compact waste in a plastic baler
Compact soft foil and hard plastic in a plastic baler - but use the right one!
There is a large variation of plastic waste that can be divided into different international classifications. Our balers can compact both soft plastic foil and hard plastic. Read more about the different fractions below and contact one of our consultants for advice on compressing your particular waste types.
Which waste fractions do you struggle with?
Foil and soft plastic is found in many different products, but the majority occurs as stretched film or plastic wrapping of goods delivered on pallets. It can also be in the form of carrying bags or waste bags.
Soft plastic is a valuable material for recycling. The price of the material depends on its purity. Good sorted waste gives a higher revenue.
PET waste is well-known as bottles for soft drinks or water, but you also find PET in the shape of drinking cups or packaging for smaller foods.
Before you compact plastic bottles, they should be perforated or the capsules removed, otherwise the bottles may still contain a lot of air. Add a piece of cardboard in the top and bottom of the bale.
Plastic containers or high density bottles are used e.g. for food and liquid cleaners.
You should perforate such bottles or remove the capsules before compaction, otherwise the they may still contain a lot of air. Add a piece of cardboard in the bottom and top of the bale, especially when you compact smaller plastic parts.
Plastic barrels are used in many different industries, such as containers for eg powder, oil, feed and other products.
These barrels can be compressed one at a time in a drum press or you can compact them into bales in our large machines from the X-series balers. We are happy to advise on the right choice.
Computer cabinets or boxes and similar hard plastic are found in computers, televisions and accessories for these products.
Before you compact hard plastic materials, we recommend you to contact us. A baler with high press force and a very strong construction is required for these fractions. We advise on handling and achieving the best results.
Big bags are used for transportation of eg wood, gravel and sand. They are also used for storing raw materials; often within off-shore and in agriculture. With the right machine you achieve a very effective compression, even though big bags are difficult to handle.
In case of recycling, we prepare the chamber for this purpose by removing the retainers to avoid damage on the bags.
We recommend these machines for plastic waste:
X10 plastic baler - small and strong
This small baler for plastic is easy to install and has a high press force. It can easily compact both PET bottles, plastic foil and other plastic fractions.
Easy filling of empty plastic bottles
Our PC24 HD has a flap door for easy filling and compaction of empty plastic bottles. You get a small and compact bale that only takes up little space.
The X25 compacts high density plastic bales
Place an X25 baler for plastic at the waste source. You get better internal logistics and time saving when employees can quickly get rid of the plastic waste.
VIDEO: Small baler for PET bottles and plastic jugs.
VIDEO: Strong and quiet balers from our X-Series
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