Carbide recycling program

At Sandvik we understand the importance of adopting sustainable business practices in our operations. The right approach can contribute to and have a positive impact across the whole business value chain.

For this reason, Sandvik introduced a program that is dedicated to the recycling of scrap and discarded drilling consumables, which will consequently be converted back into basic raw materials for re-use.

The Sandvik recycling process significantly reduces energy consumption, lowers carbon and nitrous oxide emissions and produces less waste.

  • Energy consumption is reduced by around 75% compared with using virgin materials
  • This reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 40% per cemented carbide insert produced
  • Nitrous oxide emissions are reduced while the use of hazardous chemicals if virtually eliminated