Electric cables are a type of electrical waste. And just like other types of electrical waste, they contain precious metals that can be extracted and re-used. The insulation materials can be re-used, too. Large quantities of waste cables are produced by the construction industry in particular (during demolition), the airspace and automotive industries and, of course, are present in common electronics. Their re-use is particularly important because they contain copper, aluminium and PVC. These components are highly sought after for the further processing of products in various industries.
Copper is the third-most-important industrial metal after iron and aluminium. The global consumption of copper is roughly 24 million tonnes a year. Copper resources are shrinking and so recycling is an important part of the economy. Another component included in electrical cables is insulation, which is mainly made of PVC. To use PVC as an insulation material, flame retardants, i.e. plasticizers and stabilizers, must be added. Our company uses machines to process all type of cables and crushed material. We price them according to their actual yields. We can extract the maximum from your materials using both dry and wet methods. Our final products are copper, aluminium, and plastic granulates. Do not hesitate to contact us for a non-binding offer.