Plastic comes in various shapes and sizes. Our plastic shredders can turn these scrap materials into a commodity which can be used again in processes for manufacturing. Materials such as small PET bottles, PVC, vinyl, plastic containers, long strips, and other various sizes and configurations can be managed to a reusable size. This is one of the first steps in the recycling process. The equipment needed for this initial size reduction will vary depending on the plastic being reclaimed.
A plastic shredder can have an internal motor that operates on electricity and has a moving rotor. The rotor has powerful blades which allows the cutting of any material that moves within. With optimal rpm, the blade speeds up with enough kinetic energy to slice right through materials of varying density and strength.
Material is driven through a hopper on the front side of a drawer that is hydraulically operated. It pushes the material load-controlled onto a revolving rotor. Shredded between the rotor knives and a counter knife fixed in place, the material is processed. The screen hole has varying perforation diameters which helps determine the size of shreds. Produced shreds can drop through the machine and screen perforation directly or be removed with the optional suction device or spiral conveyor.
Lots of plastic shredders may have differing levels of imparting momentum to their blades, much like the regulators on fans. They bring with them a dispenser basket to collect the minute granules of plastic, which can at a later timer be fed into a recycle plant. This aids in waste management and optimum utilization of resources. These granules are then later heated to be converted into useful products.
The most neatest thing is the concept that the relatively poor developing countries are more apt to re-apply goods and the well-off developed countries dispose of throw things away without fully optimizing their value. China is now the world's second largest consumer of plastics. China is home of the world's biggest recycled plastics industry and includes 40,000 and 60,000 small, mom and pop owned companies.