Düsseldorf, Germany — A Swedish company, long known for its work in recycled plastic granulation, is pushing into the shredder market for the first time ever.
Rapid Granulator AB used K 2016 to launch the company's line of shredders dubbed the Raptor Series, which uses cutting edges based on its own granulation technology.
The Bredaryd, Sweden-based company is keenly focused on the plastics recycling industry. The firm previously partnered with other shredder companies that provided more general service machines that worked in a variety of applications, including wood, waste and post-industrial.
But Rapid Granulator says its Raptor Series is specifically designed for the plastics market.
Blades in the shredder claw at the recycled material, creating a more uniform “chip” that then can be fed into a granulator for further size reduction. This clawing action, which Rapid Granulator says is less violent and disruptive than other shredder techniques, cuts down on dust and irregular-sized pieces.
“We've been using shredders in combination with Rapid Granulators for over 30 years. But we had been sourcing them from the market,” said Bengt Rimark, global sales and marketing director.
“Our main target customers,” he said, are those in the plastics industry who want “high-quality regrind out of the scrap material” that can be fed right back into processing through a closed-loop system.