At Rydahls we care for our planets resources and therefore we prioritize sustainable solutions for the future. One of our sustainability goals is to reduce the amount of waste from our water cutting machines by recycling consumed raw materials.
The sand that we use in our water cutting machines are a so-called Garnet sand, a natural mineral sand that can be recycled up to eight times after use. Furthermore, the sand is free of metals and contains no soluble or dusty components, which provides a good working environment.
"As part of our focus in contributing to a more sustainable environment we keep working to find new solutions for us and our customers," says Eva Talus, production manager at Rydahls.
By leaving the Garnet sand for recycling after use, a closed cycle is created, avoiding waste of limited natural resources and landfill costs. At the supplier, the recycled sand is washed, dried, sieved and mixed with new virgin sand to different size fractions. When the sand no longer can be recycled, the residual product eventually goes to foundry work.
Extensive tests have shown that well-made recycled sand has a much better cutting ability than virgin sand - for the benefit of our customers and the environment.