Finn Recycling Oy is a company that wants to be at the forefront of building a sustainable future and investigating how far recycling can be taken in the foundry industry. We offer comprehensive sand treatment services and take care of all of our customers’ sand-related needs, including collecting and regenerating waste sand and delivering the regenerated sand back to the customer.
Based in Urjala, Finland, the company was founded in 2013 but the management has over a decade’s worth of experience especially in the field of sand foundries. The idea to develop a completely new type of method was sparked on observing how much waste sand was being transported to landfills and how much new sand was being imported from Europe to replace the waste sand. Together with Aalto University, the company launched a development project that resulted in a sand regeneration process based on a thermal method, which has since gained a lot of attention worldwide.
Innovative Industrial Symbiosis
Our goal is to take recycling in sand foundries as far as we possibly can. Waste sand generated in foundries has been a significant problem because, when untreated, it cannot be used in any other application, meaning that it ends up in landfills. In the future, it will no longer be possible to dispose of waste sand in landfills, so the regeneration of sand is the only sustainable solution for treating waste sand. Our unique regeneration process purifies waste surplus sand, after which it can be used again in foundries or power plants. This naturally significantly reduces the amount of waste while bringing down the cost of sand and saving the world’s limited resources, or silica sand. Operating methods that promote cleantech and sustainable development are gaining a larger foothold in the foundry industry, and you can read more about them here.
Did you know…? That if the entire foundry industry in Finland switched to thermal regeneration, we could reduce CO2 emissions by more than 13 million kilos, or more than 140 trips to the Moon and back by car!