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Size Reduction

Size reduction is a fundamental process in processing and measuring recyclable materials. Shredders, grinders, and crushers break down large items into manageable sizes, facilitating easier handling and sorting. This technology ensures efficient material processing, contributing to the effective recycling of diverse materials across industries.


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Bag openers
Hammer mills

Recommended manufacturers

Bollegraaf Group

Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions
Bollegraaf Group is a world-leading expert and innovator in the waste sorting and recycling sector. Furthermore, our reputation is based on the unique quality of equipment in terms of separation performance, robustness, and ease of maintenance. A premium quality complemented by our engineering expertise allows delivering the best solutions to the specific challenges of each of our customers.

CM Shredders

CM Shredders
For more than 35 years, CM Shredders has been designing and manufacturing the world’s most advanced industrial shredders and recycling systems. Fueling technology and innovation for today and beyond, CM Shredders has long been at the forefront of game-changing innovations.

Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH

Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH
Crushers, shredders and bespoke recycling plant – that’s the world of ERDWICH. We are a highly-specialised engineering and manufacturing company working in recycling and shredder technology. Our core competencies are shredding machinery, turnkey systems and comprehensive services.

Fornnax Technology Pvt. Ltd

Fornnax Technology Pvt. Ltd
FORNNAX is a leading global manufacturer of shredding and recycling equipment offering Primary shredders, Secondary shredders, and Granulators for tire, municipal solid waste, cable, aluminum, e-waste, ferrous metal, and many other industrial applications. FORNNAX is specifically known for its heavy-duty and high-capacity machines. Fornnax has more than 100 project installations worldwide.

HSM GmbH + Co. KG

HSM - RecyclingInside
Are you looking for exactly the right baling press for your tasks? At HSM, you are sure to find the best solution and profit from many other valuable benefits. As the only manufacturer to offer you the entire range of powerful and economic baling presses – vertical, horizontal and fully automatic.  In addition to quality baling presses ”Made in Germany“, HSM also offers full customer service.

Jiangsu Keson Environment Technology Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Keson Environment Technology Co., Ltd. RecyclingInside
Jiangsu Keson Environment Technology Co., Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise specializing in environmental protection, industrial, energy, low-carbon intelligent equipment system R&D, intelligent equipment manufacturing, comprehensive solutions of solid waste low-carbon & resource recovery, and investment, construction and operation.

Komptech GmbH

Komptech GmbH - RecyclingInside
Komptech is a leading international technology supplier of machinery and systems for the mechanical and mechanical-biological treatment of solid waste and for the treatment of biomass as a renewable energy source. The product range includes over 30 different types of machines, that cover all key process steps in modern waste handling - shredding, separation, and biological treatment.

M&J Recycling

M&J Recycling
M&J Recycling – the former Metso Waste Recycling – specialize in the design and manufacturing of industrial waste shredders to reduce the size of waste materials effectively and reliably. With more than 1,000 installations worldwide and with our continued focus on R&D innovation, we are one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial waste shredders for the recycling industry.

Stedman Machine Company

Stedman Machine Company
Stedman Machine Company offers a wide equipment range for selecting the most cost-effective size reduction method: Cage Mills, Horizontal & Vertical Shaft Impactors, Hammer Mills, Lump Breakers, & Air Swept Fine Grinders. Full-scale testing & toll processing facility. Complete size reduction plant design and construction. 24-hr parts & service.

Tana Oy

Tana Oy
Turn your waste into value – efficiently and sustainably, with results you can be proud of. TANA machines and services offer superior versatility and the best user experience – value beyond profit. Our focus is on developing sustainable solutions and services that help you change the world of waste management. We have over 50 years of experience and know-how in solid waste management

UNTHA shredding technology

UNTHA shredding technology
Since the company was founded in 1970, UNTHA has been fulfilling its promise to be "The reliable brand", meaning that we do everything we can to be more reliable than other providers. This applies to all UNTHA products and services. For our customers, this means that choosing an UNTHA system was the best decision they could make.

WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH

WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH
More than 37,000 machines sold worldwide! WEIMA has been manufacturing robust shredders and briquetting presses for the disposal and processing of all types of waste since 1980. Our machines include single-shaft shredders, four-shaft shredders, granulators and briquette, packaging and draining presses. The popular orange machines are used in the wood, plastics, paper, metal and waste-to-energy industries.

Other manufacturers

ACS Group
Allegheny Shredders, Inc.
Allied-Gator, Inc.
Amadas Industries
American Pulverizer Company
Amos Mfg., Inc.
Andela Products
Argus Maszyny Sp. z o.o.
ARTECH Reduction Technologies
ATM Recyclingsystems GmbH
Avian Machinery, LLC.
AWC Engineering Ltd.
Bandit Industries, Inc.
Barclay Roto Shred LLC
BCA Industries
Beckmann Technik and Service KG
Bergmann Direct Limited
BESA Equipment
BHS-Sonthofen GmbH
BladeCore Recycling Systems
BMH Technology Oy
BOA Recycling Solutions BV
Bomatic Umwelt- und Verfahrenstechnik GmbH
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)
C&G Scrap processing Machines and Solutions S.R.L.
Camoter International
CMG Granulators
Cogelme S.r.l.
Copper Recovery
Costruzioni Nazzareno
CRS NI - Complete Recycling Systems
DADE Auctions
Danieli Centro Recycling
Darda GmbH
Diamond Z
Doppstadt Umwelttechnik GmbH
ECO Green Equipment
Eggersmann Group
Eldan Recycling A/S
EMS Turnkey Waste Recycling Solutions
Environmental Group Vauché
EuRec Environmental Technology GmbH
Fercell Engineering Limited
Fernite Of Sheffield Ltd
FTM Machinery
G.P.S. Scrap Processing Solutions
Gamma Meccanica S.p.A.
GENSCO Equipment, Inc.
Granutech-Saturn Systems
Guidetti Recycling Srl
Haas Holzzerkleinerungs- und Fördertechnik GmbH
Hammermills International, LLC
Harris Equipment
Herbold Meckesheim GmbH
HUANCHUANG (Xiamen) Technology Co.,Ltd
Hustler Conveyor Company
Idromec Spa
INTCO Recycling
IQR Systems
ITS - Shredding and Grinding Solutions
Jordan Reduction Solutions
JWC Environmental
Kernic Systems, Inc.
Kesla Oyj
KingKong-Tools GmbH
Komar Industries, Inc.
Krysteline Technologies
Lift Waste & Recycling
Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH
MAAG Group
Machinex Industries Inc.
Mapa Recycling Technology
Matthiessen Lagertechnik GmbH
Metso Outotec
MHM Recycling Equipment
Middleton Engineering
Middleton Engineering Limited
MISTRA s.r.o.
Moley Magnetics, Inc.
Molinari S.r.l.
Molinos AFAU
Morbark, Inc.
MOROS Industrias Hidraulicas S.A
MRT System International AB
MTB Group
Netplasmak Recycling Machinery Ltd.
NEUE HERBOLD Maschinen-u. Anlagenbau GmbH
Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH
Orenda Pulverizers
PAL s.r.l.
Pallmann Maschinenfabrik
Panizzolo Recycling Systems S.r.l.
Parfer Siti
Parnaby Cyclones
PEL Waste Reduction Equipment
Peterson corp.
Phoenix Industries
Rapid Granulator
Recuperma GmbH
Recycling Equipment Inc
Recycling Equipment Solutions Corp.
Redoma Recycling AB
Reinbold Entsorgungstechnik GmbH
Republic Machine
ReTec Miljø ApS
Rotar International B.V.
Rotochopper, Inc.
Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill
Sherbrooke OEM
Sierra International Machinery, LLC.
Sikoplast Maschinenbau Heinrich Koch GmbH
Söderhamn Eriksson
SORTECH S.r.l.s.
SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.
Stahlwerke Bochum GmbH
Sutco RecyclingTechnik GmbH
TerraSource Global
THM recycling solutions GmbH
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG
TORXX Kinetic Pulverizer Limited
Trevi Benne
TRO cutting tools
Ulster Shredders
Valvan nv
Vecoplan AG
VERCO S.r.l.
Vermeer Corporation
Vikotech Makina
Virtus Equipment
WAGNER Maschinenbau GmbH
Warren & Baerg Manufacturing, Inc.
West Salem Machinery Co
West Salem Machinery Co
Williams Patent Crusher and Pulverizer Company, Inc.
WiPa Werkzeug und Maschinenbau GmbH
Wrights Recycling Machinery Limited
ZENO - Zerkleinerungsmaschinenbau Norken GmbH
ZERMA America

