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REDWAVE – Best way to separate heavy metals from aluminium

Redwave – Metal sorting with the most advanced technology on the market.


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The future of every operation depends on how well a system can effectively deal with constantly changing export markets, customer requirements and new mixes of materials available.

Today there are many options for getting a clean sorted product. But if you need a reliable and profitable system with the flexibility for new sorting scenarios and capability to grow with new business all backed by the experience of the world leader in advanced non-ferrous sorting, then the REDWAVE XRF/C is the ideal system designed for you.

REDWAVE - Best way to separate heavy metals from aluminium p twoREDWAVE X-ray fluorescence (XRF), market-leading technology, is able to recover up to 10% more aluminium compared to XRT and increase your revenue. A quicker runtime of up to 25% helps to sort heavy metals into high purity products compared to heavy metals produced with XRT.

Additionally, for the most efficient plant operation, it is possible to integrate REDWAVE mate – your artificially intelligent support within your sorting plant. mate is the first system to measure qualities and to record and evaluate information during production for the most efficient plant automation. This allows access to statistical data and live alerts. The automated plant control system helps to consistently keep your product at the highest purity with the best efficiency and it offers a detailed composition of the heavy metals product.


REDWAVE is your reliable partner for profitable solutions in the recycling, waste management and mining industry. It supplies groundbreaking and economic sorting plants for recyclables as well as turnkey waste treatment plants.

REDWAVE - Best way to separate heavy metals from aluminium p threeFurthermore, REDWAVE is a leading manufacturer of sensor-based sorting machines with a sturdy industrial design that achieves high performance and quality recovery of materials. REDWAVE does not stop at the sensor level but provides the complete machine taking the responsibility for the sorting result. It also focuses to have its own software and hardware knowledge in-house as this gives their clients the required flexibility and allows them to continuously develop their products and react quickly on market and customer needs.

REDWAVE operates worldwide and is headquartered in Austria. It maintains branch offices in Germany, China, Singapore and the United States.

See REDWAVE at the CARS EXPO on 29-30 September at stand E7.

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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] is the UK’s only salvage and automotive recycling network with nationwide, environmentally compliant sites delivering performance resilience and service reliability to the insurance and fleet markets.  The network’s online salvage auction drives strong salvage resale values and faster sales.  e2e’s salvage clients have access to the network’s stocks of over 5 million quality graded, warranty assured reclaimed parts. 

The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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