Recycling is one of the big issues facing the automotive industry, due to the increasing pressure from environmental lobbies and pending legislation from many governments and supra-
The shredder operator feeds ELV’s into a hammer mill type shredder, to b e chopped and torn into small pieces which are conveyed through a sorting stem. Ferrous metals are separated magnetically from nonferrous materials and piled for shipment to steelmakers, while the "fluff" : still contains a good value of non ferrous metals (like copper and aluminium), plastics, glass, rubber, fibres and dirt – collectively called also ASR – automotive shredder residue.
The "fluff" is generally classified as a hazardous waste and difficult to treat and to dump. With the process of Carboshred® the fluff can be treated and a high grade of non-