Metso has developed what it calls the first fully recyclable modular screening media – Metso Trellex LS-Eco. In response to customer requests for sustainable and environmentally friendly screening-media solutions, and in line with its own sustainability program, the company has taken the Metso Trellex LS rubber modular-screening media systems and successfully replaced the traditional steel reinforcement with an environmentally friendly composite material. This makes it possible to effectively recycle its customers’ screening media.
In the past, screening-media modules which were no longer suitable for production were treated as waste and could not be recycled. In addition to providing environmentally friendly screening media panels, Metso will implement a unique program to provide its customers with a suitable range of recycling services.
The Metso Trellex LS-Eco offers a wide range of health, safety and environmental benefits. Each screening media panel is up to 40 percent lighter than standard steel reinforced Trellex LS panels. This makes handling easier and the working environment safer.
Lighter panels also help to reduce the overall stress on the entire screening installation. Compared to steel-reinforced panels, the composite-reinforced panels of the Metso Trellex LS-Eco are more flexible and will reduce the effects of pegging and blinding during screening operations. The Metso Trellex LS-Eco promises reduced downtime and increased productivity.
The Metso Trellex LS-Eco, 305 x 610, is scheduled to be available in selected markets in the fourth quarter of 2011. Other dimensions will be available in 2012.