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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.

Combined WEEE and refrigerator plant


ANDRITZ combined e-scrap and refrigerator recycling plant

The completely sealed system of the ADuro QZ shredder 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

Benefits: Refrigerator recycling

  • ADuro QZ with accelerating tools to gently open up material composites
  • 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

Recycling plant for refrigerators

Matrix degassing unit

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