ANDRITZ employs technologies that combine pre-shredding, post-shredding, sorting, and drying so that the entire flow of waste can be separated into organic and inorganic components.
Valuable fractions, such as metals, can be removed early in the process and appropriately recycled. The metal fraction, often with plastics or textiles still adhering to it, can be cleaned. Composite materials can be broken down with the Universal Cross-Flow Shredder QZ. In the end, the steel scrap and non-ferrous metals can be recovered with a superior purity of 98% – perfect for use in the steel industry or re-processing in foundries.
With minor additional processing, the non-recyclable residual fractions often have a high calorific value making them suitable as a fuel source for cement kilns, steel industry boilers, or for co-firing in power plants.