Panizzolo on the October cover of Recycling International

Panizzolo on the October cover of Recycling International

Recycling International is the global reference source for news on the world of recycling, with analysis and insights always on the ball. It offers its readers content that is never banal and today it is ready to face a new challenge: to publish an in-depth study dedicated to the Italian scrap recycling sector.


In fact, the special issue with the focus «Country Report: Italy» arrives in October, including for the first time the online extension at the website: To complete the special focus, there will be the cover story of Mauro Panizzolo and the following message entrusted to him by Recycling International: “helping recyclers move forward”.


«The global recycling industry faces great challenges and the scrap recycling sector in Italy is no exception.» Explains Martijn Reintjes, chief editor of the magazine. “This was my first trip after 18 months of  lockdown without any travel, and it’s really nice to be able to meet and talk live with entrepreneurs again and be able to visit their companies


Through a road trip in Italy and on the island of Sardinia, Martijn and Panizzolo Recycling Systems went to discover Italian excellence in the sector, meeting and interviewing many entrepreneurs.


«Collaborating with Martijn in the development of this issue» explains Mauro Panizzolo «It has allowed us to demonstrate that, within an increasingly global market, the Italian metal recycling sector is no different than other nations. In fact it has a wide panorama of technologically advanced industrial excellence«.


In addition to read the paper edition of the «Country Report Italy», online ( it is possible to listen and read both the interviews and many in-depth analyzes, allowing everyone to get to know these companies, their history and their challenges for the foreseeable future.

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The new End-Of-Waste treatment cycle in Roster Ltd

The new End-Of-Waste treatment cycle in Roster Ltd

Roster Ltd has been operating throughout Europe in the field of demolitions for over thirty years, also actively participating in the recycling of scrap resulting from these works. Precisely with this in mind, Rosen Terziev, owner and founder of the Bulgarian company, decided to close the recovery cycle internally, making the most of the metals and choosing Panizzolo technologies for an End-of-Waste treatment.

Roster Ltd: an ambitious and structured industrial reality

Roster Ltd was founded on May 10, 1990, specializing in the mechanical demolition of buildings, disassembly of plants, equipment and industrial machinery, as well as processing related to the recycling of ferrous metals. The company focuses its business on the demolition of public and private structures, both industrial and structural. As Rosen Terziev, representative and director of the company explains, in this sector the choice of the machinery with which to operate is fundamental. For this reason << proprietary means are used in the processing, chosen from the products of world-class manufacturers with proven effectiveness and productivity. High-performance machinery and good technical availability allow us to work quickly and efficiently >>. The company operates throughout Europe with import and export channels for recycled materials in the Netherlands, Hungary, Romania and Turkey. << For this – continues Terziev – we are constantly looking for new partners and new markets >>.

Roster boasts a young and ambitious staff, with technicians and operators focused on company growth objectives. << I have a highly professional team >> explains Rosen Terziev << who, in carrying out their business, assure customers honesty, cooperation and personal dedication. Currently, more than two hundred people work in the company, operating in the dismantling and recycling departments and divided into three offices within the national territory. >> Roster is in fact present in Smolyan with the administration and an operational area of ​​8 thousand square meters, in Plovdiv they own a second branch of 3 thousand square meters, while in Kameno they operate within a third site of 37 thousand square meters. << Not to mention the various construction sites throughout Europe, with a staff of engineers committed to following every single phase. Our offices act both as a logistics center for vehicles and for the storage and treatment of rubble and scrap. However, in the next period, given the constant development of the company, we plan to expand into a new area of ​​54 thousand square meters >>.

Panizzolo and Roster: a winning partnership

In Kameno City, located near Burgas and its commercial port on the Black Sea, the new Panizzolo recycling plant was recently started up with the task of treating scrap, mixed metals and armored cables obtained from various demolitions. << The project was born within a special meeting >> explains Rosen Terziev << where I discussed the desire to treat this waste internally to increase production capacity and reduce company costs. Anton Alabaschev, one of my most trusted collaborators, has undertaken a detailed research and market analysis. With the presentation of the most interesting companies, the name of Panizzolo Recycling Systems stood out and, together with a second colleague Hristo Zeynelov, nicknamed «the Italian», we started the first contacts >>.

