Aluminium packaging recycling organisation Alupro has welcomed Scanmetals as its latest member. Headquartered in the UK, but with operations across Scandinavia and Germany, the company specialises in recovering non-ferrous metals from incinerator bottom ash generated by Energy-from-Waste facilities. After residual waste has been recovered to generate electricity and heat, the Scanmetals process sees residual incinerator bottom ash sorted via state-of-the-art mechanical and sensor-based technology to remove dust and aggregate. Individual fractions of valuable metals are removed and sold to smelters, refineries, ingot makers and foundries across the globe.Unlike more traditional IBA sortation solutions, the Scanmetals process is completely dry, harnessing the latest innovations in eddy-current, induction and X-ray sorting applications. This avoids the use of large volumes of water and chemicals, while minimising oxidisation of the metals recovered – significantly improving output quality.