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Mill separates more metals

Switzerland-based SwissRTec, which specialises in recycling technology, has produced its largest delamination mill to date, the CCM20RT.

It is an ‘impact’ mill which uses thousands of collisions to break down pre-shredded composite materials, isolates various components, then mills them into tiny, smooth balls which are easily separated.

Mario Zoellig, chief executive of SwissRTec, said: “The 2015 European regulations requiring a 95% end-of-life vehicles recycling rate, coupled with the economic benefit of recovering more materials from automotive shredder residue (ASR), has pushed the recycling sector to dig deeper into their waste to recover more materials.

“Metals are one of the first to turn to when looking to increase recovery rates of recyclables from ASR. But those typically left behind are the most difficult to separate.

“These metals are of a significant value, with a high copper content, so recovery is an attractive prospect for recyclers.”

He added that the CCM20RT was produced to meet the growing trend in the marketplace for larger recycling systems.

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