Polysol order second Weima Shredder

Polysol Ltd, major reprocessors of plastic waste, have ordered a second Weima shredder to boost their existing recycling capacity. The WLK 15 model will be used to shred head waste as well as nylon fibre and film waste.


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Polysol Ltd, major reprocessors of plastic waste, have ordered a second Weima shredder to boost their existing recycling capacity. The WLK 15 model will be used to shred head waste as well as nylon fibre and film waste.

Earlier this year, the Atherton, Greater Manchester company bought their first Weima, a smaller WLK 6 model, to recycle head waste. This is returned to plastics manufacturers in palletised form for re-use.

Bulky lumps of head waste, often weighing up to 40 kilos each, are placed in the 800 x 1200 mm wide hopper opening of the WLK 6 and are shredded down to 50 mm pieces. It is currently handling between 400 and 500 kilos per hour.

The shredded material is then fed through a grinder to reduce it down further to 10mm granules which pass through one of the company’s three extruders to produce the pellets.

Polysol’s owner, Terry Cook, says he chose the WLK 6 after looking at various shredders and receiving a strong recommendation from a colleague in the plastics recycling industry.

“It’s a highly reliable and rugged machine that does the job a treat and has no problem with even the largest pieces of head waste we put through it. Anything that we can get into the hopper is shredded down easily. Because of our favourable experience with it over the last six months I had no hesitation in ordering a second Weima machine, which will assist us with our expansion plans.”

Single-shaft Weima WLK shredders have a low torque ensuring efficient operation and a long working life. They are available with a wide range of hopper openings for ease of loading and to suit every size of reclamation and recycling operation. As they are quiet when working, they can be placed indoors close to plant personnel.

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