Sustainable circular economy

◙ Circular economy   ◙ Recycling   ◙ Product stewardship   ◙ Ressource efficiency

Metal recycling as an essential pillar of sustainable raw material security

Metal recycling makes a significant contribution to climate and resource protection and secures the supply of metallic raw materials. Sustainable recycling management is in the DNA of metals. KLINGER Schöneberg is ready to further promote the circular economy respectively recycling.


Circular economy is more than recycling

Circular economy means more than just recycling. It is a holistic interdisciplinary approach that combines know-how about processes, technologies and materials. The focus is on long service life as well as repair, reuse and recovery. Waste prevention and reuse are the primary goals, ahead of recycling. The principle is particularly meaningful, as our products are designed to be recycled into a biological or technological cycle with over 99% of the total weight.

All our industrial valves are long-life products and follow the modular design principle. This is ensured from development through design and layout to application-specific design and material selection. In addition, our products are equipped with multi-part housings so that all components used can be separated by simple disassembly, easily separated in terms of material and sorted. No special tools are required for this.


Exemplary illustration:


Lived practice

In our own company

The high potential for circular economy is based on the functionality and properties of our products, as well as on the principles already implemented and the requirements of the market. For example, in the case of capital goods, long service life, freedom from maintenance and repairability are prerequisites and are an established part of our range of services. Thus, our B2B products have been durable and repairable for many years. As a product manufacturer, we act in this sense and have been implementing the circular economy principles for many decades.

For decades, the metal chips from our own production, rejects as well as the irreparable industrial valves have been collected by type and collected by the metal traders as well as recycled or recyclable.


With our customers

Independently of our own resources for reconditioning and repair, we have already qualified and authorized many specialist workshops of our customers in the chemical industry as well as the classic repair and maintenance companies for the proper and professional reconditioning of our industrial valves through appropriate theoretical and practical training over several decades.

Many of our customers in the chemical industry are responsible for recycling the industrial valves at the end of their life cycle. If the industrial valves are no longer repairable or if a repair / overhaul is no longer justifiable for economic reasons, they are dismantled and treated as follows. First, the industrial valves are rinsed and freed from the chemical material flows of their use. The contaminated plastic parts are disposed of as hazardous waste. All metallic parts are sorted according to their base material as well as collected by scrap material dealers and returned to the recycling economy. This practice is implemented by the internal specialist workshops.


In the chemical industry

The status quo is: Unfortunately, there is no uniformly organized and standardized take-back system throughout the industry. Regardless of the customers, who are responsible for recycling the industrial valves, the chemical industry shows little interest and initiative in this regard. Since the customers are the owners of the industrial valves, they also decide at the end of their life cycle whether and how they are returned to the circular economy.


Concept of a sustainable circular economy

Through efficient processes, waste prevention, repair, reuse, recovery, collection, separation, recycling and material recovery, the further promotion of the circular economy of industrial valves should reduce resource consumption.



Measures to promote the circular economy

To promote the recycling economy, we have now agreed on a cooperation with the company Rudolf Schuy GmbH & Co. KG a reliable and competent partner for the disposal of all common metals. The tailor-made logistics services, the reputation as a problem solver and the reliability have made the company Rudolf Schuy GmbH & Co. KG over decades to what they are today: one of the largest scrap metal trading companies in Germany. In addition, the company is also one of only a few waste management companies which is certified for the recycling of metal waste. By using a range of the most modern metal analysis equipment, steel mills and foundries can be offered exactly the mix qualities and grade purities that are needed in each case, with letter and seal. Packages of plates are supplied in palletized form, the quality of which is individually checked and certified.

The company Rudolf Schuy GmbH & Co. KG already has decades of experience in the disposal of scrap from the chemical industry and is also very familiar with the documentary and management system requirements and external audits there. Apart from various types of scrap, industrial valves are also disposed of properly and professionally and sorted by type.


The advantages of the cooperation

  • Through the cooperation we can now offer our customers from the chemical industry a closed disposal system in which our cooperation partner can collect all industrial valves, sort them by type and return them for recycling or material recovery in a proper and professional manner.
  • The customers are provided with appropriate container systems and the scrap is collected by our own fleet or by logistics partners.


This cooperation fulfills the concept of a sustainable circular economy. In addition to the important ecological function, this also makes a significant contribution to the supply of raw materials to the economy.


Further procedure

If you are interested in participating, please contact the company Rudolf Schuy GmbH & Co. KG.

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