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Maser expands Ontario plant.

When MaSeR Corp., Marblehead, Mass., started up its Barrie, Ontario, Canada, facility in March of 2005, the concept was to provide service te its key client, co-located in Barrie, along with other electronic scrap recyclers throughout Canada. (See "System Upgrade" in the October 2005 issue of Recycling Today.)

But the company says that electronics recyclers throughout North America have expressed interest in shipping material to Ontario to test out and to use the MaSeR system, so the company has upgraded some of its front-end processing equipment to accommodate more material.

The Barrie operation is now capable of processing from three to five tons of electronic scrap per hour, according to the firm.

MaSeR's technology incorporates a de-lamination process along with shredding and separation technology to provide maximum recovery of materials from electronic scrap.

Its main client and Barrie landlord Cable Recycling Inc. (CRI-GEEP) considers the MaSeR process key to the growth of its electronics recycling business. "Our clients, particularly Canadian OEMs, will not tolerate unchecked export of electronic scrap and, at the same time, demand an efficient and cost-effective alternative," says Alfred Hambsch, CEO of Barrie Metals and CRI-GEER "They see our asset recovery capabilities, coupled with complete material recovery in the MaSeR process, as an opportunity to dramatically reduce the cost of responsible domestic processing."

MaSeR's business plan calls for similar operations in the United States, Europe and Asia within the next few years. In the meantime, the upgraded Barrie operation is providing U.S. recyclers with an alternative to de-manufacturing for some items. "We're quite pleased that the U.S. e-recycling community has responded in the manner in which they have," says Dale Johnson, CEO of MaSeR Corp.

MaSeR's major investor is Greenwich, Conn.-based Asia West, which backs other advanced environmental technology companies, including recyclers MBA Polymers and Mobius Technologies, both based in California.

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Title Annotation:Material seperation and recovery
Publication:Recycling Today
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2006
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