Aluminium Laminate Foil Recycle

Aluminium Laminate Foil Recycle

Our proprietary aluminum-laminate-foil recycling technology

The resource recovery of aluminum laminate foil (resin-coated aluminum foil) is said to be difficult, and a little less than 10,000 tons of aluminum laminate foil is disposed of in landfills or incineratedburned every year.

In FY 1996, we were selected by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (currently the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) as a company in charge of “waste-application development/expansion implementation business” and conducted empirical technical research on aluminum-laminate-foil recycling. In FY 1997, we had our business plan for “SME New Business Activity Promotion Act research and development” approved by Shizuoka Prefecture and established a raw-material recovery and mass-production system, which was considered a key problem to address. The above business has since shown considerable progress.

Since the beginning of development, we have had to clear several hurdles, including the necessity to comply with environmental standards concerning dioxins, etc., in order to achieve commercialization. We also successfully managed to utilize a thermal recycling method to extract the aluminum component without subjecting the aluminum to oxidation. By completely burning the resin in aluminum laminate foil and appropriately dealing with the exhaust gas, we take environmental measures related to dioxins, etc.

Our Advantage

Yamaichi Metal’s aluminum-laminate-foil recycling advantage

Environmentally friendly thermal recycling

By utilizing a thermal recycling method that uses the resin component of aluminum laminate foil as a heat source, we have reduced the amount of used heavy oil. Our proprietary manufacturing method involves completely burning the resin component, which enables us to take suitable environmental measures in response to the environmental problems of dioxins, etc.


Extraction of the aluminum component from aluminum laminate foil

We developed and achieved the practical application of a technology for extracting the aluminum component from aluminum laminate foil that has been disposed of without subjecting it to oxidation. We have been involved in the aluminum-laminate-foil recycling business for more than 30 years. During that time, we recycled more than 50,000 tons of aluminum (current as of April 2018).





1000-series aluminum granules

These are 1000-series aluminum granules extracted from aluminum laminate foil. Our customers use them as a reducing agent.

Recycle Process

Our aluminum-laminate-foil recycling process

  • 写真:アルミ箔リサイクル工程

    We use a belt conveyor to send the collected aluminum laminate foil to our crushing process. This is the starting point of aluminum-laminate-foil recycling.

  • 写真:アルミ箔リサイクル工程

    This is crushed aluminum laminate foil. After the foil is crushed, it is sent to our roasting furnace.

  • 写真:アルミ箔リサイクル工程

    The resin component of the crushed aluminum laminate foil is roasted, and it is used instead of heavy oil as a combustion improver.

  • 写真:アルミ箔リサイクル工程

    Head office factory where 1000-series aluminum granules are collected

  • 写真:アルミ箔リサイクル工程

    1000-series aluminum granules

Contact Form

Contact Form

Company name
Name of person in charge
Phone number
Email address
Details of your inquiry

1.Privacy Policy (or Personal Information Protection Policy) 

With respect to the handling of personal information obtained by the Company, the Company will comply with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information, guidelines and other guidelines concerning the protection of personal information, and other relevant laws and regulations concerning the protection of personal information.

2.Secure management of personal information

The Company shall implement appropriate organizational, physical, human, and technical measures to protect personal information, and shall take necessary and appropriate measures to prevent leakage, loss, or damage of personal information handled by the Company and to otherwise securely manage personal information.

3.Compliance with the acquisition of personal information, etc.

The acquisition, use, and provision of personal information by the Company shall be in compliance with the following items.

(1)Acquisition of personal information

The Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the use of this Website. The Company shall, to the extent necessary for the operation of the Internet-based information provision site managed by the Company (hereinafter referred to as the "Site"), allow general users of the Site (hereinafter referred to as "Users") or persons posting advertisements on the Site (hereinafter referred to as "Advertisers") to use the Site. (hereinafter referred to as the "Site") from general users of the Site (hereinafter referred to as "Users") or persons who post advertisements on the Site (hereinafter referred to as "Advertisers") to the extent necessary for the operation of the Site. (hereinafter referred to as "Advertiser").

(2)Purpose of use of personal information

The Company will not use personal information obtained by the Company beyond the scope necessary to achieve the purposes of use specified below, except as provided by law or with the consent of the individual.

① Operation, maintenance, and management of this website
② Provision and introduction of services through this website
③ Questionnaires to improve the quality of this site

(3)Provision of personal information, etc.

The Company will not provide personal information obtained based on the consent of the individual to any third party without the prior consent of the individual, unless otherwise required by law. With regard to the disclosure, correction, addition, or deletion of personal information or notification of the purpose of use at the request of the individual, we will do so in accordance with laws and regulations, and respond appropriately to opinions and consultations.

4.Changes in the purpose of use of personal information

As a general rule, the Company shall not change the purpose of use specified in the preceding paragraph, except in cases where the Company has obtained the consent of the individual in advance. However, this does not apply to cases where the purpose of use after the change is announced in advance to the extent that it is reasonably recognized to have a reasonable relationship with the purpose of use before the change.

5.Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties

When entrusting the handling of personal information, in whole or in part, to a third party, the Company shall thoroughly examine the eligibility of the third party and conduct necessary and appropriate supervision of the entrusted party to ensure the safe management of the personal information entrusted to it.

6.Improvement and review of the handling of personal information

The Company will conduct inspections of the handling of personal information, management systems and initiatives, and will continuously improve and review them.

7.Disposal of personal information

When the need for personal information is no longer necessary in light of the purpose of use, the Company will delete or dispose of the personal information. The deletion and disposal of the personal information will be carried out in a necessary and appropriate manner to prevent the risk of external loss, etc., and to the extent necessary for the performance of business.

About our aluminum-foil purchasing standards

Basic purchasing standards

Aluminum foil (12 microns or more) laminated with a thin resin film such as PE, PP, or PS (not polyvinyl chloride) or coated with ink or resin.
Coil scrap with a paper or steel core, pressed compression scrap, sheet-like laminate scrap, etc.
Unprocessed aluminum foil.
× Aluminum foil to which paper is attached or that has been coated with graphite.
× Metal foil other than aluminum and objects to which such foil is attached
Rolled foil
Discrete foil
Compressed discrete foil

If you have any questions regarding detailed purchasing standards, collection area, frequency, or quantity, please feel free to contact us using the form above.