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Advanced recycling facility opens its doors

Germany – German non-ferrous metals recycler DELA GmbH has unveiled a new facility in Dorsten which will increase its capacity for recycling non-ferrous metals from 3000 tonnes to 30 000 tonnes per annum. The new centre will enable DELA to expand its service offering and increase its competitiveness, it is said.

The opening ceremony was attended by 300 dignitaries from Germany and beyond, including Germany’s Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen who congratulated the company – led by Christian Bonmann – for taking a leading role in technology advancement.

With the new facility, DELA now has approximately 35 000 square metres of industrial zone at its disposal in Dorsten. The company has invested Euro 15 million in a development that will provide 50 new jobs. The waste treatment range comprises active carbons, earth/building rubble, filters, batteries, catalysts and sludge containing non-ferrous metals.

The core system consists of a rotary distiller, which combines innovative technology and environmentally friendly processing. In addition, a new vacuum dryer is used for thermal treatment of sludges and other liquid wastes.

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