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Shredder capacity boost for Polish e-scrap recycler

Polish electronics recycler Polska Korporacja Recyklingu has taken delivery of its fourth Untha shredder to support the Lublin company with its continued growth. Together, the four machines will enable it to handle up to 60 000 tonnes of e-scrap this year.

A medium-sized RS60 four-shaft shredder is the latest machine to be added to the company’s fleet. Working alongside an Untha RS50, the technology will process up to 500 tonnes of e-scrap per week.

Elsewhere on Polska Korporacja Recyklingu site, a 22 tonne RS150 – the largest four-shaft shredder in Untha’s fleet – and a comparatively compact Untha RS40, have been supplied by German engineering partner URT, to handle 60 refrigerators per hour.

Untha says the four machines collectively tackle a wide range of electronic scrap ‘to liberate the recyclable materials including steel, aluminium alloys, copper and plastics that would otherwise remain locked inside.’

Residue recovered

After being shredded to 15mm particles in some cases, the scrap is separated before being recycled, compliance tested and used within the remanufacturing process. Shredder residue is used for energy recovery.

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