Recycling process

HKS Metals takes up a prominent position within the recycling process of metals in the Netherlands. Iron, metals and electronics are supplied to us through four different channels and are all processed for reuse.

Industry

Consumer

Collection/Intermediary service

HKS Metals

Processing/separating

Scrap converted into steel

Steel to user

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​Treatment process

Our treatment process explained

Variety of scrap

Materials from different sectors. Examples include scrap from the building industry and iron streams from civic amenity sites.

Large objects

Materials that require pre-treatment before they can be machine-processed.

Pre-treatment

Pre-treatment consists of flame-cutting and the dismantling of large chunks of steel that cannot be handled by standard machine-processing.

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Processing

HKS Metals uses three types of machine-processing methods. The scissor, press and shredder.

Scissor

The scissor cuts long chunks of iron to size. The length depends on the needs of the steel plants.

Press

The press produces packages, thereby increasing the density and transport options of the material.

Shredder

The shredder rips the iron into fist-size pieces. The magnet separates the iron from the metals,

after which extraction removes any pollution from the scrap.

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Foundry

By applying various processing methods, we can easily meet the specific demands of foundries.

Every new type of metal is linked to its own scrap type as pre-material.

NF separation

Our shredder process roughly generates three types of streams. Light fraction (pollution), heavy fraction (mixture of metals) and iron.

Contrary to fellow scrap-processors, the heavy fraction is moved to our own sorting center in Amersfoort. Here all metals are machine-separated.

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