The new composite processing plant at Kuusakoski’s Hyvinkää site in Southern Finland will shred composites safely and effectively.
The investment includes the renovation of an existing building on the site and the construction of the new processing line. The value of the investment will be more than 4 million euros, 35% of which will be financed by Business Finland from RRF (Recovery and Resilience Facility) funds.
The composite waste is supplied by Kuusakoski as a raw material to the cement industry. The shredded composite material is co-processed in cement production, where it can be used efficiently without residual ash.
Composite materials contain both fibres and polymers. In this co-processing, the fibres replace limestone and the polymers replace fossil fuels. The use of composites significantly reduces CO2 emissions.
The processing line is expected to be in full production by the end of 2025.
The new plant will consist of two shredders, several covered conveyors, a magnet and a dust control system. The dust control system is particularly important as the processing of composites generates large amounts of fine, harmful dust.