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Sandvik introduces industry's first 'opt-out' carbide recycling

Sandvik is introducing an industry-first ‘opt-out’ recycling programme for customers of carbide drill bits. The initiative aims to transform the use of a material expected to run out within 40 to 100 years if consumption rates continue unabated.

 Sandvik is introducing an industry-first ‘opt-out’ recycling programme for customers of carbide drill bits

Sandvik is introducing an industry-first ‘opt-out’ recycling programme for customers of carbide drill bits

Tungsten, a key component in cemented carbide, is a scarce and finite material. Making tools from recycled carbide requires 70% less energy and emits 64% less CO2. It also reduces nitrous oxide emissions....

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