Fluorescent Lamp Recycling

The process begins when the lamps arrive at our plant. There, they are crushed in a chamber with filters that allow the capture of gases and metals and are separated according to the nature of their materials (glass, metallic parts – electrical) each of these materials will be sent out for recycling.


One of the most effective tools for conserving natural resources is the reuse of waste as fuel. At Samex we have a plant with the capacity to prepare up to 20 tons of alternative fuels per day.

This is a safe and effective process to recover the energy value of certain waste streams of materials used in industry and for mass consumption that can be reused, for example, in industrial kilns to produce cement or construction materials. This alternative fuel is environmentally friendly for recycling and conserving natural resources.

Aerosol Can Depressurization Treatment

In this treatment, aerosol cans with paint, varnishes or aromatics are placed in a special mechanism that depressurizes the aerosols and collects gases and solids (paint residues) through activated carbon filters. The extracted liquids are grouped together and the cans are compacted so that where appropriate, they are recycled for reuse.

Solvent Recycling

With the recycling of solvents, economic resources are saved, the impact on the environment is minimized and the amount of polluting waste is radically reduced. In the Solvent Recycling process we use German technology with a highly energy efficient plant that results in a high recovery volume. This is a closed solvent distillation process that reduces VOC (Volatile Organic Compound, VOC) emissions and enables the recycling and sustainable processing of chemicals.

Metal Recovery

All the materials that we categorize and arrive at our plants are inspected to separate all metallic materials (wires, cans, metal pipettes, threads, etc.) that also have an economic value and can be recovered by processes such as: electroplating, casting and biotechnology among others.

By recovering these metals, we reduce the demand for the extraction of metals in underground or open pit mines, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions and also contributes to energy savings.

Water Treatment

Considering that approximately 75% of all industrial water extractions are used for energy production (UNESCO, 2014). Our mission is focused on serving the industrial sector and treating contaminated aqueous solutions that we can convert into treated water suitable for reuse.

We have an authorized plant for the reception, storage and treatment of water used in industry. These aqueous solutions are identified according to their physicochemical characteristics to be processed in different methods. Among the waters we treat are: acidic, alkaline, hydrocarbon and heavy metal waters.

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