Case Study: Nordfab Dust Extraction System for a Glass Recycling and Resource Recovery Company

Nordfab Pty Ltd
Monday, 16 October, 2023

Case Study: Nordfab Dust Extraction System for a Glass Recycling and Resource Recovery Company

Nordfab Pty Ltd has engineered a dust extraction system for a glass recycling and resource recovery company to assist with the filtration and extraction of moist glass dust from their processes.

Here are some key advantages of a Nordfab dust extraction system.

Improved Air Quality:

Dust generated during the glass recycling process can contain fine particles that can pose health risks to workers and contribute to air pollution. A dust extraction system helps remove these harmful particles from the air, leading to improved indoor air quality and a healthier working environment.

Compliance with Regulations:

Here in Australia we have strict environmental regulations regarding air quality and emissions. Installing a dust extraction system can help your company comply with these regulations, avoiding fines and legal issues.

Increased Worker Safety:

Eliminating airborne moist glass dust reduces the risk of respiratory problems and eye irritation for employees. It also minimises the risk of slips and falls caused by dusty floors, creating a safer workplace.

Enhanced Equipment Longevity:

Dust can be abrasive and cause premature wear and tear on machinery, such as crushers, conveyors, and screens. By reducing the dust in the environment, a dust extraction system can extend the lifespan of your equipment, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.

Energy Efficiency:

A well-designed dust extraction system can be energy-efficient, helping a company reduce its energy consumption and operational costs. Modern systems often incorporate features like variable speed drives (VSDs) and energy-efficient motors.

Improved Product Quality:

Dust in the recycling process can contaminate glass cullet (recycled glass) and affect the quality of the final product. Removing dust ensures that the recycled glass meets quality standards and can be sold at higher prices.

Reduced Housekeeping Costs:

A dust-free environment requires less frequent cleaning, saving time and labour costs associated with housekeeping tasks.

Cost Savings:

Over time, the benefits of a dust extraction system can lead to significant cost savings through improved worker health, reduced equipment maintenance, and increased product quality.


Glass recycling is an environmentally friendly activity, and a dust extraction system aligns with sustainability goals by reducing emissions and promoting cleaner air.

In conclusion, Nordfab Pty Ltd dust extraction system was a valuable investment for the glass recycling and resource recovery company. It has improved the company’s air quality, enhances safety, ensures compliance with regulations, and will lead to cost savings while promoting environmental sustainability and boosting the company’s reputation.

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