Shredding and homogenizing
Shredding prepares mixed or presorted waste for separation. Bags, bundles and agglomerates are broken up and brought down to a uniform particle size. Flexible and bendable components like plastic are shredded to a lesser degree or not at all, but brittle materials size down well. Low-speed shredders with constant throughput like the Komptech Terminator are ideal for solid waste. This single-shaft shredder has low susceptibility to contraries, and generates a steady material stream whose grain can be continuously graduated to fit downstream processes.