For the success of this project, the establishment of a relationship based on human value, on the spirit of enterprise, on professionalism and technical competence, proved to be fundamental. In fact, Terziev tells us that << At the beginning they were analyzing two other Northern European companies, however Panizzolo was able to hit the mark by taking us to see the plant located in their historic headquarters in Piove di Sacco. The answers to each question were adequate and professional and, speaking of all aspects together, we were able to perfect our initial ideas >>. And he continues << for us the price has never been the main factor. We have always sought contact with people and this is precisely what made us choose Panizzolo Recycling Systems. We saw a staff with a great desire to work and to build a truly complete plant for the recycling of mixed materials >>.

The Panizzolo treatment cycle: from waste to secondary raw material

The installed system guarantees Roster a flexible and End of Waste treatment. If, on the one hand, waste such as mixed metals, electric motors, WEEE and mixed armored cables enters, on the other hand a granular product comes out and can be classified as a secondary raw material.

Scrap is subjected to different phases: starting with a volumetric reduction thanks to the shredding PZ 2H 1500 R (2x132kW), a grinding using the Flex 1000 hammer mill (250 kW – up to 11 ton / h) and then continuing with appropriate systems for separating the output material. An independent treatment line is dedicated to the Panizzolo refining plant. This has the purpose of enhancing certain fractions leaving the previous plant, enhancing the granular metal such as copper, brass, aluminum and steel.

<< Coming from our demolition activity >> Terziev explains to us << the waste occurs mainly in a mixture of iron and electrical material. We needed a system that could cope with this heavy refusal and the Panizzolo technicians were able to professionally guide us to the correct setting >>.

Rosen Terziev: “Panizzolo an example of quality and professionalism”

To comply with the Panizzolo quality policy and allow Roster operators to become familiar with new technologies, the start-up of the plant went hand in hand with specific theoretical and operational training cycles. As proof of the solid relationship that has formed between Panizzolo Recycling Systems and Roster, the owner Rosen has delivered a special letter of thanks to Karim Bekkous and Mauro Panizzolo where you can read the following extract:

“I wish to express my sincere gratitude towards PANIZZOLO SRL.

It was a real privilege and pleasure.

During our cooperation, I was pleasantly surprised not only by the acceptability of the pricing policy and the quality of your products, but also by the high culture of communication and the professionalism of your staff.

We have shown that when two companies have a common goal, even the restrictions due to the Covid 19 pandemic cannot stop them. This was an unforeseen challenge that made us realize the importance of many things – for example how grateful we should be to people around us / families, colleagues, partners.

I wish each of your employees good health, constant enthusiasm in new challenges, creativity and success in implementing every good idea. I hope that every effort is appreciated and that it leads to personal and professional prosperity.

I believe I have found a solid friend, the staff of your company, with relationships based on mutual trust and satisfaction.


The technological renewal of the austrian company Josef Schuster GmbH

The technological renewal of the austrian company Josef Schuster GmbH

Located in Asten near Linz, this family-run company has been operating in the collection and processing of ferrous scrap for over 30 years.

Martin Schuster, who took over the management in 2016, leads the business with a strong spirit of productive and economic renewal. With this in mind, it has increased the quality of the internal treatment cycle by installing two solutions supplied by Panizzolo Recycling Systems.

When Schuster Metall-Recycling GmbH was born and how it has evolved to this day?

The company was founded by my parents in 1985, focusing mainly on the collection and trade of scrap metal. In 2016, with my entry into the company management, we diversified and increased the type of metal collected, allowing us to grow our business, quadrupling the work space and taking it from the initial 4,000 m2 to today’s 16,000 m2. Over the years we have expanded our range of action to include other waste such as paper, waste and wood, however we still consider ourselves a company strongly focused on the collection and treatment of metal and ferrous scrap.


