Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH

Material pollution in waste paper recycling


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A special shredding plant works in continuous operation and can be serviced without long downtimes

Who removes the plastic rings from the empty writing pad or tears the plastic off the chocolate Advent calendar before disposing of it? Certainly not all of us. In this way, foreign materials and impurities find their way into the waste paper and these have to be removed during the recycling process before the material can be further processed as paper pulp. Thereafter, the separated mass, the so-called 'reject material', is shredded and dehydrated, so that it can be disposed of or used internally for the generation of power.

As paper machines operate 24 hours per day, there are demanding requirements for the shredding machines, too. They have not only to be suitable for continuous operation, but also for quick and easy maintenance, in order to avoid production delays. That is why the shredders have to be robust and they must be able to deal with the wet material.

For this purpose, Erdwich Zerkleinerungssysteme GmbH has developed special models which can be individually adapted...

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