Chapter 3. Recycling of TV Glass: Profits or Doom?
- Charles H. Drummond III
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 2001 The American Ceramic Society
A Collection of Papers Presented at the 61st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 1
How to Cite
Hermans, J. M., Peelen, J. G. J. and Bei, R. (2001) Recycling of TV Glass: Profits or Doom?, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 61st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 1 (ed C. H. Drummond), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294659.ch3
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 2001
Print ISBN: 9780470375716
Online ISBN: 9780470294659
The status of recycling of TV screen glass in the glass factories within Philips Display Components is discussed. Within the European countries, there is a tendency of the governments toward recycling. This tendency expresses itself in legislation limiting the products that can be dumped with domestic waste, and in joint projects of government and industry to make recycling technically and economically feasible. The current status is that the recycling of TV panel and funnel glass in the production of TV funnel glass is now a proven technology, with a growing potential for recycling (now around 5% external recycled material is regularly used in funnel glass production; in the future this may grow to 20-30%). For TV panel glass, the demands on glass quality and product dimensions are such that the use of recycled cullet from the market is still very difficult. This presentation treats the main roadblocks for using other than domestic cullet (that is, cullet produced in the glass factory itself) in TV panel glass production. Even with better cleaning, sorting, disassembling, and analysis techniques, it will not be possible to obtain a recycling rate of 100%. This means that, apart from reuse in TV glass factories, alternative outlets for TV panel and TV funnel glass remain necessary.