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Aircon recovery
Autodrain Wheel Popper

Autodrain XtractR

Autodrain offers a complete package to quickly remove refrigerant from every make and model of vehicle. Training, Assessment & F-Gas accreditation now available.
Autodrain web site
Contact Autodrain by email or telephone: 0113 2059332
Address: AutoDrain, Wakefield Road,Rothwell Haigh, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS26 OSB

Crow air conditioning gas recovery system

Crow air conditioning gas recovery systems

Crow Environmental offer a complete range of air conditioning gas recovery systems from simple one touch recovery systems through to units capable of drying and filtering the gas for re-use.
Crow Environmental web site
Contact Crow Environmental by email or telephone: 01473 290267
Address: Crow Environmental Ltd, 3 The Quadrangle Centre, The Drif, Nacton Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9QR

Green Car Refrigerant Recovery

Green Car Depollution Refrigerant Recovery

Green Car claim that their unit is the fastest, lightest (10kg), and most versatile unit available on the market. Across the board it is up to four times faster in all conditions compared to the other units in its class.
Green Car depollution web site
Contact Green Car by email or telephone: 01684 298084
Address: Green Car Depollution Ltd, Basepoint Business Centre, Tewkesbury Business Park, Oakfield Close, Tewkesbury, Gloucs GL20 8SD

Iris-Mec RGF mobile freon recovery unit

Iris-Mec RGF mobile freon recovery unit

Automatic recovery system to safely remove Freon and oil R12 and R134 from air conditioning units from ELVs, on castors for ease of movement.
Iris-Mec website
Contact Iris-Mec by email or telephone: 01604 642020
Address: CIS Ltd, 25 Hatton Close, Moulton Park Ind. Est., Northampton, NN3 6SU

Seda Refriferant

SEDA Refrigerant Complete Set

This SET contains all you need to evacuate the coolant fluid system and gas of a car fully automated.
The set consists of a cart to transport, a scale and an refrigerant.
The gas bottle is not included in the set, but as a different scale, a pressure gauge and a vacuum gauge optional.
SEDA web site
Contact SEDA by email or telephone: 0750 2023859

Vortex aircon recovery

Vortex air con refrigerant recovery

Vortex distribute the Yellow Jacket recovery system which is simple to set up and operate. The unit switches itself off when the air con system is drained, single valve control for easy changeover from liquid to vapour to purge. We also supply scales, recovery bottles and the easy gauge air con tester to see if the system is full or empty.
Vortex Depollution web site
Contact Chesterfield Recycling Systems Ltd by email
or telephone: 01246 589601
Address: Chesterfield Recycling Systems Ltd, Bidestone House, Astwith Close, Holmewood, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S42 5UR


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Latest stories

Who’s buying our salvage vehicles in Europe?
It seems that there are some questions surrounding the purchasing of vehicles by other European countries, in particular Cat B vehicles. One of our readers asked us the following:
Diesel and petrol car sales to be banned from 2040
In recent news and following on from France’s commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road by 2040, Britain has also followed suit by banning the sales of all new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040. The final plan is due by the end of July.
Palladium cost has increased, hitting a 16 year high
Automakers may have to decrease the use of palladium and seek an alternative due to higher prices of the metal
There is a use for rusty old cars!
This years’ Glastonbury featured ‘Cineramageddon’ – an interesting use of old vehicles.
The pressure’s on for tyres!
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) warn of rising costs on tyre recycling due to regulatory changes and market conditions, factors that will affect used tyre collectors and re-processors.
Volvo to go electric by 2019
Volvos plan is to launch five electric models between 2019 and 2012 and a number of hybrid models and they aim to sell one million electrified cars by 2025.
We’re not a scrap yard, we’re a vehicle dismantlers
Atf Pro met up with the guys at Skan 4x4 Ltd to take a look at their great setup.
Code of practice flawed, the opinion of the BVSF
One has to be concerned when the insurer’s new Code of Practice (CoP) that received its “soft launch” a week or so back isn’t supported by either the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers’ Association or the British Vehicle Salvage Federation, two of the main owners of the pre-existing code.