scrap shredding Articles

  • New ISRI scrap specifications

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) says it has updated the 2007 Scrap Specifications Circular with revisions to three non-ferrous specifications and the addition of a new specification. The new specifications has become effective on November 19th 2007. The ISRI’s Board of Directors approved recommendations from the Non-Ferrous Division to revise following specifications during ...


    By Recycling International

  • Funding Innovative Uses For Scrap Tires

    Many States are cleaning up their stockpiles of scrap tires, but more roll in every day. According to the industry, each person in the United States generates one used tire annually. A number of states like North Carolina and Illinois are providing grants to stimulate markets for products made from scrap tire rubber, while states like Texas and New York are developing new civil engineering ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Shredding tyres reduces transportation costs by 75%

    Recycling tyres is one of the fastest-growing business opportunities around the world. The EU, along with other countries around the world and many states in the US have banned tyres from landfills. This means that more and more tyres are being recycled for raw material for new applications, such as ground rubber mulch for playgrounds or rubberised asphalt, or are burned as tyre-derived fuel ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Cresswood Engineers ‘ever-new’ technology to handle the rigors of pallet scrap

    Grinding pallet scrap is not for the faint of heart. It’s actually one of the toughest mixes of material to grind in the forest products industry. Keeping this unique challenge in mind, Cresswood Shredding Machinery has developed its EVER-NEW technology to tackle the demands of pallet scrap grinding along with reducing costs of machine ownership, and operational headaches. Jack Cress, CEO ...

  • Florida-based BlueLinx makes cash from wood scrap - Case Study

    Headquartered out of Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx Co. is a renowned manufacturer of wood components and building products in North America. The Lake City, Florida plant is just one of the company’s forty-eight distribution centers and is home to forty-two employees including technicians and sales representatives for the corporation. BlueLinx of Lake City noticed a significant amount of scrap ...


    By WEIMA

  • U.S. Steel Industry can use those scrap Firestone tires for fuel!

     Leroy Stebbing, a Professional Engineer and forty-year veteran of the steel industry has patented a process for using scrap car and truck tires as a supplemental fuel for melting steel in steel mills. Tires are a valuable addition to the steel process because they add chemical energy and steel to the mixture going into the melting furnaces, he says. The use of tires can improve emissions ...


  • Special reduction plant shreds bulky steel shavings whilst simultaneously recycling the adherent oil

    Until now, bulky steel shavings covered with oil have, in the most part, simply been disposed of, thus wasting valuable resources. In order to avoid this, the company GEZE GmbH searched for a method of reducing the volume of the shavings and simultaneously recovering the oil adhering to them for re-use. The company Erdwich Zerkleinerungssysteme GmbH developed a plant for this purpose, which ...

  • Engineering Properties of Tire Chips and Soil Mixtures

    The primary objective of the research described herein is to assess the pertinent engineering properties for reusing shredded scrap tires as a construction material for light-weight fill material in highway construction, for drainage material in highway and landfill construction, and for other similar applications. Reuse of scrap tires would not only provide a means of disposing of them but would ...


    By ASTM International

  • Sorting Equipment Focus: Keeping Time

    (From Recycling Today Magazine) In with the new, out with the old. A reversal of an old adage is perhaps the best way to describe the increased demand for America’s scrap metals. The world’s hunger for new cars, appliances and buildings was a boon for steel makers in 2004.  Global steel production exceeded 1 billion tons last year, a record amount. And as the need for “new” steel products ...

  • WEIMA America introduces the TH seris briquette press to the paper market

    WEIMA America is a leader in size reduction technologies which includes both shredding and briquetting equipment. The briquette press has become increasingly popular to compact shredded paper as well as paper dust. In a printing operation a lot of dust is generated from trim scrap and sheeters which is often messy and hard to handle. The press has the ability to compact this dust into briquettes ...


  • New for old – the film cycle case study

    Plastic belongs, among glass, paper and aluminum, to the most common materials when it comes to recycling. Hammerl, headquartered in Gemmrigheim (Germany) proves impressively how profitable and resource-friendly it is to recover PE film. For a year now, the company is capable of producing its own PE granulate from film scrap by using the most modern size reduction equipment. This granulate can ...


    By WEIMA

  • The Art of Recycling

    There is something quite cathartic about turning "trash into treasure." It's what we do here at WEIMA-- our main goal is to help you shred and briquette your scrap in order to put money back in your pocket while positively impacting the environment. We think that's a beautiful thing. Here are a few examples of artists taking recyclable materials and positively impacting the environment by ...


  • Plastics and Process Engineered Fuel (PEF): an Overview

    Scrap plastics and paper can be made into process engineered fuel (PEF) for co-firing in existing solid fuel boilers. PEF systems offer the opportunity to divert significant amounts of materials from disposal while also conserving fossil fuel resources. PEF is a manufactured product produced in either shredded (fluff) or densified form and has predictable combustion characteristics. PEF prices, ...


  • Dual Shaft Shredder

    ¡Dual shaft shredder for plastics/rubber scrap or other solid waste recycling. Harden double shaft shredder are being used for the recycling of plastic film, woven sacks, plastic drums, used computer and office machines, as well as wooden pallets. Harden Industries also supplies custom made ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • In the market for a new shredder or grinder?

    For recycling companies choosing a paper shredder or grinder is no easy task. One has to consider shaft designs, capacity, speed, screen sizes, etc. E-waste has complicated matters even further. Increasingly, recyclers are calling upon shredder manufacturers to design machines that can shred not only paper, but computer hard drives and other electronic equipment as well. In this article we’re ...

  • Shipbreaking thrives again in Belgium

    Shipbreaking began in the Netherlands at the end of the 19th century; in Belgium, meanwhile, the industry took root in 1926 when Henry Van Heyghen started his scrap business in Ghent. After World War II, just as at the end of World War I, there was a great demand for shipbreaking: hundreds of damaged wartime vessels required processing, as well as commercial sea-going and inland navigation ...


    By Recycling International

  • Turning metal wires from pulp bales into profit with TANA Shark

    Metal wires from paper pulp bales are high in value but very hard to shred and clean for selling purposes. Usually the metal wires are stuck with plastics and some remains of the pulping process. This particular type of waste is almost impossible to separate, says a landfill operator in France. Normally the only possibility to handle this type of waste is to dump it at a landfill. This is due ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Eco-friendly Caribbean Rum case study

    The St. Nicholas Abbey Plantation in Barbados can look back on more than 350 years of history. The method of rum production has not veered from tradition. The process has, however, become more eco-friendly - the boilers being used in the distillery are no longer run with oil but with eco-friendly palm briquettes. Larry Warren, whose family assumed responsibility for the 400-acre plantation in ...


    By WEIMA

  • Shredder Types - Four shaft shredder

    Shredder can be equipped with different types of cutting systems: single-shaft, two-shaft, three-shaft and four-shaft cutting systems. These shredders are all slow-speed systems, in contrast to hammer mills which are generally high-speed systems. ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Case study - TPH Oil & Grease applications

    These case studies illustrate the performance generated from customers who have used Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer for testing total petroleum hydrocarbons in the C10 to C50 range. Sitelab’s TPH-Oil calibration kit is designed to correlate well to laboratory “Oil and Grease” test methods. This includes EPA Methods 1664 and 9071B by Gravimetric, EPA Method 418.1 by Infrared ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

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