Tell us how you work and how you position yourself on the Austrian market

We currently consider ourselves a medium-sized company with 25 employees, including clerks, workers and drivers. We cover all stages of the process, from the purchase of scrap to the sale of the finished product. The areas in which we work most are located in the regions of Ober-österreich, Nieder-österreich and Salzburg where we receive scrap from both traders and companies that produce their own production waste.

Once stored and sorted, the scrap is sent in one of the two Panizzolo treatment cycles. The mixed metal is sent to the special plant with Mega 1100 for the recovery of iron, copper, brass and aluminum. Unlike the aluminum cans, they are ground by the Flex 500 Mobile hammer mill plant.

Overall, the load of material circulating in our company is about 40,000 tons per year. The two Panizzolo plants – Flex 500 Mobile and Mega 1100 – allow us to work simultaneously on the two main types of scrap. The Flex 500 is used for aluminum cans and allows us to process approximately 2.8 tons / hour with a total input load of approximately 10,000 tons per year. The Mega 1100 is used in the processing of mixed metal scrap, with a production capacity of about 20 tons / hour.

The outgoing metals are sold in Austria, Germany and Italy.

Why did you buy Panizzolo hammer mills?

I wanted to introduce new technologies into the company that would allow me to work mixed metal, a type of scrap that is increasingly found in Austria and throughout Europe in general. I therefore came across the Panizzolo recycling plants, finding the treatment cycle and operation of the hammer mills very interesting. I also probed other companies, however in the end I realized that the technologies offered by Panizzolo were the solution that best suited my production and quality needs.

Karim Bekkous, my sales representative in Panizzolo, was able to follow me with professionalism and competence. The meetings were limited due to the health emergency, however any doubts or questions I asked always followed a prompt and comprehensive answer. Likewise, during the assembly and training phase, I was pleasantly impressed by the seriousness and professionalism of the Panizzolo technicians.

I had the opportunity to see the Panizzolo plants in action during my visit in a German Company , touching the quality of the machinery and comparing myself with the experiences of the end users. However, what most convinced me at the time of purchase is that, compared to other models on the market, the Mega 1100 and Flex 500 Mobile hammer mills are able to balance other production performance with low energy costs. Quality that, added to the compact dimensions of both machines, are indispensable for my business objectives.

Focusing on the treatment of post-consumer cans and mixed metals, I preferred to insert two distinct treatment lines. In this way I can work on two fronts simultaneously, keep the outputs separate and maximize the value of the metals at the time of sale. However, the interchangeable cradle system remains a decisive aspect as it allows me to optimize the hours dedicated to maintenance.

How COVID has affected your production?

Even during the health emergency we never stopped working, thanks to both the availability of the type of scrap and the reserves of material in our possession. Both plants were bought in 2020, in the midst of the COVID pandemic. However, unlike other companies, we did not let the situation intimidate us but we thought about the business opportunities that would be created in the near future.


What do you think about the change of prices?

During the month of December last year, prices began to rise exponentially, in fact, to date the materials are very expensive. At the moment this is not a problem but, if prices were to fall in the coming months, there would obviously be a large amount of money lost for scrap and recyclers traders.


What are your thoughts for the future?

We are expecting that in the coming months we will be able to produce up to 25 tons / h of treated mixed metal with the Mega 1100. Considering the fact that it is easy to find these scrap both in Austria and throughout Europe, we are currently focused on maximizing productive and profitable performance. However, we constantly monitor market trends and, also thanks to the interchangeable cradle in the Panizzolo mills, we are ready to change the direction of treatment if needed.

The aspect that remains fundamental is that here in Austria, as in other European countries, our sector is increasingly moving towards the use of those technologies that allow a higher quality treatment of metal scrap.

The new challenges in the industry, between diversification of the processed metals and a recovery of secondary quality raw materials

The new challenges in the industry, between diversification of the processed metals and a recovery of secondary quality raw materials

In a new interview with Andrea Pensotti, member and owner of Com.Steel Spa, we do a report of the year just ended, characterised by the pandemic, and we analyse outlooks for 2021 which will witness important changes in the sector.

We left our old headquarters in January 2020. Now, what has changed after a tough year due to the Covid-19 health emergency?

