Used glass: a clear advantage

The ultimate recycling material

The notion of melting down glass fragments is as old as glass-making itself. Used glass can be recycled again and again without any loss of quality, making it a valuable secondary resource. When heated to around 1,000 degrees Celsius it becomes extremely malleable. At 1,400 degrees it melts, ready for reuse in new products from glassworks. The ALBA Group recycling experts also have extensive experience in marketing and recycling used glass, and use their expertise to ensure that the right amounts are always available to industry, in the required quality.

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State-of-the-art technology creates pure granulates

Glass-making requires an exceptionally pure source material. That's why, in our glass processing plants, modern opto-electronic recognition technology is used to sort glass by colour and remove extraneous materials such as ceramic, porcelain or metal. The resulting high-quality glass granulate can then be used to make new glass products. For example, recycled glass is ideal as packaging material since it is not only tasteless and odourless but also acid-resistant and airtight. In addition, the manufacture of products from used glass requires around 20 per cent less energy than using new glass - a clear benefit for the economy and the environment. The collection of retail packaging from private households accounts for around two million tonnes of recycled glass every year

We will be happy to advise you on all issues relating to glass recycling and marketing - just get in touch.

ALBA Metall Süd Rhein-Main GmbH

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Carl-Benz-Strasse 1
60314 Frankfurt am Main

ALBA Niedersachsen-Anhalt GmbH

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Frankfurter Straße 251
38122 Braunschweig

ALBA Süd GmbH & Co. KG

Dunningen
Schramberger Straße 59
78655 Dunningen

ALBA Neckar-Alb GmbH & Co. KG

Niederlassung Tübingen
Eisenbahnstraße 126/1
72070 Tübingen

ALBA Metall Süd Franken GmbH

Zentrale
Schweinfurter Straße 6-8
97526 Sennfeld
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