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Alfa Laval pioneers heat exchanger recycling

SWEDEN: Alfa Laval is to offer recycling of its heat exchangers in partnership with Stena Recycling, Sweden’s leading recycling company. 

Alfa Laval sees the partnership as a first step towards a circular approach to its product portfolio, and an important part of the company’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030.

In addition to encourage the replacement of less energy-efficient plate heat exchangers by new modern products, the initiative will generate large amounts of valuable metals that can be recycled and reused in new Alfa Laval products.

“This is an important step towards a more circular and sustainable approach when sourcing material, manufacturing and supplying our products,” commented Susanne Pahlén Åklundh, president of Alfa Laval’s Energy Division. “Starting in the Nordic region, the recycling initiative will include three types of heat exchangers. However, we see great opportunities to expand the scope to other product groups and geographical areas in the future. This initiative is a win-win, to the benefit of our customers as well as to society.”

“The collaboration with Alfa Laval shows once again what effective circular solutions we can create when we work together. Simultaneously, as the industry receives help with significant energy efficiencies, we ensure a high recycling rate of older and inefficient plate heat exchangers in Sweden. These materials can be used as circular quality raw materials for new products, including new products that Alfa Laval manufactures,” said Stena Recycling Sweden MD Fredrik Pettersson

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