Fortunately, the pandemic had the direct effect of only postponing our transfer to the new headquarters by three months. By directly completing 2 km of road construction and of the bridge above the railway, we detoured truck traffic away from the city centre, a regulatory obligation required for the release of the new authorisation. Thereby the new 66,000 m² plant was inaugurated on January 11, 2021, and, at the same time, all of the tests on the new Panizzolo Mega 1500 hammermill were completed, today fully in service.

Changes on the market in the second semester of 2020 brought about important variations in the demand and supply of scrap. We focused on other types of incoming metals, without prejudice to our objective of tripling the production quantity of the processed materials. We simply reset our timetable. We currently work with a production capacity of 50%, but which will be increased to 80% by the end of the year.

Speaking more in general, our sector was not particularly affected by the pandemic. 2020 started very positively and, despite two months of practically total stop, we only recorded a -3% deficit at the end of the year.

If we more specifically analyse the scrap sector, we will definitely notice a great difference between those who processed and those who only marketed. The real winners were those who were able to differentiate their recycling cycle and can get going again today with a strong advantage, especially as far as investments are concerned.

How did 2021 begin?

Entering 2021, the demand for raw materials has skyrocketed. Last year’s drop in production is giving way to a gradual recovery of companies. Therefore the demand is in constant increase, but certain types of scrap are starting to be lacking. Ours is a particular sector: we suffer both the negative and positive consequences later than the rest of the market. This is why flexibility is more than ever the keyword today, valorising those scraps that are easiest to find.


So what are your goals?

We want to be ever more focused on the treatment of metals and on the diversification of the processed materials. This is also why we immediately started the new Panizzolo grinding and sorting plant in January.

The more we work, the more we understand that steelworks want a refined product. Quality is an element that is ever more awarded and looked for, while low efficiency products, polluted or contaminated by other metals, are becoming materials that the buyer has ever less interest in.

This is why in 2021, the new Panizzolo plant will mainly be focused on the treatment of tins from MSW, already ideally tested in the recovery of ferrous proler and in the separation of inert fractions. In April we will finish the revamping of the Flex 1300 Mobile drum mill, incorporating it in line with the Panizzolo plant and allowing us to obtain better quality proler. It will be cleaner and thicker, ideal for Italian and European steelworks.

As we already said, for us nothing ends up in a landfill. The separation systems upstream of the Mega 1500 allow us to recover many inert fractions. Glass dust, for example, is resold to produce new containers while the inert pieces are sent to waste to energy processing plants, thus creating a continuous production cycle.

Speaking of the new Panizzolo plant for the treatment of tins, how was its processing logic studied? Do the initial results satisfy you?

Thanks to the experience gained in the use of previous Panizzolo machinery, together with our technical department, we’ve perfected the plant inside our new areas, allowing us to perform a complete and non-stop treatment. 

Our operators have been instructed and trained regarding the various processing stages and now, to complete the test stages, we’re working with Panizzolo technicians on programming. Indeed optimisation of the hammermill software is fundamental and all of the necessary changes must be made for the correct setting of the machine.

As far as wear, maintenance and use are concerned, the Panizzolo Flex 1300 hammermill was a guarantee. We expect the same from the new Mega 1500, especially because in the first two months of processing the only thing that we’ve done, besides inspections and routine greasing operations, was to invert the working direction of the hammers.

We are satisfied with the collaboration with Panizzolo and its staff as everything was done according to the state-of-the-art. We’ve known Panizzolo for decades and their dedicated service technicians are as trustworthy as can be.

Do you have any information on incoming tins?

The tins come both from Italy and abroad, for an incoming volume of approximately 2000 tons a month. The hammermill works at a continuous cycle to keep the production quantities high. Market prices are currently very high and this material is easy to find.

What will be your challenges in 2021 and in the coming years?

It will mainly be the need of installing ever more sophisticated plants to remain in the forefront. Not very many are going in this direction. Companies are afraid of the emergency situation and find it difficult to make an investment plan for the near future. Nonetheless, to get restarted we need to diversify production and to work on the quality of the finished product.

