Aluminium Recycling Articles

  • Case study - Filtration for Alcan (France) swarf recovery at an aluminium billet plant

    In 1998 this Glosfume ceramic filter system was originally installed at British Aluminium plant in the UK to filter oily fumes from an induction furnace smelting oily swarf recovered from billet sawing. The filter is injected with 2C talc before being recycled back to the inlet ducting. At a pre-set time, the talc is discharged to a collection drum and the cycle is repeated. During 2006 British ...


    By Glosfume

  • Case study - Smelting of Secondary Aluminium (UK)

    Filtration for induction smelting of aluminium scrap Coleshill Aluminium Ltd purchased their first ceramic filter from Glosfume in 1994. Since then, we've developed a close working relationship and over the past 18 years, Coleshill have purchased four filter units, most recently in 2005. During induction smelting, contaminated aluminium scrap is converted into ingots and the ...


    By Glosfume

  • Case study - Aluminium Scrap Decoating US Granules (USA) 2001

    HCl emissions reduced from 1000mg/Nm3 to 5mg/Nm3.  Process: To recover aluminium scrap from plastic foil. A Glosfume high temperature ceramic filter system replaced an existing bag filter that had suffered severe corrosion. This was due to being operated at low temperatures, combined with extremely high HCl levels, during aluminium scrap decoating. Lime injection ...


    By Glosfume

  • Renishaw additive manufacturing expertise revives Hawker Typhoon - Case Study

    Global engineering technologies company Renishaw has helped bring a national treasure back to Gloucester. Using original 1938 drawings, the company worked with the Jet Age Museum to additively manufacture (3D print) four sets of unusual cockpit brackets for a Hawker Typhoon aircraft, built almost exclusively in the UK city during the 1940s. Using original drawings from ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Is it time to recycle more nickel?

    Now you might think me a little sad, but I have to confess that as a metallurgist, I always find it interesting just how closely the history of mankind is linked to advances in metal working. The first evidence of metal working in Europe dates from around 5500 BC with the extraction of copper, lead and precious metals and this was followed by the working of bronze from around 4000 BC, both of ...

  • HSM vertical baling press provides order and cleanliness at the ROBINSON Club Daidalos on the island of Kos - Case Study

    The ROBINSON Club DAIDALOS on the Greek island of Kos is a magical location. Regardless of whether you are looking out from the balcony of a room or from the bar: the view of the Aegean Sea and the offshore islands puts hotel guests under a spell at any time of day. The hospitality of the staff and the unbelievably great sports and leisure activities make this club unique. Of course, guests know ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Strategies To Cope With A Drop In The Prices Of Scrap Metal

    Even though a drop in the price of scrap metal can be frustrating, it is something that we cannot control and, therefore, have to live with. When the market appears to be dropping or is simply not performing well, there are some strategies that we can employ to cope with the strain. We have outlined some of these in the list below for your convenience. ...


    By Highett Metal Pty Ltd

  • To bin or not to bin?

    Around 30% of us are still confused about what can be recycled, according to recycling campaign, Recycle Now. The national campaign is running a targeted week of activities from 22nd-28th June, to help clear up confusion and get stuff out of the rubbish bin and into the recycling bin! Marcus Gover, Director at WRAP, the charity that manages Recycle Now said: ...

  • Recycling Problems in Paradise

    Just a few months ago, Costa Rica landed in the center stage of environmentalism after running on 100 percent renewable energy for the first 75 days of 2015. With an already strong image in the environmentalist movement,this achievement only came to reinforce the country’s relevance in the green arena. Nonetheless, critique ...


    By Earth Day Network

  • Compressed and free of cooling lubricant - Case Study

    RUF’s briquetting press increases the efficiency of Zollner’s aluminium production Zollner AG compresses more than 100 tons of aluminium chips per year using a RUF briquetting press. The mechatronics service provider thereby reduces the volume of this recyclable material to a fraction and isolates clinging oils and emulsions. By recovering cooling lubricant and thanks to ...

  • Exergy analysis of construction material manufacturing processes and assessment of their improvement potentials

    This study presents the application of exergy analysis in assessing how effectively resources are utilised in construction material manufacturing. The role of exergy is discussed from several key perspectives such as quality, energy conservation and process improvement potentials. Both primary and secondary processes (recycling) of nine major non–renewable construction materials (steel, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urban environmental services: valuing the environmental benefits of solid waste recycling in Brazil

    Taking into account environmental and economic aspects, this research aims at estimating the environmental services produced by municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling. The text values the urban environmental services associated with the recycling of steel, aluminium, paper, plastic and glass present in MSW in Brazil. Estimates indicate that benefits of current recycling rates reaches something ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Welcome profit case study

    Mastel Aluminium-Halbzeuge GmbH in Talheim is doing very good business by turning all the aluminium cutting waste in production into profit. Shavings occur wherever planing work is done. If you replace planing with cutting, this statement applies accordingly to the imposing, 2600 sq.m. large production workshop of Mastel Aluminium-Halbzeuge GmbH where primarily aluminium is brought ...


    By WEIMA

  • Pet Recycun6 Plant Opens in Germany

    German plastics recycling company TM Recycling has invested about €10 million ($13.4 million) to build a new PET plastics recycling facility. Construction of the plant is associated with the formation of PFR Nord GmbH in Hohenwestedt TM Recycling, along with AFA Nord GmbH, are a part of the German company Mensing Group, headquartered in Germany. The facility has been operating since June ...

  • The Debate over the Economic Viability of Recycling

    The general view about recycling is that it is extremely beneficial to the environment. The majority of websites pertaining to environmental policies, be it private agency or government, say that a good citizen with moral credibility must do three things: Recycle everything Sort the waste ...

  • Evaluating alternative aluminium sources for chloride removal from recycled cooling water

    Chloride is important in promoting corrosion in cooling water systems, which leads to reducing the efficiency of heat transfer surfaces and shortening equipment life. Ultra–high lime with aluminium process (UHLA) is a potential new technology that has the ability to remove chloride and sulfate from recycled cooling water in addition to removing the majority of scale–forming compounds. The purpose ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Significant increase in the value of aluminium swarf thanks to briquetting process - Case Study

    The GLEICH group increases its profitability by compressing 3,800 tonnes of swarf each year Should you just send the metal swarf created during manufacturing to the scrap dealer or should you increase its value by selling it for profit? The GLEICH group discovered the answer to this around ten years ago. Since then, the family-run business has been turning its aluminium swarf into ...

  • Engine part production department of MAN Diesel improves its productivity - Case Study

    RUF briquetting presses contribute to the success The powerful ship engines and power generators of the MAN Diesel Group are renowned for their reliability all over the world. Given the full order books, the future of the company looks very bright. To cater for the continued growth, the company is extending is production facilities in Germany on an on-going basis, thus further increasing ...

  • From high-volume aluminium swarf to compact briquettes - Case Study

    Ruf briquetting machines help Trumpf increase output in laser component manufacturing. In order to ensure the highest possible output and productivity when machining aluminium, for the last two-and-a-half years Trumpf's laser components production unit has been operating as a fully-automated machining centre. It can operate unmanned for up to 60 hours, but to do this it needs both robots ...

  • New jobs set to strengthen recycling enterprise

    Leeds-based U Can Recycling is set to double its workforce in the coming year as demand for its specialist services grows. The not-for-profit social enterprise plans to expand its presence in the regeneration area of Harehills and employ another 10 staff in 2013. A dedicated computer and IT waste recycling centre in Leeds, U Can is also set to quadruple its turnover from the previous year. Part ...


    By UCan Recycling

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