Convert Just about any Waste Byproduct to Briquettes — Profitably
RUF’s industrial briquetting systems are better for business and better for the many operations that generate fine, irregularly shaped byproducts, such as dust, scrap materials, turnings, or fines, have trouble disposing of these materials. Transporting these byproducts can create both logistical and cost challenges as well.
If you operate a manufacturing plant of just about any kind, you may not be aware that you have an opportunity to add value to your business in several ways by processing these waste byproducts into briquettes. The benefits of briquetting include:
- Effective waste stream management
- Elimination of the cost of hauling the materials to a waste facility
- Cleaner facilities
- Additional revenue stream creation
- Positive public relations through sustainable practices
- Reduction of landfill sources
Suits many materials you wouldn’t expect
The most common briquetting materials are sawdust, wood chips and aluminum metal shavings. But you may not be aware that it’s possible to briquette many more materials than those.
What passes for a briquette material? It’s not a stretch to state that if it’s a production waste byproduct, it’s probably briquettable.
Most metals, for example, can serve as a briquette material, including titanium, magnesium, zinc and copper. Many metallic briquettes can be recycled, creating a new revenue stream for a business. In fact, briquetting actually makes scrap chips more valuable by preserving a greater amount of metal during the melting process compared with loose metal chips.
Even materials that you might never think of, such as banknotes, cotton, hay, textile dust, bark—even tobacco—can be processed into briquettes. Many of those briquettes, like grass, peat or sawdust, can be converted into a sustainable, easily transportable fuel source for the secondary market. Even cutting oils from metal shavings can be removed during the briquetting process and then reused. The briquetting process also allows for the reclamation of valuable coolant, while reducing floor space storage requirements, handling and transportation costs.
Nobody knows the suitability of materials for repurposing as well as RUF Briquetting Systems. Over the past 30 years, our equipment has converted just about any common scrap material into briquettes for many manufacturing and packaging industries.
Briquettes and return on investment
Processing facility owners should know that briquetting processes do not create major impacts on operations. We can set up a briquetting machine to process just about any material your operation produces into briquettes.
Working with us to briquette your operation’s waste materials yields a return on investment. You’ll improve your recycling capabilities, reduce the costs involved in managing or removing waste material—even create new revenue streams that didn’t previously exist with relatively minor modifications to your operation. Many times, companies have converted the expense involved in removing waste into a revenue source by selling the briquettes. On average, RUF briquetting systems pay for themselves in 18 months or less.
If you’re not sure whether your waste material can be briquetted, we can help. Our services include testing your waste materials to ensure that they can be briquetted, and our facility has a wide range of testing equipment that allows us to design a briquetting system that addresses your operation’s waste stream processing and recycling needs. In fact, we’ll partner with you throughout the implementation process to get your briquetting process running and optimized so it adds value to your business.
Interested in learning more about how we can help you operate a cleaner, more profitable facility? Call 888-894-5773 or complete our online contact form today.