King Willem-Alexander to open PMC factory
Jansen Recycling Group is the co-initiator of and a shareholder in Purified Metal Company, a start-up on a mission to sustainably recycle contaminated steel scrap to produce secondary raw materials. Following an eighteen-month construction period, the factory in the northern Dutch town of Farmsum will be opened by King Willem-Alexander on Thursday 24 September. We and our fellow shareholders are extremely proud that the factory is now ready, following a process that lasted several years. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with PMC to also convert contaminated steel scrap into a high-quality raw material for the steel industry, using an environmentally friendly and economically feasible method.
There is a large amount of contaminated steel, which comes from steel constructions and other items that are demolished or dismantled, such as chemical plants, drilling platforms and train carriages. These constructions and items are contaminated with asbestos, chromium-6 or other chemicals, which can be removed by smelting the steel at high temperatures. The asbestos disintegrates, the chromium-6 is captured in the flue and combustion of organic compounds takes place. The company promotes reuse of raw materials and reduces carbon emissions from steel production.
PMC’s activities fit in seamlessly with Jansen Recycling Group’s vision of ‘working on a world as it is meant to be’.