At Com.Steel, starting up new technologies will definitely be a topic for discussion in our 2022/2023 budget. We are actually very pleased with the Panizzolo lines that we are using and so we hope to keep working with them even for the installation of a future refining line.

From scrap to aluminium ready to melt: the new recycling plant in Deral

From scrap to aluminium ready to melt: the new recycling plant in Deral

Starting from aluminum scrap, Deral Spa produces high quality billets for the national and international market. To ensure high production quality, the material loaded into the ovens must be carefully separated from any impurities. For this reason, the company has its own treatment cycle which has recently been enhanced by the Panizzolo Recycling Systems plant with Mega 1100 hammer mill.

With the starting of the plant, we had the pleasure of interviewing Mauro Cibaldi and Pietro Giulio Vincoli, respectively President and CEO of the Italian foundry DERAL S.p.A

Good morning Mr. President. How Deral was born?

Cibaldi: Deral was founded in 1986 in Manerbio, in the province of Brescia, initially dealing with scrap discarded from extrusion production cycles and from which we produced new billets. Over the years, the evolution of production has led us to expand the range of incoming aluminum, reaching today to be able to insert material from the demolition of windows and profiles into the melting cycle.

This evolution has introduced greater attention to the quality of recycling and to the enhancement of the raw material from scrap. In 2015 this process saw the replacement of the old line with a first Flex 1000 mobile drum plant in Panizzolo complete with eddy current. Then over the years we have also implemented it with an x-ray selector that allows us to effectively identify and separate the secondary alloys from the primary aluminum ready for use.

At Deral today we are structured for a production of around 40-45,000 tons / year of finished product and we expect production growth over the next ten years, thanks to the new Mega 1100 and the rapidly expanding Italian market.

A few numbers about your staff and your business?

Cibaldi: To date, the staff consists of 35 employees and 5 directors, we occupy an area of ​​about 28,000 square meters of which 4,000 square meters are dedicated to production in a covered warehouse and 600 square meters of offices. By 2030 we expect to be able to expand production with an additional furnace and a new line for casting billets

As regards the flow we can say that we receive on average about 40 / 45,000 tons of materials divided between scrap, pure aluminum ingots and, to a minimum, alligants. The output is mainly in the form of an aluminum billet and, to a minimum, a waste that is defined as slag. All our waste, slag or waste that comes out of the shredding system that is not correct for us, has an economic value and is therefore recovered.

How did you know Panizzolo Recycling Systems?

Vincoli: I went to a customer of yours to see a Panizzolo recycling plant at work, in particular on the crushing process of electric motors. I immediately liked the basic idea: more compact hammer mills with a more than adequate investment and management cost, compared to a market that generally sees large machinery with considerable costs. An example? The maintenance of a 100 kg hammer is not that of a 22 kg hammer and with the Flex 1000 mobile drum we have processed 10,000 tons of material for 3-4 years.


How the Panizzolo system makes your treatment cycle more efficient?

Vincoli: At the beginning of the business we worked with shear presses and carried out the selection and cleaning phases manually. In particular, our double shaft shredder produced a very large piece of aluminum (50-60 cm) and forced us to slow down production. Furthermore, the quality of the product was not perfect with clear repercussions at the time of casting. For this reason, in recent years we have opted for complete and more effective systems such as the Panizzolo line, up to the new x-ray selection.

One of the first Panizzolo machines installed, due to timing reasons, was the Flex 1000 mobile drum, started up in a very short time while now we have switched to a stationary Mega 1100 hammer mill. Our first need was to increase the production capacity of the grinder and from the first accounts of the new production cycle we have already seen a clear improvement. With the grids set for our scrap we have calculated a productivity of about 15/16 tons / hour.

A high level of control is important in a good machinery. We want to support the operators with new technologies for monitoring production, so that the plant operates every day at its maximum potential. The new software, which operates at industry 4.0 logic, will analyze all the operating data of the machine and will provide that fundamental feedback to understand where we are going and how we can improve.


What prompted you to choose Panizzolo Recycling Systems as your technology supplier?

