Industrial Paper & Mill Waste

SSI offers a variety of low-speed, high-torque shredding solutions for pulp and paper mill materials processing to increase mill efficiency.

We know what to do with that stuff.

Pulp and Paper Mill Waste Shredding Applications
Industrial Shredders for Pulp and Paper Mill Waste Pulper Waste Particles after Shredding

Typical Applications for Industrial Paper

Industrial Paper and Mill Waste Solutions

SSI shredders can be found in large paper processing operations around the world. Whether it’s shredding prior to a baler to increase density, shredding with commingled materials to mix and create another product, or shredding prior to a pulper at a mill, we have a machine for that.

Here are some typical system solutions:

BALES, END CUTS & SLABS

BALES, END CUTS & SLABS

Dual-Shear® and PRI-MAX® machines can be bulk fed large, thick slabs & bales and prepare the materials for other processing or recycling operations.


SHREDDING IN FRONT OF A BALER

SHREDDING IN FRONT OF A BALER

Shredders have been used to improve bale integrity and density because shredded output can “interlock” and basically “hold hands”, making for less spillage in material handling and more weight per load.


RAGGER WIRE

RAGGER WIRE

Sometimes paper isn't the only thing that a pulping operation needs to deal with. SSI has systems that can shred ragger wire and separate the ferrous, plastics and other items into marketable streams.


MAGAZINES & BOOK DESTRUCTION

MAGAZINES & BOOK DESTRUCTION

Shredders have been used to destroy end of life publications many times. Shredders can be bulk fed and are well suited for this kind of application.


SPOOLS & MANUFACTURING SCRAP

SPOOLS & MANUFACTURING SCRAP

Have you ever seen a big pile of toilet paper that was wet and then dried? Well, sometimes these can get very large in manufacturing environments. We make shredders for that too.

RAGGER WIRE SHREDDING & RECOVERY SYSTEMS

Since the early 1990’s, SSI Shredding Systems has been designing and manufacturing ragger wire shredders for solid waste treatment. In 2000, SSI developed ragger wire recycling systems to recover steel wire and prepare waste for use as fuel. SSI’s purpose-built systems help customers generate revenue from ragger wire while reducing disposal costs and preserving the environment.

What is "Ragger Wire"?

Ragger wire, also known as “pulper tail” consists of the plastic trimmings, staples, tape, labels and baling wire found in baled post-consumer paper waste. It is made up of approximately 45% steel and 55% post consumer waste and must be removed from the pulper. During the pulping process, the waste material winds around itself, creating a tail-like chain which is highly compressed and extremely tough to shred. For many years, this ragger wire waste material was sent to landfills. With SSI’s purpose-built ragger wire recycling systems, this tough material can now be recycled and repurposed.

Paper & Pulp Mill Materials Processed

  • Save landfill space and reduce disposal costs
  • Recover valuable raw materials - nearly 45% steel content
  • Generate revenue instead of waste
  • Residual waste becomes alternative fuel

Benefits of Ragger Wire Recovery

Steel Recovery Alternative Fuel Reduced Disposal

Steel Recovery
~ US $500/Ton

Alternative Fuel
~ US $100/Ton

Reduced Disposal
~ US $65/Ton

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