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International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Remondis Electrorecycling SAS to supply a complete recycling plant for refrigeration appliances to their dismantling center in Saint Thibault, France. The Cross-Flow Shredder QZ will be the centerpiece of the new plant and process refrigerators and freezers with a piece weight of up to 100 kg. Start-up for the new recycling plant is scheduled for spring 2019.

The Cross-Flow Shredder QZ, type 2500, gently breaks up the input material in a single-stage process and is insensitive to solid metal parts. The operating principle of the QZ shredder is based on flexible, rotating tools, which accelerate the input material to variable speeds and paths. The material is disintegrated and opened up by the impact of the accelerated materials colliding with one another. The different physical properties of the material as well as the individually adjustable holding time determine the form and size of the processed material.

Remondis will run the new recycling plant in three-shift operation. The individual iron, aluminum, copper, plastics, and polyurethane fractions extracted are returned directly to the industrial cycle.

With this order, ANDRITZ has once again strengthened its leading position for refrigerator recycling plants that not only comply with the stringent European WEEELABEX standards, but also achieve highest recovery rates for environmentally harmful greenhouse gases and highly explosive pentane gas.

The Remondis Group is headquartered in Lünen, Germany, and is one of the largest recycling, service and water companies worldwide, employing more than 30,000 people at about 800 business locations on four continents.Remondis is specialized in removing pollutants from residual or hazardous wastes and disposing of them using environmentally friendly methods.