Vincoli: Surely one of the reasons is that Mauro Panizzolo has a long experience with grinding and hammer mills. He used them personally, noted strengths and weaknesses and created a product based on his own experiences. There are other shredders of this size but they are not up to the processing of our ferrous scrap. I also found the Panizzolo technical office to be very prepared and professional.

The structure of the Panizzolo hammer mill at the carpentry level is good. I personally visited the plant where all the machines are built, noting that the carpentry is also inserted in an international context of high quality for railway supplies

This is further confirmed by the fact that our Flex 1000 Mobile had no problems, even though it worked for many years at an intense production regime.

Furthermore, the Panizzolo plant stands out for its simplicity and low operating costs, features that avoid having to resort to highly specialized or constantly present personnel. Following the simple routine maintenance, the Panizzolo mill has no problem, with undoubtedly lower costs than the double-shaft hydraulic shredders on the market.

There are other models on the market as well, but normally they are mills of 1,000 horsepower and up. Unlike, I was looking for a medium-sized hammer mill and in Italy the high-quality medium-sized shredder is located in Panizzolo. I think it is counterproductive to treat a scrap like ours with high power systems. The Flex 1000 Mobile drum has allowed us to operate with a much less demanding system and with a productivity, in two working shifts, between 100 and 150 tons of processed material.

How important is the patented interchangeable cradle in grinding processing?

Vincoli: The interchangeable cradle has a simple and effective engineering that allows for really fast maintenance. Not only the extraction of the cradle, but also the extraction of the rotor itself is very practical. In a large hammermill, maintenance of the hammers would normally require a production stop of at least one day. Unlike in Panizzolo machines, it only takes a few hours if you do not have a spare rotor. With the Flex 1000 Mobile we had two rotors and therefore set off in less than half an hour

Returning to the cradle I think its sizing is ideal, so much so that I’m sure I will retire before having to replace it! Seeing the side walls and the reinforcements below I don’t think it will be subject to wear for at least 10 years!


What hourly productivity do you expect from the new plant?

Vincoli: Definitely we will produce at least 12 tons per hour, but since the recent start up we have already calculated that we are producing an average of 15/16 tons per hour.


How is your commercial presence distributed between Italy and abroad?

Cibaldi: Regarding the input we have to make to major distinctions. Scrap is predominantly Italian, with a quantity of less than 10% coming from abroad. Conversely, the pure aluminum ingots are all produced outside the EU.

Regarding our sales process, 60% of our turnover is directed to our parent company Estral. The remaining 40% is almost all destined for the Italian market, where there is the presence of about 45 extruders.

What are the environmental policies that you apply in Deral Spa

Cibaldi: We are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified and have the certificate 333 of 2011 which certifies the transformation of our waste into secondary raw material. In addition, in December 2020 we also received the environmental assertion validation certificate.

The environmental awareness in Deral is growing constantly and leads us to apply what are defined as the «best available technologies» in our ovens, as well as to maximize the use of energy from renewable and natural sources. In June 2020 the new B.A.T. for the metallurgy sector, providing for a continuous monitoring system for emissions. For this reason we have installed on all our fireplaces special detectors that analyze the outgoing emissions every 5 seconds.

For the energy aspect, together with our parent company, we have an energy manager through which we plan the use of renewable energy. In addition, in 2020 our parent company completed a 1 megawatt solar panel system and therefore many machines can benefit from self-produced energy.


How the foreign aluminum market is structured?

Cibaldi: Italy is the European leader in the field of extrusion both in terms of production and quality and in this panorama Deral is among the five main national billet producing foundries.

The strong propensity for recycling has allowed Italy to develop more than other European countries where, unlike, the creation of a few large foundries has been favored. Italy therefore has a very large production and quality capacity with an export trend that is growing every year.

As far as the final purchase area of ​​our products is concerned, we can say that the German automotive sector dominates. Many German vehicles are structured with Made in Italy aluminum.


What are your sources on the market trend?

Cibaldi: We are operators constantly active on the market, interacting with many subjects. This allows us to find news on the trend day by day, together with the classic information channels such as sector publications.

