Campine, specialising in the recycling of lead from car batteries and one of the largest producers of antimony trioxide in the world, has expanded its recycling activities in Beerse (Belgium). The company has set up an innovative process to produce antimony trioxide from old batteries and metallic industrial waste. This substance is used for the production of flame retardants, among other things, as a raw material for colour pigments and as a chemical catalyst. In this way, Campine aims to be able to meet 20% of its antimony metal needs through recovery from regional metal waste flows.
Their expansion received support from the government of Flanders, which wants to encourage companies to invest in ecological cutting-edge technology