Recycling plants for refrigerators
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Recycling plants for refrigerators

ANDRITZ recycling plants for cooling devices can reclaim 90% of environmentally harmful greenhouse gases.

A particular benefit is that even modern refrigerators – in which the insulation materials have been expanded using highly-explosive pentane gas – can be processed at the same time as CFC appliances without a risk of fire.

3D drawing of a refrigerator recycling plant

Recycling plant for refrigerators

Matrix degassing unit

The completely sealed system of the Universal Cross-Flow Shredder QZ takes in the refrigerators in batches and separates them in their individual components. A subsequent matrix degassing extracts the CFC from the insulating foam. With this gentle and environmentally friendly method of processing, the ANDRITZ recycling plants for refrigerators comply with highest European environmental standards. The extracted individual fractions of iron, copper, aluminum, plastics and polyurethane foam can directly be returned in the economic cycle.

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  • Fridges and freezers with CFC/pentane


  • Ferrous
  • Non-ferrous (copper, aluminum)
  • Plastics
  • Polyurethane
  • CFCs/pentane

Process advantages refrigerator recycling

  • QZ with accelerating tools for breaking the material bounds
  • One-step operation
  • Pure output fractions
  • Less down times
  • Insensitive on impurities
  • Many adjustment possibilities
  • Less wear and tear
  • Completely closed system
  • Permanent control of oxygen level
  • No release of harmful substances because of gentle dismantling of batteries and capacitors
  • Highest recovery rates of CFC

ANDRITZ combined e-scrap and refrigerator recycling plant

ANDRITZ refrigerator recycling plants

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  • ANDRITZ Recycling PDF : 2.3 MB
  • Leaflet Combined WEEE/refrigerator recycling PDF : 305 KB