We are also part of the CENTROAL trade association, of which I am also president, because we believe that associations help individual realities. If there are regulatory problems, which in some way can have an impact, going it alone makes no sense.

What is your opinion on the changes in the sector in the coming years?

Vincoli: Big changes are taking place in our industry. In the next 10/15 years there will be more and more structured companies with complete systems that carry out the total enhancement of the material internally. In this process, the figure of the mere scrap dealer will disappear. In order to face the near future, companies must therefore structure or deconstruct themselves. An example? As a foundry, we collect demolition material or ready-made material, there is no more middle ground.

In Deral, thanks to the very strong demand for aluminum and the regulations aimed at reducing CO2, we are considering making an additional investment in the treatment plant. For this reason, I think that the 1100 Mega Panizzolo shredder has considerable chances of success for the treatment of aluminum. With the same machine it is possible to work both the profile and the casing and also other types of aluminum. However, it remains a machine with a decent size at low cost.

Cibaldi: At a European and national level, a whole series of incentives are flourishing on products and materials that have particular value within the circular economy. Among these materials, aluminum plays one of the most important roles. Aluminum is 100% recyclable, its recycling process requires 1/20 of the energy that would be used starting from the raw material. It is used more and more due to its lightness and strength and involves very little CO2 emissions during melting. All these are elements on which the focus is predominantly and will ensure that aluminum becomes the material of the near future.

Live from the installation site: assembly and testing operations of the Mega 1100

Live from the installation site: assembly and testing operations of the Mega 1100

The greatest strengths of Panizzolo recycing solutions are the simplicity of installation and final testing. But how are these peculiarities realized and what benefits do they actually bring to the customer?


At Deral Spa, one of the most important Italian aluminum foundries, we clarified these questions and much more together with Mauro Bassan. While he was checking the final work of the technicians, he explained us the major mechanical features of the Panizzolo hammer mills, the pluses that lead to the enhancement of metals, the simplicity of access to the grinding chamber as well as the final stages of training with the operators.

Live from the installation site: electrical operations with the Mega 1100

Live from the installation site: electrical operations with the Mega 1100

The electrical assembly and first start-up test of Panizzolo #recyclingplants follow a specific procedure. Once the connections and the most fundamental tests have been completed in our company, standard works are completed in our client’s site in order to ensure an efficient start-up in the shortest possible time.


Our last alluminium profile recycling plant with Mega 1100 Hammermill gave us the opportunity to see together with Andrea Simoni the most important phases of these works: the electrical briefing with the customer, the implementation of 4.0 industry, the start-up tests and the latest electrical and software innovations  installed.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Panizzolo Recycling Systems

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Panizzolo Recycling Systems

Season’s greetings with all good wishes for you and your family

On this occasion, we inform you that our offices in Piove di Sacco and Arzergrande will be closed for the Christmas holidays in the following period:

TO 03 JANUARY 2021


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ECOMONDO 2020 digital edition: the consolidation of the South-European market

ECOMONDO 2020 digital edition: the consolidation of the South-European market

We conclude the cycle of interviews with Martino Di Nola, area sales manager recently introduced in Panizzolo Recycling Systems but with a long experience in the scrap market. Martino will tell us about the commercial changes caused by the health emergency, as well as the latest news in Spain on the front of the recycling plants installed.

«Surely the thing that had the most impact from the point of view of the remote control of the works, was the absence of any type of international fair, starting with the cancellation of IFAT in April, to the recent cancellation of the physical event of Ecomondo.»

«From this point of view we have the advantage of having a proprietary recycling plant that allows, in the event that we cannot be physically with the customer, to be able to show the machinery in operation and at the same time respect the distances and limitations of the law.»

“In these days we are finishing to install a plant in Spain. It goes from the primary shredder to the x-ray separation, flowing through our hammer mills, eddy current, dynamic shake. The plant will allow a complete End-of-Waste treatment cycle, with the possibility of extending the spectrum of input materials as much as possible.»

“The prospects for 2021 are certainly good. We had a 2020 that maintained the goals set in 2019 and in the coming months we will conclude many important negotiations started in the second half of this year.»