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Preserving the Global Environment

Global environmental preservation is an important challenge that will require consideration for many years to come. For today's companies, plants designed with the global environment in mind are crucial for making effective use of limited resources and recycling used resources for further applications.

Technology can change waste into a mountain of treasure.

At Tanaka Iron Works, the strengths in technology, information, and development we have cultivated since our founding have allowed us to develop countless ecological plants.

RPF Burners

With our revolutionary solid fuel burners that use waste products as fuel, solid RPF reduces fuel costs and contributes to a recycling-oriented society.

In recent years, a range of special burners appeared as replacements for fuel oil burners designed to reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions, but none had managed to achieve truly spectacular results. This was because the use of liquid fuel alone kept fuel costs high, and profits were lost to maintenance costs. Tanaka Iron Works' thermal recycling systems (RPF combustion equipment) are next-generation solid fuel-based plants that can burn and control high-heat RPF and restrict the main burner as far as possible.

RPF Production Plants

Process waste safely and appropriately for recycling.

Materials brought in as waste, like PET bottles, discarded plastics, and timber scraps, is sifted from other recycled resources. The residue that forms the raw material for RPF is broken down more finely in a crusher and processed into solid RPF.

Environmental measures are a problem for intermediate treatment plants, but water processing, dust and fine particle containment, and deodorization is performed to preserve not just the plant's surroundings but also the work environment inside it.

RPF as a Fuel Replacement
RPF stands for "Refuse Paper and Plastic Fuel."

As a solid fuel made of difficult-to-recycle plastic, paper, and timber waste, RPF is a replacement for fossil fuels as a source of energy.
This fuel is widely used by manufacturers of products like paper and steel. It offers superior ease of handling, transport, and storage, is stable in both properties and quality, and makes it easy to adjust the amount of heat the burner produces.

Polystyrene Gel Recycling Plants

Recycle plastic materials.

The Hi-Melt Method is used to recycle volume-reduced polystyrene gel into a solid.

Because degradation is prevented during reclamation, the resulting material can be used in the same way as virgin material of high purity.

Additionally, when dissolving, separating, and solidifying polystyrene, solvent reclamation rates as high as 98% can be maintained.

About the Hi-Melt Method

The Hi-Melt Method is a system for recycling polystyrene alone.

HM solvents are used to easily reduce the polyethylene polystyrene to 1/100 its original volume and convert it to a gel.

The polystyrene gel is dissolved and separated again, and then recycled into plastic materials.

The separated solvent can be reused to dissolve more polystyrene, and the method calls for no environmentally harmful procedures like incineration or burying.

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