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      In-house Recycling and Post Consumer Plastic Shredders

      Plastic is a versatile material. Its properties range from tough polymer structures to highly rigid, high-tech products. Efficient shredding requires a great deal of experience and know-how.

      With many thousands of plastic shredders delivered, there are hardly any applications that we have not already encountered. These include classic items such as start-up purge, lumps, crates, pallets, pipes, containers, moulded parts and post-consumer waste such as PET bottles or packaging. It also includes particularly tear-resistant materials such as rubber, fibers and films, aramid, Kevlar or carbon.

      WEIMA plastic shredders are up to the task.

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      When waste becomes raw material
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      The Circular Economy starts with us

      WEIMA plastic shredders are extremely flexible and offer different rotor types, rotor geometries and cutting tools, whereby they can shred a wide range of thermoplastics such as PE, PP, PVC, PS, PU and PET, as well as various thermosets and elastomers.

      Even large-volume hollow bodies, long pipes and profiles, massive start-up lumps and other production waste, as well as PET bottles, textile fibers, foils, insulating materials, floor coverings, crates and containers master industrial WEIMA shredders effortlessly thanks to 40 years of experience in the plastics industry.

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      "With the high volumes of plastic waste in the world, sustainable disposal concepts are particularly needed. And shredding is the basis for this."

      Gunter Schippers
      Business Development | Plastics at WEIMA

      Customer applications and sample materials from the plastics industry

      In-house recycling and post industrial plastics processing
      as part of the Circular Economy

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      Direct return to the production line

      Plastic waste generated during production is becoming increasingly valuable. As a secondary raw material, it can be returned directly to the production cycle. The first step in this process is the shredding of production waste such as start-up lumps or reject parts. WEIMA works closely with customers in order to find a suitable solution for the most diverse plastics. This way we ensure that even materials that are difficult to process are shredded into high-quality regrind.

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      In-house recycling saves money and protects the environment

      With the right technologies, production waste can be reprocessed into new raw material. Thus you save high raw material costs, reduce long delivery times, avoid expensive disposal in external recycling plants and avoid the use of primary resources in the long term.

      Example BOPP film

      Example plastic lumps

      Example HDPE pipes

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      Did you know?
      Approximately 40% of the end consumer plastic waste is recycled in Germany.

      Source: PlasticsEurope Germany

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      Post-Consumer Plastic Recycling

      Post-consumer waste means plastic waste from private use. This includes packaging such as yoghurt pots, PET bottles, bags, films, containers, tubes as well as toys, labels, fibers and textiles. Due to the increase in global consumption, the amount of plastic waste is also increasing. Instead of disposing of it in our oceans or landfills, WEIMA shredders contribute to the promotion of alternative solutions. Together with our partners we develop single or multi-stage processing concepts in order to optimize the plastic lifecycle in the long term.

      Example agricultural film

      Example rigid plastics

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      Recycling or upcycling? It' s in your hand

      Both concepts have the same goal: to extend the plastic life cycle. In recycling, plastic waste is usually shredded and transformed into regranulate by extrusion, e.g. to produce new PET bottles from old PET bottles. In upcycling, on the other hand, one tries to give supposedly useless plastics a new, higher-quality sense, either alone or in combination with others, e.g. bags made of packaging strings.

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      See for yourself

      The WEIMA showroom is equipped with shredding and briquetting machines of all sizes and technologies. This enables us to simulate your application as realistically as possible. You have the possibility to send us your material or visit us directly in Fort Mill to observe the shredding process live.

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