Refrigerator Recycling News

  • ANDRITZ to supply Malaysia’s first automatic recycling plant for refrigerators and electrical/electronic scrap from private households

    ANDRITZ MeWa, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Shan Poornam Green Tech, a subsidiary of Shan Poornam Metals Sdn Bhd, a company specializing in scheduled waste and non-scheduled waste recycling with headquarters in Penang, Malaysia, to supply an automatic recycling plant for refrigerators and electrical/electronic waste and recovery of chlorofluorocarbon ...

  • The next generation recycling of refrigerating devices

    The current project in Ireland marks a further cornerstone in the pioneering role of ERDWICH in the construction of recycling plants for refrigerating devices. The most modern recycling plant for refrigerating devices worldwide is currently in the commissioning phase and will soon be transferred into regular operation.   In future, this innovative plant will operate taking into account the ...

  • ATN new product: Condensing Unit Stage 2

    With all the experience ( more than 30 years)ATN has with the condensing of refrigerants We now developed a condensing unit for the liquefying of the blowing agents coming from the polyurethane foam. This so called stage two condensing unit can be built according to the customer demands. From 100M³ up to 800M³ is possible. It is also possible to design it for the collection of pentane ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Refrigerants contribute even more to the greenhouse effect

    Something has to be done against refrigerants in refrigerators and airconditioners. The Dutch national Institute for public health and environment reported that if nothing is done the HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) will contribute more and more to the greenhouse effect. The insitute researched the refrigerants. HFCs are being used as a replacement for other substances, namely CFCs and HCFCs. Those ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Persuasion of a satisfied ERDWICH customer

    By developing our new product line “coarse shredder RM” we succeeded in launching a new machine technology that is a pioneer. For more than 4 years coarse shredders are in continuous heavy operation for recycling of washing machines and electronic waste ...

  • Is R410A a problem for recycling?

    R410A with his low boiling point requires high pressure and low heat exchangertemperatures in order to be properly liquefied. Degassing for instance R12 units (refrigerators) together with R410A containing AC units requires carefully dosed intake of the refrigerant into the condensing unit. Otherwise R12 can condensate ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Is R410A a problem for the recycling?

    R410A has a low boiling point and requires high pressure and low heat exchange temperatures in order to be properly liquefied. Degassing for instance R12 units (refrigerators) alongside R410A containing AC units requires a carefully dosed intake of the refrigerant into the condensing unit. Otherwise R12 can allready condensate in the compressor and this causes damage to pistons and valves. In ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Project 104: Degassing machine for tumble dryers

    In May we started with project 104. A degassing machine for tumble dryers. This machine is specially made to drain refrigerant and oil from tumble dryers. Accordance to WEEELABEX these R410a high pressure gas containing heat pumps inside the tumble dryer have to be drained in an environmental friendly way. There is a strong demand for this special degassing ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Project 82: Degassing machine for refrigerators

    Last May we began with a new project for Scandinavia. This is the third machine we will deliver in Scandinavia and it has to be finished in October. This degassing machine can degas and de-oil 100 fridges per hour with our patented drill-head. Below you will find pictures of how far we are with the construction. It is not finished yet but in August we will post an update! ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Refrigeration company puts temporary and permanent workers at risk of ammonia exposure due to poor maintenance of coolant systems

    Employer name: Commercial Warehousing Inc. Inspection site: 102 Industrial Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida 33880 Date citations issued: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the employer citations on July 10, 2015. The January 2015 ...

  • U.S. Finalizes Settlement with Georgia-Based Millard Refrigerated Services over Ammonia Release that Sickened Workers Responding to BP Oil Spill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a final settlement with Millard Refrigerated Services that resolves alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for an airborne release of ammonia from Millard’s ...

  • Canadians’ Food Wasting Habits Need to Stop

    “Stop wasting your food!” A lecture delivered in every dining table, is now a national call to all Canadians. Green Living Enterprises, Canada’s leading cause marketing group, says Canada’s food waste problem needs to be addressed at the household level. The Toronto Food Policy Council estimates about $27 billion worth of food produced and sold in Canada is wasted ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ATNs New Catalogue for 2015

    ATN has developed two amazing new products called an air-conditioning recycling unit and a catalytic converter. Read all about it in our new catalogue.  You can find the following ATN products in our new catalogue: - Refrigerator recycling                o Refrigerant recovery           ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • New Download: Refrigerator degassing

    In our new download file you can read about the following; - For what purpose do we have to degas a refrigerator? - A few facts about degassing a refrigerator - What is a refrigerator degassing? - Ways of degassing: Drill-Head and ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Heat Exchanger Market Applications (Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, HVAC & Refrigeration)

    Heat exchangers are integral part of chemical and petrochemical industries. The chemical industry is the largest user of heat exchanger. Apart from the chemical industry, they are widely used in petrochemical and oil & gas industry, power generation, refrigeration, pharmaceuticals, HVAC, food & beverage processing, and pulp paper industry. New emerging technologies and regulations in ...


  • Turkish commission of experts is visiting Erdwich

    On 3th July 2013 ERDWICH welcomed a Turkish commission of experts at their head office in Kaufering. System engineering like e-waste and refrigerator recycling were the main focus. After a general introduction of the company Erdwich the Turkish guests made a guided tour via our factory and our test center in order to see our shredding professionals live and in ...

  • EPA Strengthens Energy Star Requirements for Refrigerators and Freezers

    Under the new standards, Energy Star certified refrigerators and freezers will use at least 10 percent less energy than models meeting 2014 federal minimum efficiency standards. If all refrigerators and freezers sold in the United States were to meet the updated requirements, energy cost savings would grow to more than $890 million each year and reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by the ...

  • FOR SALE: Second hand machinery

    For sale: 3 second hand machines for the degassing of refrigerators. 1 x ATN BK1: 1 drill-head. Draining time 1 minute per refrigerator. Oil/gas separation. Halogen level lower then 0,2%. Mass balance over 98%. 2 x ATN BK2:2 drill-heads. Draining time 1 minute per refrigerator per drill-head. Oil/gas separation. Halogen level lower then 0,1%. ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • E-Waste Systems Celebrates Earth Week with Free Electronics Recycling Event on April 27

     To celebrate Earth Week, E-Waste Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: EWSI) (the "Company"), an electronic waste management and reverse logistics company, is holding a Free Electronics Recycling event on April 27, 2013 from 11am to 4pm at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The event is part of The Home Depot Center's and LA Galaxy's Earth Week activities ( ...


  • World´s Leading Automotive Engineering Organization Reconfirms That Honeywell´s Low-Global-Warming Refrigerant Is ´Safe and Effective´

     Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that SAE International, the world's leading automotive engineering organization, has reconfirmed that Honeywell's new low-global-warming-potential mobile air conditioning refrigerant, HFO-1234yf, is "safe and effective to use in automotive applications." SAE International's Cooperative Research Project (CRP) said that it has carefully evaluated ...


    By Honeywell

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