Recycling industry


Metal, paper, plastics, textiles, tyres and rubber, glass, electronics… a wide range of waste, produced by consumers and industrial manufacturers, is transformed into useful raw materials that are essential for manufacturing new products. Megadyne supplies this industry with economic and environmentally friendly power transmission solutions.

Our belts can be found in different recycling applications such as:

  • MRF (Material Recovery Facility)
  • scrap recyclers (shredders)
  • tyre
  • electronics

Rubber, polyurethane, and PVC belts generally perform best in recycling environments. These materials feature strong bonds for resistance to chemicals, oils, and caustic compounds, as well as physical damage from metal and glass.

Rubber belts are hot vulcanized for wear and abrasion resistance. Polyurethane and PVC belts excel in separating applications; these belts feature hot welded cleaner cleats, sidewalls to avoid material spillage and guides to improve tracking.


Many Customers have linked Megadyne with this specific industrial sector thanks to its wide range of standard and customized products. Take a look at our selection and choose the right solution for your specific application!

  • Timing Belts
  • V-belts
  • Multi-rib belts
  • Special & Fabricated belts

Success Stories

  • Glass Breaker
  • Recycling converts waste materials into new materials while reducing the consumption of fresh raw materials. It also benefits the environment by reducing energy usage, air pollution (from incineration), and water pollution (from landfilling).

    A key process in recycling is the reclamation of food and beverage glass containers. They are 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity. They can substitute up to 95% of fresh raw materials and over a ton of natural resources are saved for every ton of glass recycled.

    Glass Breakers are an essential piece of equipment used in the glass recycling process. They crush the glass and reduce it to a uniform size acceptable to the recycling process. These units require a very strong, compact and reliable drive system that guarantees long life.

    A manufacturer contacted Megadyne with the challenge of designing a cost-effective, compact drive system to actuate the rotating, glass-crushing drums of a glass breaker. They required a durable lightweight system with low maintenance requirements. Due to the great amount of torque required to rotate the drums, a very strong drive system was required.

    Download the success story to read how Megadyne solved the issue!