Haldex touts recycling as key to energy savings

Haldex, a maker of air brake and suspension control systems, announced it will cut carbon dioxide emissions by over 3,900 tons in 2006 through its remanufacturing process

Haldex, a maker of air brake and suspension control systems, announced it will cut carbon dioxide emissions by over 3,900 tons in 2006 through its remanufacturing process.

Most of the emissions reduction is realized through recycling metal castings, eliminating the need to create and machine new ones.

Haldex operates a remanufacturing facility in Marion, NC, where most of the raw materials used come from cores.

According to Mark Owen, product manager-remanufactured product division, many of the major internal parts in heavy-duty truck components are salvageable, while items such as gaskets, o-rings and seals must be replaced completely. Recycled components are checked to ensure original product life. The company also recycles cardboard, paper, pallets, water and oils from the cleaning process, Haldex said.

“Many truck components can be remanufactured,” said Owen. “But some components are better suited for remanufacturing than others. High metal content of a component is obviously a key since it represents an area of significant energy and material cost savings.”

For more information, go to www.haldex.com

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