There are considerably significant amounts of lead and glass in a Cathode Ray Tube Unit (CRT Unit) that can be recovered. Once these units have been unloaded at our recycling plants and have been scanned into our system, we put the unit through a cutter system that separates the glass panel; glass and fluorescent powder is cleared and collected. After the cutting process is completed, it then undergoes heating through a metal band and an air bow, after which they are sent to the vacuum chambers. The processing time for a single CRT Unit is estimated to be 90 seconds; all circuit boards, chips and other salvaged parts are recycled separately.
The recycling process of a Flat Panel Display Unit starts with segregation and dismantling of the unit. All components from the dismantling are sent for recycling to their own recycling compartments, after which the display unit is then put through the mechanical shredder for processing. They are then put through a Magnetic Separator, where any ferrous metals are discarded. We then separate and collect any non-ferrous metals by using the Eddy Current Separator and they are then processed through individually. Ferrous materials are processed as iron, and non-ferrous materials are melted and are then put through electro-refining where they are refined to 99.9% purity.