copper recycling News

  • Benefits of Recycling Copper

    Copper is a kind of completely recyclable material. Recycling rate of copper is higher than any other engineering metal, besides copper would not degrade during processing. Value of scrap copper is about 85 to 95 percent of that of newly mined ore. In U.S., the amount of copper recycled is almost the same as is mined per year, approximately 75% of used copper except wire production that requires ...

  • Overview of the Whole Copper Recycling Chain

    Copper is of good characteristics. It is easily stretched, molded, and shaped; is resistant to corrosion; conducts heat and electricity easily. Therefore, copper is widely used in construction, power generation and transmission, electronic products manufacturing, and the production of industrial machinery and transportation vehicles. At the same time, as a non-renewable resource, copper is ...

  • Reinventing copper extraction with electricity

    Original story at MIT News Copper is so valuable that its theft from worksites and power substations has become a national problem. Replacing the lost copper with new metal produced by the traditional method of cooking copper sulfide ores requires a multistep process to extract the copper and produces troublesome ...

  • Copper Recovery Proudly Announces Its Improved Cable Recycling Plant, Phoenix

    Today, Copper Recovery, Inc. proudly announces its improved cable recycling plant, Phoenix. Phoenix will become the premier wire chopper in its class. Copper Recovery is excited by the news. “With over a decade of running a wire chopper, as well as selling and servicing them, we are uniquely positioned to make the best-in-class product for our customers,” says CEO Christopher Carlson. ...


    By Copper Recovery, Inc.

  • Wastewater treatment plant for copper mine

    Boliden Aitik mine, operator of a copper mine in northern Sweden, ordered a wash water recycling plant for it’s mine trucks from AWAS. It has a flow of 7,5m³/h. The recycling plant shall not only remove typical hydrocarbon emulsions with oil and diesel, but also remove microscopic little copper ...


    By AWAS International GmbH

  • Copper Wire Granulator, Novel to You?

    Copper Wire Granulator is a kind of excellent waste recycling and environmentally friendly equipment used for granulating waste copper wire and separating the copper from plastic to get the pure copper granule and plastic finally. It also can be called wire granulator / cable granulator / copper ...

  • Copper Wire Granulator’s Contribution to Environment

    Copper is used as pure metal and as alloying element with other metals in component manufacturing, where semi-finished products such as shapes or ingots (known as ‘semis’) are produced. It has never been more important for the sustainable growth of modern society. Economic efficiency and environmental performance have been improved by copper based products of multiple applications ...

  • Copper Versus Aluminum Condensing Coil

    An air conditioner works by removing heat from the air. Copper, for its excellent heat transfer, is usually used for making condensing coils(copper tube/aluminum fin). Due to the high value of copper, the condenser is the treasure of many scrappers. However, is the tube always made from copper? The answer is no. When taking cost into consideration, some manufacturers prefer to make aluminum tube ...

  • Aluminium and copper balls made of highly sensitive data

    Today, these data are recorded digitally on computers, hard drives, digital recordings, floppy disks, USB flash drives, etc. When they have been used, they are often just thrown away. However the sensitive data that may be located on it could be reproduced at any time again. Only the destruction of the storage media can prevent this. Erdwich has developed a machine technology that simultaneously ...

  • Radiators Recycling

    Using its experience in the electric cables recycling field, Guidetti Company has created a line for recycling of the radiators coming from cars, household appliances and air/liquid industrial coolers with the capacity ranging from 400 up to 1.200 kg/h. 3 models are available, according to the radiator’s composition that can be made up of: copper/aluminium, copper/aluminium/plastic, ...


    By Guidetti S.r.l.

  • Recycling cellphones

    The Federation of Information, Communication and Organisational Technology Companies (SWICO) believes the return rate for old mobile phones is unacceptable. For PCs, the recycling rate is about 85%, but only 15% for mobile phones, according to SWICO. This means that in Switzerland about 1,000 tonnes of recyclable materials are wasted [each year]. SWICO wants recycling of cellphones to become as ...


  • TOMRA Sorting presents fines copper sorting at Ecomondo 2012

    Sensor-based sorting equipment provider TOMRA Sorting has unveiled an innovative solution for copper wire and cable recyclers. The new TITECH combisense [chute] was launched at Ecomondo, the international trade fair of material and energy recovery and sustainable development, held at Rimini Fiera, Rimini, Italy, from 7 to 10 November. Copper granulate, recovered by the recycling process of copper ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Asarco agrees to pay $146,600 for PCB violations at Hayden copper smelter

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has fined Asarco LLC $30,900 for using buildings contaminated with PCBs and improper management of PCB waste. The company will also spend $115,714 to reduce PCBs at their copper smelter located in Hayden, Ariz. The violations stemmed from a 2011 inspection in which EPA inspectors found two buildings contaminated with PCBs that ...

  • TITECH launches new x-ray copper recovery technology

    Sensor-based sorting systems provider TITECH has announced a significant enhancement to its product portfolio with the launch of an x-ray-based sorting machine which enables the fast and effective recovery of copper from shredded ferrous scrap. Called x-tract, the new system is the first product of TITECH’s partnership with Austin AI, a US-based manufacturer of Energy Dispersive X-Ray ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Utah Copper Releases 2010 Sustainable Development Report

    One of Rio Tinto’s largest business units, Kennecott Utah Copper, has released its 2010 Sustainable Development Report – now available online at www.kennecott.com. The ...


  • Metso to supply minerals processing equipment and services to Russian Copper Company in Russia

    Metso Corporation's press release on May 26, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. local time   ...


    By Metso Corporation

  • Metso signs its largest ever services agreement with Russian Copper Company

    Metso's complete services offering now also includes grinding media Metso has agreed to a six and a half year life-cycle services contract with ZAO Russian Copper Company (RMK), for their Mikheevsky copper concentrator in the Chelyabinskya region in southwestern Russia. The contract encompasses a total comminution solution from process assistance to complete maintenance services ...


    By Metso Corporation

  • Eldan Recycling deliver cable recycling plant to Mexico

    Eldan Recycling A/S, Faaborg has sold a complete cable granulation and separation plant to Viakon Conductores Monterrey, Mexico. The system will turn mixed cables and wire into pure copper and plastic at approx. 1000 kg per production hour. Viakon Conductores Monterrey is the largest producer of electrical cables in Mexico. The company acquired their first Eldan cable recycling system 1984. After ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • Cable recycling from Cogelme

    Magnetic & Eddy Current separators manufacture today announce an expansion of it’s separators line and presents a complete separation system also for cables, wires and computer boards recycling.The cables separation system recover pure copper, aluminium or other valuable metals granules from plastics, rubber and paper. Compact and comfortable design combines granulation, aspiration and ...

  • Recycling industry in Poland is blooming

    The steady economic growth and large investments in construction projects has opened up new opportunities for the recycling industry in Poland. Inquiries to Eldan Recycling show that an increasing number of companies want a piece of the valuable recycling cake. “The past 5 years we have noticed a steady increase in requests from Poland” says Toni Reftman ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

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