The CRT Angel
Innovation now The primary goal in processing old televisions is to recover all of the useful parts and to safely recycle of everything that is harmful to people and the environment. That’s why we process Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) with the most advanced technology available anywhere.
Setting the standard We were the first and are the foremost U.S. operator of the CRT Angel which delivers the cleanest possible output of glass for recycling and the safest way to separate CRT glass. Imported from Europe and designed to meet the European Union’s stringent Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE),the CRT Angel is the most efficient and environmentally sound glass to glass solution available anywhere.
A safe and sound solution The CRT Angel uses rotating diamond saw technology within a contained and airtight enclosure. The Angel automatically measures each CRT and sizes it up for an exact and clean cut along the frit line that produces a perfect separation of the leaded funnel and unleaded panel. All of the toxin laden phosphor is vacuumed into a sealed container for proper capture. Workers are never exposed to toxic dust.
Responsible recycling We separate CRT unleaded panel glass from lead bearing funnel glass so we can deliver the highest quality output of both glasses to improve recycling efficiency and opportunity. A common method for CRT processing is crushing which results in a mixed and impure glass output which limits re-use options.
Investment in a safer tomorrow Luminous actively collaborates with manufacturers, researchers and investors to explore new uses for the safe re-use of CRT glass. One of the most important aspects in the development of new use is the quality of the end of life CRT glass. Luminous believes the capital and intellectual investments we make today provide the best opportunity for innovative new ways to safely recover and reuse CRT assets and provide the best opportunity for long term return for the planet.