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Balers for plastic waste: Can I bale plastic?
MAY 10, 2021
What do warehouses, retail, grocery stores, distribution centers, and production facilities have in common? They all generate huge amounts of plastic waste; their storage and disposal can cause a significant inconvenience and considerable costs for the company. Improve your business and optimize your budget by using machines to compact your plastic waste.
Reduce the costs of processing plastic waste
The EPA reports the United States generated nearly 35.7 million tons of plastic in 2018. Just how much of those plastics are recyclable? According to data from the American Chemistry Council and the National Association for PET Container Resources, the recycling rate of PET bottles and jars was 29.1% and 29.3% for HDPE natural bottles.
Despite those numbers, landfills still received a staggering 27 million tons of plastic. As you can see, it can be quite a challenge for companies to manage large amounts of plastic waste. Mismanagement of plastic waste has a negative impact not only on the natural environment, but it also directly affects your company's bottom line.
Does your company produce large amounts of waste from shrink wrap, plastic packaging or PET bottles? Is it taking up space in your warehouse or stock room, making it difficult for employees to work efficiently? Does the transport and disposal of these waste fractions cause considerable costs for your company? You can resolve all of these problems by investing in a vertical baler for plastic.
Plastic baler = reduction of waste volume by up to 90%
By choosing the right baler for shrink wrap and other plastics, you can reduce the volume of waste by up to 90%. When you invest in our machinery, you can optimize time spent on waste disposal, free up valuable workspace, and reduce waste management costs.
It is also worth noting the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Bramidan balers for plastic waste. Our balers are equipped with our intelligent monitoring system, called BRA-IN, which makes it easier for you to budget the operating costs of your waste compaction equipment. The data shows that the total cost to operate Bramidan equipment is as low as possible, and thus profitable.
What kind of plastic waste do you compact in your baler?
Balers allow you to compact many different types of plastic waste - not only soft plastic (LDPE), but also hard plastic (HDPE), PET bottles, Big-Bags and even plastic drums.
Soft plastic - waste
Soft plastic - bale
PET bottles - waste
PET bottles - bale
Plastic cans - waste
Plastic cans - bale
Plastic barrels - waste
Plastic barrels - bale
PCV - waste
PCV - bale
Big bags - waste
Big bags - bale
1. Baler for shrink wrap (LDPE)
Shrink wrap, or plastic foil, is one of the most common types of plastics. This waste is present in almost all industrial, commercial and service sectors. It is often used to secure goods on pallets. It is a valuable and expensive secondary raw material. Its purchase price depends mainly on the purity of the waste and the quality of sorting.
If foil is a waste fraction generated by your company, a baler for plastic is the optimal solution. The baler is also suitable for compacting cardboard or paper - because our machines are universal.
Depending on the amount of generated waste and individual needs, such as the weight of a bale, you can choose a baler that will provide a high compression ratio. We offer a wide range of plastic balers.
2. Baler for PET bottles and plastic containers
The disposal of PET bottles and plastic containers is one of the more serious problems faced by the food industry.
Due to their dimensions, plastic containers should be compacted in balers with a large feed opening and high press force.
The PC24 HD model and the X-series balers are the best choice.
Before compacting PET bottles, their lids should be unscrewed or punctured. Otherwise, the air inside will make compacting difficult. To increase the stability of the bale, place a cardboard cover at the bottom and on top of the bale.
3. Baler for hard plastics (HDPE)
PVC is a type of plastic found in computers and TVs, and various accessories. To compact this type of material, you need a baler with a high press force and a very tough and durable construction. For this type of waste, we recommend our largest balers from the X series (with cross cylinders).
4. Auto-tie machines for large amounts of waste
With large amounts of plastic waste, horizontal balers are a great solution. They ensure high efficiency and continuous operation. A large feed opening and automatic tie system allow you to easily organize and manage waste.
All machines meet strict safety standards and their operation is safe for the operator.
Watch how the machines for compacting plastic work
Need some help? Please contact us
Choosing the right compaction equipment for plastic waste is a real challenge. Are you unable to decide which baler or compactor is best for your business? Get in touch with us by filling out the contact form.