ELV Scrap

  • The Directive on End-of Life Vehicle is the first EU waste directive with which the EU Commission introduced the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility.

  • The directive aims at reduction of waste arising from end-of-life vehicles.

  • The scope of the directive is limited to passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.

  • The directive covers aspects along the life cycle of a vehicle as well as aspects related to treatment operations.

As such it aims at: ​​
  • preventing the use of certain heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, mercury and hexavalent chromium,
  • collection of vehicles at suitable treatment facilities,
  • de-pollution of fluids and specific components,
  • coding and/or information on parts and components
  • ensuring information for consumers and treatment organizations
  • achieving reuse, recycling and recovery performance targets

With these targets set, the directive involves four major stakeholders, the producer, the recycling industry, the last holder and the authorities. Each has a responsibility within the realms of its unique possibility.

  • Get full intrinsic value by sorting the sellable components of Twitch and Zorba into their most valuable and marketable alloys.
  • Don’t give away margin when sorting can be done for a few cents per lb; and your total value of sold goods increases several to 10 times that much.
  • Deliver a Preferred Product to your key clients, thus insuring a viable market during good times and bad.
  • Reduce your tonnage of landfill or incinerator material by recycling the valuable plastics and polymers found in the typical waste stream.
  • Produce low Mg, high Si, Cast Al product for secondary smelters.

  • Produce pure Mg for Mg and Al secondary smelters at a premium.

  • Produce low-alloy Wrought Al product for 3XXX and 6XXX series secondary smelters.

  • Sort your heavies to produce alloy classes for your clients—as melt product directly or melt correction material.

  • Prepare long term contracts to produce near melt-specific alloy lots for key secondary smelters in your region.

  • Attain full intrinsic value from your Zurik…extract and sort the PCB, SS, Al, Cu and Cu wires, plastics, etc.

  • Extract and sort the high value Black Plastics by specific polymer type from your Fluff. ​

​Sorting Example
  • Sorting of non-ferrous metals by

  • Sorting 5000 and 6000 Series

  • Separation of unwanted copper, brass, lead, stainless steel, carbon steel, zinc etc. by

  • Sorting of Aluminium based on Cu-, Zn- and Fe-content Al alloy 6061 by

  • Sorting of heavy metals creating pure fraction of copper, zinc, brass, stainless steel etc. by
  • Sorting Capacity up to 5 t/h

​Key for Success
  • Our sorting technology improves your process!

  • If you’re looking to extract and purify metals and plastics from waste and recycling streams, you’re in the right place.

  • If you consume scrap metal or polymers, and your goal is melt specific feedstock, you’re in the right place.

  • Austin AI has the newest and most specific technology to deliver the absolute best sorting systems—period.

  • We make that statement based on experience. We back it with proof from our customers.

  • We have technology that is independently tested and proven.


Austin AI Technology will find what you are looking for!


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  1. Austin AI sensor-based technology increases the waste-stream yield by ensuring consistent quality of output.
  2. Austin AI sensor-based technology allows material composition to be monitored to improve grading of fractions.
  3. Austin AI Sorting is flexible sorting systems function effectively with an extremely wide variety of material streams.
  4. Austin AI perform successfully an extensive range of sorting tasks and are able to do both prepare and sort secondary raw material of metals and waste for material recycling.
What is your Material?





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