and have been internationally protected by Herborn by patents.

Herborn GmbH is therefore already well prepared for meeting the current and future ecological targets of the EU directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).