How to Recycle Polymer Waste


Common Polymers

Commonly discarded polymers mainly include various plastic, rubber and fiber wastes. Among these wastes, plastics are the most common type, such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene (PP), etc., which are widely used in daily life and production, thus generating a large amount of waste. Rubber waste, on the other hand, mainly comes from used tires, rubber shoe soles, etc., while fiber waste includes used clothing, textiles and carpets.

The value of recycling

Recycling waste polymers is a crucial initiative that not only helps to conserve valuable resources and achieve sustainable resource utilization, but also significantly reduces environmental pollution and protects the health of ecosystems. Through recycling, waste polymers can be converted into secondary raw materials, reducing production costs and improving the economic efficiency of companies.

Recycling process

In the waste polymer recycling process, the sorted material is first subjected to a cleaning and pre-treatment step to remove surface dirt, oils and other impurities, as well as crushing and cutting to reduce the size of the material. Next, the material is separated using physical separation techniques (e.g., gravity sorting, magnetic sorting, wind sorting, etc.) to increase the purity of the recovered polymer. The separated polymer is then further refined into smaller particles or powders by crushing and grinding equipment to meet subsequent processing requirements. Subsequently, the crushed polymer is screened and graded using screens or other screening equipment to remove substandard particles and ensure that the recovered material meets specific application standards.

Performance Characteristics of Machinery

High-efficiency processing capacity: The shredder can efficiently crush waste polymers into smaller particles, which not only improves the processing efficiency, but also provides great convenience for the subsequent separation and purification processes.
Multi-functional application: the shredder is suitable for the processing of various polymer materials, whether it is polyethylene, polypropylene or polyvinyl chloride, etc., can be effectively crushed.
Low Energy Consumption and High Efficiency: The shredder adopts advanced motor and reducer design, featuring low energy consumption and high efficiency.
High-quality blade design: the blade of the shredder is made of high hardness alloy material, which has excellent wear resistance and corrosion resistance. The blades can still maintain good crushing effect during long time use, which prolongs the service life of the equipment.
Strong adaptability: the shredder is able to adapt to various shapes of waste polymers, whether large or small, can be easily dealt with.

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Polymer Shredder

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