Scrap Beat

by Scrap Magazine | Jul 21, 2020

Refrigerator Recycler Upgrades Processing System

EMP Recycling (Vilnius, Lithuania) will upgrade its refrigeration appliance recycling plant using equipment from Andritz (Graz, Austria).
Andritz will install new safety technology, discharge conveyors, and shredder atmosphere drying equipment. A new matrix degassing system will evaporate residual solvent components that enter a recovery system, it says. The new equipment, which will be operational by the end of 2020, will help EMP increase its capacity to process up to 60 refrigerators or five tons of electronic scrap per hour, Andritz says.

EMP uses an Andritz Universal Cross-Flow Shredder QZ2000, which it installed in 2012 and will continue to use in its refrigeration appliance recycling process; heating screw conveyors; and a screening machine that sieves the refrigerators’ ground insulation out of the material flow, it says. The refrigerator recycling system recovers greenhouse gases from appliances that use chlorofluorocarbons and pentane. Visit or