Exhibitor focus: URT Umwelt- und Recyclingtechnik

Exhibitor focus: URT Umwelt- und Recyclingtechnik

October 8, 2019
Press Release: URT Umwelt- und Recyclingtechnik

E-Waste World Conference & Expo exhibitor URT Umwelt- und Recyclingtechnik was established in 1995 by Peter Heßler and Thomas Gundersdorf. The business of URT comprises the engineering, sale and service of recycling plants for electric and electronic scrap (WEEE) and for the disposal of waste refrigerators (CFC)

The European regulation is the basis and guideline for all equipment manufactured by URT. The company has been manufacturing systems for the disposal of cooling units for more than 20 years and the recovery and liquefaction of the propellants and refrigerants in the disposal plants have become established processes in Europe ever since. Now plants are also being set up in Asia as well as in South and North America. Frequently these countries do not have suitable plants for the destruction of CFC and the quantities generated during disposal have even had to be transported across continents. This was the impetus for URT to develop a new system.

As a leader in the field of cooling device recycling, URT is engineering technically sophisticated plants corresponding to the EN 50574 standard. This CENELEC standard requires high demands on the disposal of old refrigerators, which means end-of-life appliances have to be treated and recycled separately according to insulating materials. These include mineral wool, polystyrene and polyurethane foams, which are automatically detected and further processed.

Plants for the recycling of cooling systems are often combined with recycling plants for electronic waste and household appliances, as well as flat-panel displays and CRT tubes. The e-waste is shredded and separated corresponding to raw materials using several, technical complex procedures.

Complex separation processes are playing an important role in the field of printed circuit board treatment. When recycling PCBs, valuable precious metal concentrates can be obtained, which are immediately available for subsequent melting after this treatment process developed by URT.

The recycling of CRT monitors and flat-panel displays is achievable by applying the company’s screen separating line. During CRT recycling, the glasses of the cathode ray tubes will be separated at the interface by means of what is known as a hot wire technique for being able to separately dispose the different types of glass, the luminescent layer loaded with pollutants as well as metal parts. LCD recycling, however, presents the technology with further challenges. Mercury-containing tubes are installed in the LCD monitors and require special care when recycling. Due to this reason URT has developed a special workbench upon which the capillaries can be safely dismantled, subsequently shredded and the mercury distilled.

For the recycling of printers, scanners and copiers, URT also provides technical solutions and is therefore focusing on toner cartridge recycling. During their recycling, cartridges are shredded and separated in toner powder, metal and plastic components. URT offers two innovative concepts for the procedure – one wet and one dry process.

E-Waste World Conference & Expo will take place from Thursday 14 November to Friday 15 November at the Kap Europa, Frankfurt Messe, Germany. To register for this highly focused, solutions-driven event, please click here. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please email peter@trans-globalevents.com

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