‘World’s first’ automated mattress recycling machine

Posted by aclimaadmin | octubre 19, 2016 | Noticias del Sector

The Furniture Recycling Group (TFR Group) claims to have designed, developed and produced the world’s first automated pocket spring recycling machine.

Designed internally by the Lancashire company’s engineers, the machinery dismantles and separates the components for pocket springs within mattresses, reducing the process from taking more than half a day per full pocket spring to two and a half minutes.

Pocket spring-based mattresses present specific challenges to recyclers because they consist of between 1,000 and 10,000 single springs, each wrapped inside a textile-based polypropylene pocket.

Traditionally, the only way of recycling them was to manually separate each spring from the pocket with a knife, which is time-consuming and commercially unviable.

Rather than being recycled, the pockets would have been either sent to the UK’s only scrap dealer that accepts pocket springs, at a large cost, where they are mixed into other scrap or, due to the excessive cost of scrapping the springs, sent to landfill.

Posts Relaccionados

Posted by aclimaadmin | 30 septiembre 2022
La entrada en vigor de esta nueva norma constituye una novedad relevante en nuestra legislación, y esta es la razón de ser de estas líneas, habida cuenta de que el...
Posted by aclimaadmin | 29 septiembre 2022
A medida que se agudiza la crisis energética en el continente europeo, la repercusión en los precios de la electricidad afecta a las operaciones de las instalaciones de reciclaje de...
Posted by aclimaadmin | 29 septiembre 2022
La convocatoria de propuestas de CEF Energy 2022 para los estudios preparatorios de proyectos transfronterizos renovables pone a disposición 1 millón de euros para ayudar tanto a los Estados miembros...
X