Refrigerator Recycling News

  • New no emission exhaust system

    During the twenty-eight years we are active in the design, manufacturing and sales of refrigerator degassing machines many times the question was asked “is it necessary to degas a fridge that has no pressure left in the cooling system”. In order to answer ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Shredder specialist secures top safety accreditation

    Industrial shredder manufacturer UNTHA UK has been awarded a prestigious accreditation from SafeContractor, for its commitment to health and safety. The North Yorkshire team achieved the recognition following a rigorous audit of the company’s safety protocol. Supplying shredding technology that weighs up to 24 tonnes – and can process materials ranging from everyday household and ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • ANDRITZ MeWa successfully starts up new refrigerator recycling plant at AO Recycling

    The 75,000 square-foot plant is designed to recycle approximately 700,000 fridges per year – one-fifth of all fridges disposed of annually in the UK. The recycling plant processes single door, double door, American fridges and freezers as well as washing machines, tumble dryers and dish washers. Key equipment supplied by ANDRITZ is the proven QZ 2500 Cross-Flow Shredder ...

  • The refrigerant eater

    The cost for the decomposing of refrigerants coming from end of life refrigerators and other cooling equipment are rising more and more. Three, four or even more Euro’s per KG are becoming daily expenses for the recyclers of refrigerators. These cost are more and more effecting the financial results of the recycling companies in a negative way. We also have to consider that a growing part ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Got green waste? Let’s turn it into something useful

    Need power in California? Got green waste? APL is now expanding into project development in California––operating its own equipment for on-site power and heat generation, focusing initially on sites that can net meter with the utility grid and have green waste onsite they’re paying to dispose of. ...


    By All Power Labs

  • ANDRITZ MeWa successfully starts up new QZ 2500 cross-flow shredder at UFH RE-cycling

    ANDRITZ MeWa, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has successfully commissioned the QZ 2500 cross-flow shredder supplied to UFH RE-cycling in Kematen, Ybbs, Austria. This unit was installed in the existing recycling plant for refrigerators in record time within just a few weeks and replaces the old QZ 2000 cross-flow shredder supplied in 2009 – also by ANDRITZ MeWa – and ...


    By ANDRITZ AG

  • Not only Christo is a master of wrapping!

    Unfortunately we have to disappoint you - this artistic installation is not the end result of our activities in Hong Kong. Concealed here is the first assembled refrigerator plant of the largest individual order we have received to date. What is no secret, however, is that on 27.01.2017 all 75 containers will be delivered, meaning that in the following week further plant can also be ...

  • Application-based solutions: Cool solutions from LESER at the Chillventa 2016!

    Industrial refrigeration is essential for production processes in industries such as oil and gas, chemical or petrochemical. In order to protect those processes against overpressure, our safety valves meet highest requirements regarding reliability, energy efficiency and emission reduction. Visit ...


    By Leser GmbH & Co. KG

  • 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 ...

  • UK Retailers On Course to Meet 2020 Environmental Targets

    According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC)’s latest progress report on its “A Better Retailing Climate” (ABRC) initiative; Britain’s retailers are on track to meet ambitious voluntary targets to cut the environmental impact of their operations. This progress is notwithstanding an increasingly challenging business environment for retailers, it says, driven by a range ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • ANDRITZ MeWa and M-L Environmental offer leading recycling technologies for the North American market

    ANDRITZ MeWa, specialist for recycling machines and complete plant solutions and a member of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has further extended its worldwide sales network. On January 1, 2016, M-L Environmental LLC of Westminster, Colorado, USA, took over North American sales of shredding and crushing machines for electronic scrap, refrigerators, metal scrap, cable scrap, used tires, ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

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