Ceramic Tiles

When fine iron and iron-bearing minerals contaminate the raw material used to produce ceramic tiles, the consequences are costly. Such iron contamination causes visual and structural defects as well as affecting the surface finish in terms of brightness and whiteness.  Tiles failing final quality checks are commonly returned for recycling. Those passing the initial quality…

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Electrostatically Recovering Copper Wire

A combination of an ElectroStatic Separator and a Metal Separation Module is enabling the recovery of fine copper and other metals from a waste product at a UK metal recycling company. The Bunting ElectroStatic Separator, launched earlier in 2020, significantly enhances the ability of companies to recover fine metals such as copper wire.  In this…

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Magnetics Drum Magnets

A high-strength Rare Earth Drum Magnet separates the ferrous metal constituent of shredded secondary laser and toner cartridges at BCMY’s UK cartridge recycling operation. The efficient removal of ferrous metal protects downstream shredders, whilst also maximising the purity of the end recycled product. Technical product information: Drum Magnet BCMY Ltd, based in Lancing in West…

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Radial Magnetic Field Bunting Magnetics

Rotary Magnetic Separators, such as the Drum Magnet and Pulley Magnet, are designed with a specific type of magnetic field.  The type of magnetic field is considered when looking at any application and when deciding which design will achieve a customer’s separation objective. For these rotary designs of magnetic separator, there are two types of magnetic…

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Metal Packaging Recycling Rates

The latest data from the UK Environment Agency’s National Packaging Waste Database for quarter 2 2020 shows a 9.7% rise on quarter 1 2019 in the tonnage of recycled and recovered Used Beverage Cans (UBCs) and metal packaging. However, whereas the recycled tonnage of aluminium packaging has steadily increased over the period, there has been…

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Market stall mineral in India

Effectively separating fine iron from dry powders is often challenging. Even the strongest magnetic separator may fail to successfully remove the magnetic particles. In order to find a successful solution, it is important to understand the way fine materials behave. Only then is it possible to determine the optimum method to cleanse a powder of…

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Historical Recycling

There has never been a greater focus on recycling and reusing waste materials. Many experts claim that our waste problem is related to the modern ‘throw-away’ society. Convenience, aligned to our busy lifestyle, has driven up the need for quicker and easily-accessible goods. However, much can be learnt from our past. Despite the modern day…

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CARS 2018

Mining the Urban Environment The anticipated global increase in production and consumption of electronic goods and electric vehicles puts a huge strain on raw material reserves. Subsequently, the focus has turned from mining raw materials to reclaiming, reusing and recycling secondary materials. This is known as ‘Mining the Urban Environment’. The strategic nature of critical…

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Tyre recycling system

Successfully removing metal from rubber (originating from the metal wire in a tyre) when recycling tyres is critical, especially as rogue metal can cause injury to horses and children who run and play on the recovered rubber crumb.  Although each tyre recycling plant is different, here is a guide to the common types and location…

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