BALERS FOR PLASTIC WASTE
PLASTIC WASTE RECYCLING
The market for baling plastic waste is expected to grow in the coming years, driven by increased demand for recycled plastic and the need for sustainable waste management practices. High quality, high purity bales are essential for export. A high performance twin ram baler that can handle multiple waste streams and high throughputs is vitally important.
The types of plastic that can be baled varies greatly. It includes:
- Plastic film: clear, coloured and mixed;
- Hard Plastics: HPDE, PET
OUR RECOMMENDED BALER FOR BALING PLASTICS
We recommend using a fully automatic twin ram or two ram baler for processing plastic. If you need to switch from hard plastics to plastic film, the twin ram baler is ideal for handling multiple material waste streams. It easily switches between them, baling and ejecting one stream before moving on to the next.
WHY USE A TWIN RAM BALER FOR PLASTICS?
HIGHER COMPACTION AND HEAVIER BALES
Using a twin ram baler to bale plastics means that the baling is done against a fixed wall within the baling chamber. This results in higher compaction and heavier bales.
EASILY SWITCH BETWEEN MATERIALS
A twin ram baler is ideal when you are processing various material types. As the machine clears out the baler chamber each time, you can avoid contamination.
EXPANSIVE PLASTICS ARE GREATLY COMPACTED
The high press force on a twin ram baler is perfect for baling expansive plastics as the press force is put on to the bale itself.
ITS IDEAL FOR BALING PLASTIC BOTTLES
If you use a channel baler for baling plastic bottles, you will find small fractions can interfere with the needles. With a twin ram baler there is no issue with needle slots, greatly decreasing any downtime or maintenance required.
Our twin ram baler also comes with a wire tie option for baling plastics. It can be tricky to keep plastic bales together or stop the wires from busting, but with the REP-TEC twin ram baler, you can put as many ties on the bale as you need. You can double tie the ends offering you flexibility and allowing the bale to hold its shape really well. This is ideal for stacking and exporting.
The tying mechanism ensures the wire is tied in a tight knot so that there is less chance of it breaking apart and as a result, you will use less wire.
THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF MATERIAL EACH TIME WITH OUR SMART SYSTEM
The REP-TEC baler comes with a smart system which calculates the bale size and provides you with information on the amount of material you will require for each bale. This will give you a consistent bale size each time which is ideal for transport.
CUSTOMISED TO SUIT YOUR FACILITY
We can customise the 2-ram baler to suit your facility. We can help design and supply conveyors and customised hoppers.
Our two ram balers have fast cycle times which means higher throughputs and increased efficiency.
Baling Plastics: Case Study
How Berry Global Maximised Efficiency & Throughput with a Twin Ram Baler
"We are extremely satisfied with our new baler’s performance. The baler is consistently delivering excellent results...I would highly recommend a REP-TEC baler to anyone looking for reliable and high-quality baling equipment."
DARRYL ROADNIGHT, STRATEGIC PROJECTS DIRECTOR AT BERRY GLOBAL