Recycling Program Results

Seco has released the annual results of its North American Carbide Recycling Program, revealing that the company collected and processed 57,368 lbs of used carbide tools in 2011.

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Seco has released the annual results of its North American Carbide Recycling Program, revealing that the company collected and processed 57,368 lbs of used carbide tools in 2011. This represented more than double the company’s goal of 26,500 lbs, thanks to steady growth of the program throughout the year.

With its Carbide Recycling Program, Seco provides manufacturers with small, medium or large storage containers to place within their facilities. Small containers hold approximately 5 lbs of carbide, medium containers hold approximately 50 lbs, and the large drums accommodate approximately 1,500 lbs. As tools reach the end of their useful life, they can be placed in these containers, which are then collected by Seco. Any carbide products from any manufacturer can be submitted, including carbide inserts, solid drills, solid end mills, wear parts and PCD/PCBN-tipped inserts. Manufacturers are paid at the market rate when the carbide is returned.