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Please browse through these photos showing the many "Treasure Hunting" sites available at the Panasonic Eco Technology Center (PETEC).

  • TVs, air conditioners, refrigerators, and washing machines. Many end-of-life appliances arrive every day.Download

  • A stockyard for refrigerators. In various sizes and brands.Download

  • The CRT TV dismantling line. Printed circuit boards and other parts are sorted by hand.Download

  • The manual dismantling process. Skilled staff members carefully dismantle each appliance, one at a time.Download

  • TV printed circuit boards are also valuable treasures.Download

  • The older the product, the more parts it has, and the more time it takes to dismantle.Download

  • CRT TVs wait to become natural resources once again.Download

  • Cleaning takes place after removing the reinforcement band from the CRT.Download

  • Glass that is removed with high purity is recycled into a natural resource called "cullet."Download

  • The air conditioner dismantling line.Download

  • The air conditioner outdoor unit is safely conveyed by robot arm.Download

  • The heat exchanger comprises a storehouse of natural resources, including iron, copper and aluminum.Download

  • Fine sorting by hand continues until the material is loaded into the crushing room.Download

  • Valuable natural resources are carefully extracted.Download

  • Compressors are comprised of copper wiring, iron, and aluminum.Download

  • Impurities are carefully removed from the copper fragments that come from the crushing room.Download

  • After the high-purity copper is extracted, it is shipped as a recycled material.Download

  • Aluminum is formed into blocks, and then leaves on its journey as a recycled material.Download

  • The refrigerator dismantling line. The parts inside the refrigerator compartments are manually removed.Download

  • The chlorofluorocarbon refrigerant inside the pipes is also thoroughly recovered using a special needle device.Download

  • The compressor dismantling booth. Each individual compressor is dismantled by hand.Download

  • The compressor body is split, and the copper wire, iron, and aluminum are extracted.Download

  • Copper wiring extracted from compressors.Download

  • The body is sent to the crusher, where it is sorted into metals and plastics.Download

  • The washing machine dismantling line.Download

  • Each one is weighed prior to dismantling, and checked to make sure there is no garbage or anything inside.Download

  • Small parts are removed by hand before the machine is sent to the crusher.Download

  • The structure of each machine is quickly determined, and parts are carefully removed to eliminate waste.Download

  • Salt water that is sealed in vertical washing machines is removed to prevent iron parts from corrosion.Download

  • The compressor and heat exchanger from tilt-type washing machines.Download

  • The compressor is finely dismantled, and copper wiring, iron, aluminum, and other materials are sorted.Download

  • The washing machine body is crushed, and parts are separated into metals and plastics.Download

  • Materials extracted with high purity are conveyed separately by type.Download

  • Materials extracted with high purity are conveyed separately by type to begin their new functions.Download

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Batch download: Medium size (1800 x 1200pixels  9.1MB)

See details about "Recycling Processes," "Factory Tours."

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Related Contents

  • PETEC's Activities
  • Our Work and Technology
  • Learning About Home Appliance Recycling

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