The new shredder-granulator, “Polyplex” designed, patented and made by Hosokawa Alpine is the latest in our innovative recycling solutions for plastic markets. Our Polyplex shredder-granulator combines a vertically arranged shredder rotor with a granulator rotor for single-step size reduction. The principle is amazingly unique and revolutionary: The material is fed to the shredder by means of a feed trough and hydraulic ram. This allows feed material lengths of up to 6 meters. This feed is then shredded and granulated to the perfect regrind size for use or processing. We use a screen to control the final size which can range from 6 mm on up. The feed rate is controlled via closed-loop current monitoring to maximize system capacity. As a result of the combination of shredder and granulator, the comparatively small machine can process, for example, machine purgings of up to several hundred kilos together with profiles, pipes, film, blow-molded parts and many other materials and parts. In combination with our dedusting systems, the system is compact, extremely efficient and will produce clean, uniform and dust-free regrind.
In the last 50 years, Hosokawa Polymer Systems has continually evolved and improved our systems and equipment to meet the demands of the recycling market. Hosokawa Polymer Systems supplies a wide range of recycling equipment from small Press Side granulators to large, multiple stage recycling plants for film, cable and post-consumer materials.