The economy of Macau is heavily dependent on gambling and rivals Las Vegas in scale. Over 30 million visitors arrive on the Island annually to absorb the gambling culture.
The cost of shipping glass off the Island was prohibitive so a solution for local use of the processed glass sand was imperative. Generally the containers are clean but range in size from beer bottles to very large magnums of Champagne.
All glass, when converted to a sand, has the potential to displace naturally occurring sands. Macau’s building program is dependent on the reclamation of land using traditional methods. However the demand for refined sands of a suitable quality for block paver installations has risen significantly causing a shortage of suitable sand.
The Krysteline sand production machine was installed with the express aim of converting glass bottles in to a variety of sand sizes suitable for a number of construction based markets.
The installation of the Krysteline system has converted all of the collected container glass generated on the Island
It is anticipated the use of glass sands and powders will increase on the Island as the building boom continues.
The strategy of Macau to select the innovative Krysteline technology has proved the
This technology is capable of processing from 6tph and can be integrated to the
The processed glass sands from the Krysteline system are suitable for a number of aggregate substitute markets within a size range from 0.2mm to 3mm.
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Krysteline provide solutions to the materials processing industry, specialising in glass recycling systems. Krysteline offers a wide range of sorting, separating and processing technologies and a wealth of experience to the glass and dry mixed recyclables industry. Krysteline is a provider of bespoke solutions to the materials processing industry. ...