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10/31/2018

Why You Need a Plastics Shredder for Your Plant

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If you recycle large plastic parts or dense materials, a shredder could be a cost-effective addition to your plastics processing plant equipment. Here’s why.

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If you are like many plastics processors, you may have a granulator for recycling scrap, but may not think you need a shredder. Those are for the commercial recyclers and really high-volume processors, right?

Maybe not. If you do injection molding, blow molding, or extrusion of large parts or dense materials and have to manually cut them up before feeding them to a granulator, you’re probably spending more on labor than you realize. It’s the same if you’re extruding film and need to unwind rolls to process them.

For many plastics processors, successfully reclaiming scrap can make a substantial contribution to increasing profit. However, in order for scrap to retain its value—whether it is recycled back into the process or sold to others for recycling—it must be reduced to a manageable and uniform size…READ MORE.