Cables are vital components of all electrical and electronic equipments. Most of the cables are made of a conductive metal inner part with a insulator covering usually made of plastic or PVC.
Metal parts are usually made of copper and aluminum which can be recycled infinite times without any loss of their quality. The insulation is made of plastic, rubber or paper.
With the use of our cable recycling machines we crush the scrap cable and separate the conductive metal part of the cable from the plastic part. Material is sorted as plastic granules and fine grain metals. Power cables may have lead or steel armoring which can be processed with our cable stripper.
Cables we handle at GCL can be grouped into three categories:
* Cables used in communication devices
* Cables used in Household Appliances
* Cables used in Telecommunication and Power Networks
Dry cables we recycle include:
* Hair wire
* Communication wire
* Power cables with copper and aluminum conductors
* Copper wire
* Mixed household wire
By using plastics and metals recovered from cable recycling, we turn the cable waste into new raw materials and contribute to the circular economy.