Tenova LOI Thermprocess will supply a large aluminium recycling furnace to the Italian recycling and melting enterprise Fonderie Pandolfo.

Tenova LOI Thermprocess, supplier for custom-made heat treatment lines and furnaces and specialist for recycling plants for contaminated aluminium scrap, has received an important order from Fonderie Pandolfo, Italy, for the delivery and installation of a Twin-Chamber Melting Furnace TCF®.
Fonderie Pandolfo is the recycling and melting enterprise within the Panalco Holding, specialised in processing of aluminium, mainly for extrusions. The casted billets are mainly extruded in the extrusion shops of the main European extruders.

“We are glad to continue our long and successful cooperation with Fonderie Pandolfo and its operating team. Our continuous development of processes and equipment received best feedback from our customer”, stated Erik Micek, CEO of Tenova LOI Thermprocess GmbH.

Currently, over 60,000 tons of refined and recycled aluminium are molten and cast into semi-products. Fonderie Pandolfo already operates a set of TCF® and casting furnaces supplied by Tenova LOI Thermprocess in 2008. The new installation will double the production rate, aiming to satisfy the continuous market requests.

The TCF®, with a capacity of 65,000 tons/year, is designed for aluminium scrap recycling. In order to cover a broad range of scrap and contamination degree, the TCF® combines pre-treatment and melting in one furnace.
The beneficial TCF®-process relies on the efficient melting by limiting dross formation due to pre-treatment, while the evolving Volatile Organic Contents (VOCs) are combusted completely in the furnace to decrease the overall energy consumption and fulfil the most restrictive environmental regulations.

By combining regenerative air heating (CCR) and optimised thermal treatment of the organic scrap components, this proven furnace technology reaches an unmatched grade of energy and metal efficiency. A sophisticated automation technology, applied by Tenova LOI Thermprocess with the aim to streamline a fully automatic charging machine, increases efficiency further.

The scope of supply contains the turnkey-installation, including a state-of-the-art flue gas treatment plant.

The TCF® is expected to go into operation at the end of 2019.