Maratek Recycles Industrial X-Ray and NDT Film

Maratek Environmental recycles and processes all types of X-Ray film. But there is one category of x-ray film that we are particulary interested in recycling, and that is bulk industrial X-Ray Radiography and Non-Destructive Testing NDT film

What is Nondestructive testing NDT?

Industrial radiography has grown out of engineering, and is a major element of nondestructive testing. It is a method of inspecting materials for hidden flaws by using the ability of short X-rays and gamma rays to penetrate various materials.

Nondestructive testing or Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques used in science and industry to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage. The terms Nondestructive examination (NDE), Nondestructive inspection (NDI), and Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) are also commonly used to describe this technology.

Because NDT does not permanently alter the article being inspected, it is a highly valuable technique that can save both money and time in product evaluation, troubleshooting, and research. Common NDT methods include ultrasonic, magnetic-particle, liquid penetrant, radiographic, remote visual inspection (RVI), eddy-current testing, and low coherence interferometry.  NDT is commonly used in forensic engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering,civil engineering, systems engineering, aeronautical engineering, medicine, and art. 

NDT is used in a variety of settings that covers a wide range of industrial activity, with new NDT methods and applications, being continuously developed. NDT services are not only integrated with Asset Integrity Management (AIM) solutions, but also with Material Testing laboratories and seamlessly fit into Supply Chain services.

X-Ray film is not always produced from this process, but on many occasions records from NDT have to be kept for certain periods.  An industry such as pipeline nondestructive testing does create a considerable amount of X-ray film that should be properly destroyed for good environmental reasons as opposed to adding x-ray film into a normal waste stream.

Silver Containing Film Has Environmental Concerns

Don`t throw your silver film into the garbage or landfill.  Silver from all kinds of film will leach out into the ground – Please check our list of types of silver film products that can be recycled.  We need to responsibly prevent that from happening and look after our environment, by using services such as those from Maratek Environmental.

Industrial X-Ray Radiology Film Security and Confidentiality

At Maratek we are meticulous about the process of handling any specialized records and x-rays. We gaurantee confidentiality in all aspects of the projects we have and the type of clients we work for.

Maratek Environmental is a fully-responsible and compliant recycling firm that can handle all your waste x-ray film, silver recycling needs.  

While security, confidentiality and compliance are the first priorities when handing your waste x-ray film, and in choosing a responsible silver film recycling vendor, we also promise prompt, competitive and accurate payments for small to large volumes of medical and x-ray film.

For more information about our silver film handling procedures, security and confidentiality, click here.

You can expect full Silver Film disposal and recycling services:

  • Same day payment for all films delivered to our location
  • Payment within 7 days for all materials picked up offsite
  • Accurate weights with full discoluse processes
  • Certificates of destruction
  • Locked transportation for added delivery security and confidentiality
  • Secure storage pending refining
  • Total accountability and transparency

Maratek is a Leading Silver Film and X-ray Film Recycling Facility

There are many types of film that contain enough silver content in them to be recycled for cash.

Here we list some of the major types of silver film we can process for our clients.

Maratek has a full service silver film recycling process and we offer full security, insurance and confidentiality.

We will purge, pick up, and confidentially manage and destroy personal information from almost all film types. We will strip the silver from the film and the remaining plastic will be immediately shredded on-site.

We have a minimum quantity requirement of 500lbs for this service

These are the types of silver film that we will process.

  • Medical X-ray Film and all types of Xrays from industry, hospitals, clinics, dentists, labs and educational institutions
  • Medical Xray Film with Paper
  • X-Ray with Paper
  • X-Rays with files in Jackets / Envelopes
  • Industrial Xray Film
  • Industrial X-Ray
  • Non Destructive Testing X-Rays, Industrial X-Ray Film
  • Laser X-Ray Films
  • Laser X-Ray
  • X-Ray Film produced through Laser technology
  • Virgin Film
  • Non-Exposed, New Films, typically expired
  • C-41 Film
  • Cini-Film, or film tails
  • News Litho
  • News Printing Film negatives
  • Mixex Litho Film
  • Mixed Litho Films, typically from commercial printing
  • Virgin Trim
  • Coloured printing film used in commercial printing
  • Masking | Goldenrod
  • Litho film with masking still attached to the films
  • Circuit Board Film
  • Circuit Film
  • Film used to print circuit board templates
  • MRI film
  • Cat scans
  • Micro films
  • Industrial films
  • Lithography films

If you are interested in talking to us about recycling various types of film containing silver, or have any questions about our Medical X-Ray Film disposal or recycling process, please contact us Toll Free: 1.800.667.6272 or Fill Out A Form

Maratek corporate offices are located in Bolton, Ontario; about 15 minutes north of Toronto. 

Maratek Environmental Inc.

60 Healey Road
Unit 8-10

Bolton, ON
L7E 5A5

Phone: 905.857.2738
Fax: 905.857.2764

Toll Free: 1.800.667.6272