The next step is to remove all non-PVC materials from uPVC windows and doors, including rubber, glass, and steel. We do this by using a variety of methods, including powerful magnets. Where possible, we recycle the metal we extract, but we need to remove it first because we cannot incorporate it into the uPVC recycling process.
uPVC products often contain a range of other metals, not just steel. These metals include zinc, aluminium and brass. We use specialist separation processes to remove these contaminants from the uPVC and store them for further processing on-site. We also use colour-sorting devices to detect rubber components (often used to seal the gap between uPVC frames and the glazing).