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Insert Salvaging

Our cost-effective cryogenic process salvages and reclaims valuable inserts from defective plastic or rubber multi-component injection-molded parts.

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Super Cool Means Super Fast

The custom-designed process using liquid nitrogen separates and cleans metal parts for reuse, avoiding loss and reordering of new inserts.

Common Uses of Cryogenic Salvaging

  • Hand tools
  • Knobs
  • Dials
  • Fan blades
  • Gears for electronics
Raw plastic
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Depending on the project, we use automatic, machine-based, and manual cryogenic reclamation of various plastics and rubber substrates.


Common Materials for Cryogenic Salvaging

  • ABS
  • Acetal
  • Acrylic Plastic
  • Acrylic Rubber (ACM)
  • Butadiene Rubber (BR)
  • Copolymer and homopolymer polypropylene
  • Flexible PVC
  • Nitrile Rubber (NBR)
  • Nylon
  • PET
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyester
  • Polypropylene
  • Polystyrene
  • Silicone Rubber (SiR)
  • Thermoset


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Insert salvaging recovers high-value components from defective plastic housings that would otherwise be scrapped. Salvaging reduces the risk of supply-chain uncertainty.

Many plastics and rubber used for multi-component injection-molded parts can be treated with the liquid nitrogen process for salvaging inserts.

The process requires specialized equipment to reclaim the insert manually after submersing the molded part in super-cool liquid nitrogen.


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