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Experts for Size Reduction

Tom Higginbottom specialises in providing recycling companies with support and advice on metal separation and recovery. Tom’s onsite experience means that he understands the challenges faced within a recycling operation and is able to provide practical solutions. When managing a recycling project, Tom is involved at every stage from the initial site meeting and review, through material testing at Bunting’s Customer Experience Centre, equipment recommendation, and installation and commissioning. Recent projects include an ElectroStatic Separator for an electronics waste recycler, Overband Magnets and an Eddy Current Separator for a pre-sorted household refuse recycling operation, and a Stainless-Steel Magnetic Separator for a metal recycler.
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Maximilian Gutmayr, international sales manager at Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH since 2017, is an expert for shredding systems, hammer mills as well as complete recycling solutions. After studying Economics at University of Augsburg and different stations abroad, e.g. Japan, Switzerland, etc. he joined the company Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH and is now responsible for worldwide projects and the constant business development. The company Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH has experience in the recycling branch since more than 40 years and delivers shredding solutions and turn-key recycling plants to customers all over the world, e.g. electronic scrap treatment plants, refrigerator recycling plants, solutions for metal swarf treatment, cardboard processing, and many more applications. The worldwide demand for recycling solutions in the environmental branch and of course the changing material mixtures increased over the last years drastically especially in Asian countries where Mr. Gutmayr is an expert in. You can contact Mr. Gutmayr by phone +49(0) 8191965240 or via email: for further questions.
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WEIMA Sales Director Patrick Henzler is a proud and experienced member of the WEIMA family since 2007, after he graduated from the University of Essen, Germany as B.A in Economics three years earlier. Patrick is a business expert for all kinds of shredding and recycling solutions, especially for the plastics and waste markets. One of his latest responsibilities is the development of the Indian recycling market where WEIMA founded a joint venture with the regional partner company Kiron in 2019. In the last decades, Patrick has worked with a variety of well-known customers worldwide – e.g. Plastika Kritis, Jindal Polyfilms, CEDO, Geocycle.
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Xu Xifeng, the founder of Keson and vice president of Jiangsu Low Carbon Environment Design Institute of China. He has been engaged in solid waste recycling industry for more than 10 years, and has unique insights on solid waste overall solutions and resource recovery and sorting systems. He has visited well-known solid waste treatment companies in the Middle East, Europe, America and other regions, introducing standardized, refined and systematic management concepts of global top enterprises to his enterprises, and transforming advanced technologies and processes into productive forces. Within five years of solid waste sorting technology and waste resources in the field of rapid layout, his products are sold in 17 countries and more than 40 regions.
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Angelo Minoldi is working in the environmental technology sector for almost 25 years, 20 years of that in the baling presses sector. His experience ranges from machinery development to project manager and head of the technical department. He is specialised in baling presses, shredders and recycling solid waste sorting plants. Since 2014 he is part of the project engineering team at HSM Germany and creates customized solution for the waste recycling area all over the world.
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Ankit Kalola, the General Manager of Fornnax Technology Pvt. Ltd, who has been an integral part of our team since May 2013, is an expert of shredding equipment and complete recycling solutions. Ankit’s academic excellence shines through his first-class B.Tech degree from Rajasthan Technical University. He possesses a wide range of skills including exceptional communication, Technical Knowledge in Shredding Field, Sales Strategies, Sales planning, Analytical process, CRM, Goal identification, Performance Management and Teamwork. His valuable assistance has propelled our business to new heights of achievement, particularly through the successful introduction of Fornnax’s recycling and shredding solutions in domestic and foreign markets. You can contact Mr. Ankit by phone +91-9033077711 or via email: for further questions.
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