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ARCA EXPANDS CFC RECOVERY CAPABILITIES

 ARCA EXPANDS CFC RECOVERY CAPABILITIES
 MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Appliance Recycling Centers of


America, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCI) (ARCA) announced today that the Minneapolis-headquartered company intends to install the first system in the United States to recover CFC-11 from polyurethane foam insulation. CFC-11 is the chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gas used to create polyurethane insulating foam in refrigerators, freezers, water heaters and foam boardstock. CFCs are the manmade chemicals responsible for the depletion of the Earth's stratospheric ozone layer.
 Adelmann AG of Karlstadt, Germany, has selected ARCA to be the U.S. manufacturer of the Adelmann A-55 system for recovering CFC-11. The final assembly of the equipment will be done by ARCA's Technical Services Division in Atlanta. The equipment has been tested by the Rheinisch-Westfalischer TUV (TSA Technical Service Association), the German equivalent of the U.S. Underwriters Laboratory, as having a certified recovery rate of 99.0 percent.
 Currently there are no large-scale facilities in operation in the United States or Canada to recover CFCs from foam insulation. However, the Adelmann system is in use in 17 locations throughout Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria.
 ARCA and Kirsch Environtech, Inc., of Matthews, N.C., will market the equipment under the name ARCA/Adelmann. ARCA will market the equipment to the U.S. appliance recycling industry, while Kirsch Environtech will market the ARCA/Adelmann system to the foam boardstock industry and other producers and recyclers of polyurethane foam. ARCA will provide complete technical and service support for the equipment.
 ARCA provides comprehensive appliance recycling services to large- scale appliance generators. The focus of the company's business is the collection and processing of major household appliances in an environmentally sound manner.
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 /CONTACT: Jack Cameron, 612-331-1000, or John Pence, 203-525-2722, both of ARCA/
 (ARCI) CO: Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. ST: Minnesota IN: SU:


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