Scrap Recycling Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Compostable Products And Postconsumer Food Scraps

    “Death of Composting” read the title of a blog posted in June by Ayr Muir, founder and CEO of Clover Food Lab, a restaurant group in Boston, Massachusetts. Startling, to say the least, and certainly compelling to read. Muir’s blog described how Clover Food Lab, a Boston restaurant company, moved to 100 percent compostable products in 2010: “I’d spent 18 months trying ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • About Chemical Process Plants and Usage of Tanks

    In today’s scenario industrial development has reached new heights with many large scale factories and plants being set up to form numerous products for the benefit of mankind. One such plant which has seen vast growth in the last few years is Chemical Process Plant. As the name describes, such plants have been set ...


    By Greenplant Stainless Ltd

  • With a Bramidan mill-size baler Chicago Tech inc. is now greener than ever - Case Study

    Chicago Tech inc. improved its internal logistics, freed up warehouse space and at the same time improved the company's recycling efforts while making money on the bales in return. In the middle of 2013 Chicago Tech inc. moved to its new warehouse location in Northbrook, IL. It quickly became obvious to VP of Operations, Dan H. that they needed a solution for disposing of the many boxes they ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • How To Recycle Scrap AC Radiator

    Every scrapper’s dream is to find a “jackpot” of metal that is ripe for the picking. If you have any type of experience under your belt, you’ll know that “jackpots” are not happened upon often...unless, you happen to find an AC radiator. These are the non-ferrous tube systems that are used to compress air and radiator off heat. The bigger the AC unit, ...

  • Florida-based BlueLinx makes cash from wood scrap - Case Study

    Headquartered out of Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx Co. is a renowned manufacturer of wood components and building products in North America. The Lake City, Florida plant is just one of the company’s forty-eight distribution centers and is home to forty-two employees including technicians and sales representatives for the corporation. BlueLinx of Lake City noticed a significant amount of scrap ...


    By WEIMA

  • How to Recycle Radiator Scrap?

    Radiator is widely used in cars, trucks and other automobiles. Radiators were also once an essential part of a home heating system. In today’ s life, AC radiator is more known by commons. Before discussing how to recycle radiator, let’s have a general knowledge of this three kinds of radiators. Car radiators was almost born with the automobile itself. We know that, as the ...

  • Applicability of an electrochemical Fenton-type process to actual wastewater treatment

    The applicability of an electrochemical Fenton-type process (EF-HOCl-ReFe) to the treatment of three actual wastewaters, namely wastewater from an automobile factory (automobile wastewater), metal scrap-cleansing wastewater, and municipal wastewater, is discussed in this research. The EF-HOCl-ReFe successfully removed the chemical oxygen demand (COD) from automobile wastewater pre-treated by a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New possibilities in recycling end-of-life tyres

    There are many innovative ways to give a new life to the end-of-life tyres - in a way which is profitable both to the waste handler and the environment. This introductive article gives a big picture about this relatively new business area. Recycling used tyres is a global challenge. In the United States alone, an average of 250 million tyres are discarded as waste annually. The figure is the ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Circular economy to be scrapped?

    Riverside Waste Machinery’s managing director Jonathan Oldfield, a passionate advocate of UK resource efficiency, talks about the current uncertainty surrounding the circular economy. There are a few things the waste and recycling industry knows for certain in 2015. New rules stipulating the separate collection of paper, plastics, metals and glass for recycling – where technically, ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • Case study - Seattle food processing plant naturally destroys odors while creating natural products

    Challenge: A food processing company in Seattle was experiencing odor problems while processing food scraps into a natural liquid fertilizer. The odors were coming from exhaust stacks during the final stages of fertilizer production. Located in an industrial/commercial area in close proximity to other facilities, the}' needed a solution to stop odor complaints from their neighbors. ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • The true value of magnetic separators and metal detectors in bulk handling

    Introduction The purpose of a bulk material handling may be to transport material from one of several locations to an ultimate destination or to process material such as ore in concentrating and smelting or handling materials for manufacturing. The handling of dry materials in loose bulk form involved the extensive use of static machinery such as belt conveyors, screw conveyors, and various ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Intensified ribbon blending of melamine compounds cuts cycle times 25% for furniture molder

    Melsur Corporation, the world's leading supplier of hard plastic melamine school furniture, molds components from a mixture of resin, wood flour and pigments. Each of the 32 color variations, 30 products and custom designs must be blended individually, a process that can take up to four hours, depending on product. Anything less than empirically defined cycle times alters the final color and ...

  • Screen classifying cutters meet productivity needs of extrusion and thermoforming lines

    A major plastics thermoformer, whose operations include sheet extrusion and calendering, installed 20 screen classifying cutters from Munson Machinery Co. Inc., Utica, NY, to assure efficient granulation and sizing of its process scrap. It is essential that the cutters work to full ...

  • Garden Street Iron & Metal Processes 8,000 Tons of Scrap Each Month Using Variety of Eriez Recycling Equipment

    Problem: Garden Street Iron & Metal recycling complex, located just west of downtown Cincinnati, OH, has been owned and operated by the Weber family for more than five decades. The complex, set on 22 acres with three nearby rail spurs in Spring Grove, is a beehive of activity as both consumers and businesses truck in ferrous and nonferrous metal for re-processing. To remain on the ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Dense medium separation ideal for processing SR and Zorba

    Designed, engineered and manufactured by Belgium-based Galloo Recycling Solutions (GRS), the GRS Dense Medium Separator uses dense medium drums specifically designed for highly precise separation of plastics from non-ferrous metals. This technology is also ideal for processing shredder residue (SR), and Zorba (mixed materials obtained from SR). According to Galloo, the high-precision capability ...


    By AD REM N.V. (Valtech Group)

  • Mattress recycling project case study

    Large hotel client was replacing 400 mattresses and box springs, they needed to find a solution to reduce, reuse and recycle these items. The cost to dispose of each mattress and box spring was S20 per item, the hotel faced a disposal fee charge of over $16,000.00. The average mattress is 23 cubic feet and 70 lbs each. Mattresses are 60% steel and 40% soft stuff (foam, textiles), box ...

  • Recycling plastics: is The UK behind the rest of Europe?

    Plastics aren’t renowned for their green credentials in the UK and the statistics back this up, with recent figures showing that the UK sends over two thirds of its plastic waste to landfill. Not only that, but we are ranked 23rd out of 27 countries for the amount of packaging waste recovered. At, Wrights ...


    By Wrights Plastics Ltd.

  • PE-Recycling at its very best

    The Pipelife Group is a leading manufacturer of plastic pipe systems in Europe. The company's flagship products are created at its Stathelle facility in Norway, where PE pipeline pipes hundreds of meters long and up to 2.50 meters in diameter are produced for use throughout the world. Since the beginning of this year, production waste that accumulates has been shredded and recycled with a ...


    By WEIMA

  • How an Industrial Trash Compactor Contribute in Recycling Process

    Trash compactors are rather popular among those who are interested in recycling. There are personal trash compactors that can be used in individual households, and there are industrial trash compactors. An industrial trash compactor is used extensively at recycling plants. They are essential for handling the large quantities of scrap metal that comes for processing on a daily basis.  Why do ...

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