Monitors and old television picture tubes
, which contain large amounts of lead, are particularly problematic.
"The production lines for the flat-screen cathode ray tubes (CRT) or color television picture tubes
and the assembly of the television sets in one operation will represent the first test of this concept within the Matsushita Electric group of companies," Morishita said.
An EU industry group, the Defence Committee of Malleable Cast Iron Tube or Pipe Fittings Industry of the European Union, which says it represents the entire EU production of cast iron tube or pipe fittings, claimed that imports of the products from the eight countries involved had had a negative effect on the market share and prices charged by EU producers (see European Report No 2412).TV tubes.The Commission has also announced plans to investigate imports of cathode-ray television picture tubes
from China, Korea, Mexico, India, Malaysia and Lithuania.
Other growth markets for lead include x-ray shielding and glass used for television picture tubes
and computer monitors.
However, says Greg Vorhees, "the only material we're truly recycling [in-house] is cathode-ray tube (CRT) glass" from television picture tubes
and the 250,000 computer monitors his company will process this year.
When the late Joe Carlton, father of the current president, and Doyle Bates founded the company in 1957, it stocked antennas, television picture tubes
and vacuum tubes.
He says the Indianapolis-based company makes television picture tubes
for its GE and RCA brands in Marion, and has been introducing the VLS--very large screen--tube.