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Global shredding market benefits from e-scrap boom

The worldwide industrial shredder market size will expand in the coming years to reach US$ 1.65 billion (EUR 1.45 billion) by 2022. This niche market was worth US$ 1.32 billion in 2017, up by some 4.5% from 2014 levels, according to a new report by Index Market Research.

One of the leading companies profiled in the in-depth report is the US firm SSI Shredding Systems, Inc. The tech supplier has recently completed the design of a new e-waste shred system for the Georgia based asset management and electronic recycling company, Premier Surplus, Inc.

Next-generation shredding

The new shred system is set to be installed in March 2019 and will be replacing their original shred line with state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

Processors in the South East, including Premier Surplus, are handling unprecedented volumes of e-waste.  As the industry shows no signs of slowing down, the time was right for Premier Surplus to partner with SSI on this important project, according to Dave Fleming, director of sales and marketing at SSI.

‘Premier Surplus has very specific goals and a desire to offer their clients tailored solutions,’ he adds. ‘This approach allows them to consider a wider breadth of materials than a typical processor might, at a time when the industry is full of people looking for reliable domestic outlets.’ Fleming underlines that SSI is ‘thrilled’ to be selected as a part of Premier’s growth plans and is excited to supply their next generation e-scrap processing system. 

Maximum materials recovery

‘Working with SSI has been amazing. We spent a great deal of time reviewing multiple system designs and proposals before selecting the equipment that will work for our application,’ says Phillip Kennedy, president of Premier Surplus. ‘Every item was carefully chosen and sized to streamline the shred system. We have been shredding e-waste for over five years and are now faced with much more volume and harder to recycle electronics.’

Kennedy explains: ‘We designed the new shred system around our existing system, so we can simultaneously perform data and product destruction projects while at the same time processing the electronic scrap.’

He points out that the commodity values continue to drop but the volume continues to rise. ‘Georgia needs a system like this running to help achieve maximum commodity recovery, landfill diversion and proper downstream of the focus material,’ Kennedy remarks. ‘The new system will have the latest and greatest in sorting technology and we feel our client base will be very happy with the finished product.’

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