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Plastic compounds and plastic bags cause difficulties in many recycling processes. Plastic is often durable and stretchy, and its size and type varies from packages to film and covers.
Efficient bag opening makes materials handling easier and faster.
More accurate screening and sorting.
Homogenous grain size generates more energy by combustion.
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Gear up plastic recycling and simplify processing with efficient bag opening
Plastic waste is a very valuable and versatile raw material. Plastic can be utilized in manufacturing new products, and thanks to typically high calorific value, plastics are often useful also in energy production in waste fuels, like refuse derived fuel (RDF) and solid recovered fuel (SRF).
Due to their nature, plastics may cause inconvenience for recyclers. Especially plastic bags and plastic films can easily jam the whole recycling process.
One can avoid unexpected downtime by opening the plastic bags right in the beginning of the recycling process. After the bags are opened and films reduced to a homogenous grain size, screening and separating plastic is no different than processing any other type of waste.
Metso’s pre-shredders and fine shredders are designed to process plastics in any shape or size. Tested and proven in multiple applications around the world, they take care of bag opening and reduce the waste to the desired grain size for more efficient recycling process.
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