Austria-headed international technology group Andritz AG has recently announced that it has successfully completed the modernization of a complete refrigerator recycling plant at EMP Recycling UAB in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania, EMP Recycling is the largest electronic waste recycling company in the Baltic states and specializes in purchasing, collection, and recycling of waste and in the production of secondary raw materials.
The company is WEEELABEX-certified for collection and logistics and is currently in the process of obtaining certification for waste treatment.
The modernized recycling plant is designed to process up to 70 chlorofluorocarbon- (CFC) and pentane containing fridges and cooling appliances per hour with a maximum single weight of 60 kg per unit.
The scope of supply comprised of the equipment for feeding the cooling appliances to the existing shredder, including the safety technology, the conveyor technology for discharge and transport of the processed material to subsequent steps in the process, such as thermal treatment of the PUR fraction, as well as the process gas management system.
Thanks to the fully encapsulated, single-stage recycling system, environmentally harmful greenhouse gases (GHGs) contained in the cooling devices can be recovered safely. The individual ferrous, non-ferrous, plastic, and polyurethane fractions extracted during the process can be returned to the industrial cycle.