Picture Tube Disposal
Over 16 000 tonnes of picture tube glass are sent every year to the municipal waste disposal sites. This is a significant and uncontrolled threat to the environment. Picture tube processing is carried out on the utilization line developed jointly with the Building Engineering and Rock Mining Mechanization Institute. Utilization of picture tubes is carried out by a dry method consisting in delamination and disassembling of picture tubes and material separation of three types of glass (screen, cone and electron-beam gun Fe and nFe metals, plastics and in dry removal of luminophore from the screen glass. The line allows utilization of up to 500 000 picture tubes annually. The screen glass is cleaned in 98 % from luminophore impurities and may be used as raw material for glass-works or as safe, abrasion-resistant construction material or safe waste for storage.
During the POLEKO 2003 Fairs as winner of the RECYCLING, TECHNIQUES - RECYCLING TECHNIQUES competition our company has been given a cup and diploma funded by the NATIONAL FUND FOR ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND WATER MANAGEMENT as the 3rd prize for the development and preparation for implementation of the worn-out tube picture and monitor management technology. Our company has been awarded the prize by the Minister of Environment for the picture tube utilization line in the competition fora prize of the Minister of the Environmental Protection and Water Management for products and implemented technological solutions presented at the International Ecological Fair POLEKO 2003.
The Chapter of the Award Committee and organizers of the competition under the honourable patronage of the Mazovian province Voivod granted the title of 'Mazovian Company of the year 2002' and awarded the 2nd place in each category of Environmental Protection.