Italy – Industrial shredder manufacturer UNTHA has witnessed ‘significant growth’ in the Italian market following a collaboration with one of the country’s leading environmental technology specialists, Ecotec Solution.
The waste processing firm supplies systems to convert residual materials into secondary resources and, over the last 12 months, has secured six ‘high-value’ projects for UNTHA.
These include three XR mobil-e units for waste-to-energy facilities: one in Trieste handles bulky wastes for cement fuel preparation and the other two turn pre-treated municipal solid waste (MSW) into a variety of products, including an infeed material for heat treatment.
Other sales include a static XR3000C shredder for manufacturing solid recovered fuel (SRF), an XR2000R shredder for processing MSW, and a TR2500 post-shredder to produce a refined cement fuel from pre-treated light fraction.
Landfill sites are closing down in Italy and companies are looking for new channels for their residual materials, states Ecotec Solution’s managing director Martin Mairhofer. ‘High value prices for SRF make this non-traditional treatment method an attractive alternative, but a significant degree of investment is required to design and build commercially robust plants,’ he explains. ‘UNTHA’s advancements in single-step, high-performance and cost-efficient fuel preparation technology, however, have opened up new margin opportunities for the industry’s more forward-thinking players.’
UNTHA has installed more than 9000 shredders worldwide, including over 150 of its XR machines.