Brescia – With only two editions under its belt, it has ensured its title as the ‘event of reference’ for the scrap recovery and recycling system, with a 2007 edition that registered more than 140 exhibitor companies and more than 4,000 specialised visitors. With this introduction Metalriciclo, the Exhibition of Technologies for the Recovery and Recycling of ferrous and non ferrous metals, Environmental Quality and Energy Efficiency, created and organised by Edimet, is preparing for the third edition, which starts off the event’s biannual cycle in 2009.
The satisfaction of the industry professionals who attended the first two editions confirmed the validity of an exhibition event dedicated to the recovery of ferrous and non ferrous metals at the end of the product life cycle, which is a fundamental activity with great added value for a country such as Italy lacking in raw materials and energy. This is demonstrated by the numbers from the recovery industry in Italy for 2006: 19.8 million tons of steel from electric furnaces (from scraps) and 670,000 tons of aluminium alloy from foundries from scraps were produced, 21.5 million tons of ferrous scraps and 1.2 million tons of non ferrous scraps were consumed. These numbers place Italy first in Europe for metal recovery and metal production from scraps. The Brescian area stands out in this context as it represents approx. 50% of the national recovery and recycling industry.
In order to respond to the needs of the sector and industry professionals, Metalriciclo will strengthen its offer from 2009, focusing its attention on topics that are important for the industry and that will make the event more complete.
Environmental quality, a priority
Attention to the environment and its balance are implicit aspects of Metalriciclo, whereas it is evident that correct metal scrap recovery and recycling operations are an act of great respect toward the environment in which we live, and contribute toward its protection.
The intention of Metalriciclo 2009 is to increase attention on environmental quality by strengthening the exposition area dedicated to this topic, which will be expanded to include the technologies, systems and equipment for treating, reclaiming and purifying water, controlling, transporting and removing gases and fumes, analysis, measurement and control.
Recovery of machining scraps
Recovering and recycling chips from mechanical manufacturing operations is an activity that allows transformers – foundries and mechanical workshops – to quickly and directly recover and reuse the scraps generated during the productive process. In general, this concerns valuable alloy material, which is increasingly ‘precious’ today considering the continuously rising prices for raw materials.
Metalriciclo therefore completes its own product with everything that is needed for recovering mechanical manufacturing scraps: systems for automatic chip management, centrifuges, grinders, conveyors, silos, compactors, driers, systems for managing separated oils, magnetic cleaning systems …
Metalriciclo is also energy efficiency
Recycling also means rationalising energy use, as metal recovery means making raw material available with substantial energy savings. In order to completely and thoroughly address the topic, the third edition of Metalriciclo, which will be held at the Garda Exhibition Centre in Montichiari from April 2 to 4 2009, will broaden its scope through its presentation of an energy efficiency area.
‘We continue to play ahead of the game - declares Mario Conserva, the Managing Director of Edimet – and for the 2009 edition, we are including the topic of energy efficiency from the metal industry point of view; attention is therefore placed on technologies for producing energy suitable for metallurgic processes and their most rational and effective use to make production competitive. This topic is of enormous interest for our system, our role is to look toward the future and it gives us great satisfaction to be, once again, the forerunner for new directions’.