Shredding materials both minimizes the space they consume and helps separate reusable materials, which in turn generate extra revenue.
The following three are among the most challenging materials to recycle. If treated properly, they also have great potential for extra income for waste management companies.
- End-of-life tires often need several machines to process them. With many machines the shredding process becomes inefficient and uneconomical. Furthermore, particle size requirements are often not met. When processed well, metals can be separated for extra income. The remaining tire shred has multiple uses as recycled material.
Mattresses are impossible to compact and consume an immense amount of landfill airspace. This makes them expensive to dump, and metals are not recycled. In addition to this, there are not many shredders that can efficiently shred them. When separated, the steel springs are valuable scrap metal. Foam can be burned for energy or reused as padding, and textiles can be reused as material for filters.
- Ragger wire is a by-product of producing recycled paper. They should not end at landfill, but often do because they are a very tough waste to recycle. Ragger wire usually contains quite a lot of metal which turns into remarkable turnover when separated from the waste. The remaining waste, when dry, is excellent fuel for energy facilities
Tana Oy research and development has tackled the problem of all three waste types
Processing these kinds of materials requires both high torque and separation of metals. Also, particle size needs to be adjustable to meet the varying requirements of the usage of the shredded material. The TANA Shark slow-speed shredder with its built-in screen meets all these requirements. It is capable of processing all the mentioned waste materials and many more for adequate particle size even in one pass. This both reduces the volume of waste and enables recovery of materials.
“Recovery of these materials is very profitable. One TANA customer is actually digging up their landfill for old ragger wire. They shred it and recover steel for extra income. The remaining plastic shred is used as fuel in their own facility.”
– Josef Imp, Vice President, Sales, Tana OyClick here for more information about Tana OyClick here for related articlesFind manufacturers of shredders in our Equipment Guide
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