ANDRITZ to supply six shredders for Krones shredding and washing plant in the US


International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Krones AG, Germany, to supply six ADuro S shredders for a shredding and washing plant for polypropylene (PP) recycling in the Southeast United States.

The shredders will be installed in two lines. Start-up of the first line will take place in 2024.

The shredders provide a dry shredding solution resulting in less fines, extended wear parts lifetime and thus lower costs compared to the classic wet milling solution typically used in such applications. ADuro S shredders will be used to shred the material to less than 15 mm particle size.

Thomas Gemeiner, Director Global Product Management and After Sales Service, ANDRITZ Recycling, highlights the benefits: “The ADuro S 2400 single-shaft shredders deliver exceptionally high capacities and keep energy consumption to a minimum by means of an intelligent pusher control system. One of their unique time-saving and safety features is the possibility of adjusting the cutting gap without having to open the machine. In addition, the rotor has a special design that prevents the ropes from being wrapped around the rotor and a reverse function for cleaning, thus improving uptime of the shredding process.”

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 29,800 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

ADuro S shredder: an innovative clamping mechanism eliminates the need for time-consuming welding or grinding

ADuro S shredder: an innovative clamping mechanism eliminates the need for time-consuming welding or grinding

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