Display equipment includes cathode ray tubes (found in old style TV sets and computer monitors) and flat panel TVs, computer monitors, such as plasma and liquid crystal displays (LCD) and LED TVs.
Cathode ray tubes (CRT) contain hazardous phosphor powder, leaded glass, copper and other rare metals. These materials can be re-used to make new products. Panel and funnel glass from the cathode ray tubes are also recovered.
Most flat panel TVs and monitors use mercury lamps to light the screen. To remove the lamps, the appliance must be disassembled before processing the screen. Components are recovered though a manual disassembly process and fractions are sent to specialist plants for further recycling.
- Hand dismantling
- Cathode ray tubes separation (Pb, Ba)
- Crushing and metal removal
- Glass cleaning