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.
Typical Applications for Industrial Paper
LARGE BALES, END CUTS & SLAB
COMMINGLED PRODUCTS (paper + plastic, etc.)
BOOKS & MAGAZINES
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
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
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.
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
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.
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