Electronic Scrap (WEEE)


Recovery of recyclables from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

  • Metals and alloys
  • Plastics (thermoplastics, plexiglass, etc.)
  • Composite materials (circuit boards, etc.)
  • Brominated plastics (BFR)
  • Plastics with cadmium compounds
  • Material tainted with precious or recoverable metals (e.g. copper, brass, silver, etc.)
  • Sorting of monitor glass (CRT)
  • etc.

The trend for more and more electronics with an ever shorter life cycle continues to dominate. The processing of such appliances and machines can highly profitable. The recovery of precious metals and other types of metals and plastics (PCBs, etc.) are the main focus in sorting technology.

REDWAVE guarantees the highest value of recycling plants based on years of experience in the recycling industry. There are both “Customized WEEE sorting plants” and “Compact WEEE sorting plants” available.

Sorting task Technology  
Separation of different metals Induction detector REDWAVE M
Sorting according to colours High resolution RGB camera REDWAVE C
Sorting according to materials Near-infrared (NIR) hyperspectral imaging REDWAVE NIR
Sorting according to colour and material Near-infrared (NIR) hyperspectral imaging combined with a high-resolution RGB camera REDWAVE NIR/C
Separation of different materials according to chemical composition X-ray fluorescence spectrometer REDWAVE XRF-E
Examples of use:

Printed circuit boards (sorted with REDWAVE C)

Material feed: Electrical waste

Brominated plastic (sorted with REDWAVE-XRF)

Brominated plastics (BFR)
Recovery of printed circuit boards

bromine-free plastic










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