Glass technologist, CRT Recycling, has announced a £1.5 million investment in an industrial scale recycling plant for cathode ray tube ( CRT ) glass.
The investment, supported by funding from the Welsh Assembly, introduces both new technology
into the UK coupled with contracts for the output of CRT glass through its partner RTG Gmbh in Germany .
Chairman and managing director David Burton and RTG managing director André Assmann signed lease agreements for the development earlier this week. Burton said: This investment of £1.5 million reflects our confidence in both the technology and intellectual property developed by RTG and their expertise in marketing significant tonnages of processed CRT glass as a refined raw material rather than as a by-product of the waste treatment of televisions.
The investment by CRT Recycling follows over four years of co-operative research with RTG and other glass technologists and will be fully operational within four months.
Assmann said: By supporting this investment in the UK we can provide material processing facilities to the UK , Irish and Scandinavian markets with our output materials going overseas from a strategic location in North Wales .
CRT Recycling claims that the introduction of this process in the