Making mining more sustainable with fully recyclable PU screens
Waste management: a sustainability issue for the mining industry
The mining industry is being squeezed from many sides. Just as the drive for efficiency and cost reduction is intensifying, the industry is also coming under public, economic and regulatory pressure to reduce its environmental footprint and develop more sustainable mining practices. In particular, reducing scrap in the production process and improving waste management are key to increasing sustainability in mining.
Sorting materials such as ore and minerals is a vital mining process, but also potentially a major source of scrap. The separation process uses a range of different screens, each designed to handle a specific sorting task, with the size of the aperture and presence of an insert determined by the type and size of mineral aggregates being processed.
Metal inserts make recycling of screens difficult
Implementing sustainability in the mining industry is a challenge that our recyclable composite solution meets head on. By enabling mining companies to recycle screens, our solution generates cost savings, extends the lifetime of cast polyurethane screens, and makes mining processes more circular.
Recyclable composite insert for screens: key to a single stream
- Recyclable: Our cast PU screens and inserts can be mechanically recycled in a single stream.
- Circular: Mining screen waste can be reintegrated into circular production processes.
- Economical: Reusing screen material in new cast polyurethane saves on material costs.
- Excellent stiffness: Recyclable pultruded PU inserts offer the stiffness of metal inserts.
- Extended lifetime: Screens stand up to abrasion and tear over a longer useful life.