Refining of fluffand mixed metals waste

Every year, ever more tons of waste are exported or sent to a landfill, despite containing high percentages of metal such as copper, brass and aluminium. They come from several processing cycles and the main difficulty encountered is the high amount of wear-causing inerts inside of them.

Efficient treatmentsfor high quality results

Panizzolo plants are valued for their production performance, low consumption and management costs, and their ease of use. We stand out for our strong experience as direct users of processing systems and, exploiting this know-how, we study all the new solutions focusing on the customer and on the success of their investment.

Discover the dedicated grinding plant

The Panizzolo refining plant uses patented hammer mills of the series RAF-M and RAF-F. These are efficient and highly productive systems capable of simultaneously processing wear-causing steel and inerts, both during the grinding and granulation stage. The processed metal scrap can cause significant wear, thus undermining the actual yield of processing over time. On the other hand Panizzolo refining plants are specifically designed for even wear of the individual components, so as to avoid breakage or sudden drops in production. Furthermore use of special castings makes the hammers and armours more durable. The main type of waste treated by the Panizzolo refining plant includes:

  • Copper from electric motor grinding with presence of iron, plastic, stainless steel, etc.
  • Fluff from: Cars, Mixed metals, WEEE grinding
  • Cables contaminated by stainless steel, brass, iron, ACSR cables
  • Inert containing metals
  • Alucubond, Aluminium caps, etc...
  • Other mixed fluff waste resulting from pre-treatments and containing a mixture of copper, aluminium, steel, glass and cement dust.

At the end of the treatment cycle, almost all non-marketable byproducts are eliminated, retrieving only the clean metal granules, classifiable as secondary raw material.

Find out more about all our recycling solutions!

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What is your treatment requirement?

We listen to your needs and can supply you with the best technologies to meet your business goals.
The processing cycles are designed to maximise production activities, to be able to attain full recovery of secondary raw materials and to reintroduce them directly into the economic cycle.

Electric motors




Metal scrap

Mixed metals


Slag processing

Paper mill pulper

End-of-life vehicles

Car engines