Cardboard shredders for cardboard recycling - Waste and Recycling - Paper Recycling

Makes even the biggest mountains of cardboard into molehills! Every year, Germany produces around 10 million tonnes of cardboard and paperboard for the packaging industry. After their use, these items of cardboard packaging and boxes must then be reduced in volume before passing through the recycling process. This volume reduction step is performed by recycling companies and public recycling depots or in cardboard packaging and corrugated board factories.

Reasons for volume reduction:

  • Reducing costs of transportation
  • Optimum compression of material for feeding to existing pressed-waste containers or baling presses
  • Shredding of material for conveyor belt feeding

For these requirements, ERDWICH has developed a specialised product range – the EKZ and FKZ cardboard shredders – which can be supplied in a range of sizes.

The ERDWICH plant items have been designed as a perfect match for downstream transportation systems.

The EKZ has two shafts with independent drives: one high-speed shredder shaft and one slow-speed feed-in shaft. The feed-in shaft feeds the packaging to the shredder shaft, which then shreds the cardboard into fragments of the desired size. The machines can also easily handle fruit crates and polystyrene and other types of packaging.

In addition to the standard setup – a standalone machine that is either hand- or belt-fed – the EKZ cardboard shredder can also be set up to work in tandem with pressed-waste containers.  With the FKZ paperboard shredder, the material can be suction-fed directly into existing conveyor systems.

Why not take a page out of our book? Make use of our proven ERDWICH technology for your cardboard shredding applications.