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Environnement 48 increases capacity with second UNTHA shredder

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French solid recovered fuel manufacture Environnement 48 invested in a second UNTHA shredder to increase capacity to 10 000 tpy.

 Environnement 48 increases capacity with second UNTHA shredder

An established waste management company, Environnement 48 hit the headlines in early 2016 when its alternative fuel production plant was first announced as operational. At the heart of the site was an UNTHA XR Ripper waste shredder which was refined to produce SRF.

With demand growing, Environnement 48 sought a second machine to boost the processing capabilities of the plant. An UNTHA XR Cutter shredder has therefore been commissioned and a total annual capacity of 10 000 t is now expected.

This second piece of equipment is predominantly handling plastics and wood, which UNTHA claims is a testament to the XR’s shredding flexibility.

“The XR3000C is reducing complex materials down to a homogenous 80 mm particle size,” explains Michel Heuze, UNTHA’s waste specialist for France. “The resulting product is a commercially attractive alternative fuel.”

Explaining what attracted the company to purchase this additional machine, Olivier Dalle, manager at Environnement 48 said: “We have been particularly impressed with the low energy consumption of this shredder. In fact, the Eco Drive concept – which guarantees up to 50% less electricity consumption than conventional electro-hydraulic drive options – was a key selling point when we first visited UNTHA’s Austrian headquarters back in 2015. The XR ensures we uphold our environmental credentials whilst keeping costs low and achieving impressive performance levels.”

Whilst the XR Cutter ensures a highly refined shred with particle sizing as low as 30 mm, the Ripper is used to shred untreated waste down to 100-400 mm, depending on the client’s requirements. The final fraction size is controlled by adjustable screen bars.

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