Geocycle - the daughter company of global cement giant Lafarge Holcim - has taken delivery of a new UNTHA XR mobil-e waste shredder in South Carolina, as the firm furthers its co-processing for zero waste ambitions.
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Advetec , an engineering company specializing in the scientific bio-degradation of waste, has formed a partnership with UNTHA shredding technology to roll out a sophisticated aerobic digestion solution for a selection of mixed waste streams. Advetec has treated a variety of waste and effluent, since it was established in 2000. Keen to develop a more homogenous product for optimal digestion rates, the company reached out to UNTHA to explore the capabilities of its four-shaft shredding system.
The X-Cutter (XC) system for the XR waste shredder was first revealed by UNTHA Shredding Technology at the IFAT event in Munich, this past May. Designed to achieve the next generation of performance for single-step SRF shredding - or provide a direct replacement for existing high-speed shredders - it can transform varied input wastes ranging from waste wood through to pulper ropes.
UNTHA showed off the company's latest innovations at IFAT 2018 May 14-18, including one of their most recently introduced shredder models, the QR shredder (shown above). Developed in conjunction with recyclers worldwide, with simplicity at its heart, the QR shredder is capable of handling everything from wooden pallets to production waste - as well as plastic lump, drums, film and mixed rigids.
Austrian-headquartered shredding specialist UNTHA has just dispatched its 150th waste shredder.
The UNTHA XR was first brought to market as a robust pre-shredder that could effectively process a myriad of municipal, commercial and industrial wastes in readiness for the alternative fuel production market. But committed to strengthening the profitability of clients’ operations – not just their functional capabilities – the Austrian-headquartered team continued to innovate. In 2014, a ground-breaking shredder was released that could manufacture SRF in a single pass. This feat of engineering halved operators’ capital outlay and reduced energy consumption by up to 50 percent, without any detrimental on throughputs, uptime or product quality and saving. Typical savings of hundreds of thousands of pounds also began to be recouped. A ‘moveable’ version of the technology was brought to market in late 2015, when the XR became the world’s first electrically-driven mobile shredder with the same bottom-line benefits.
In July this year, CANDI Plastic Recycling began using a QR1700 shredder for shredding plastics. The company is located in Austria and specializes in the collection and treatment of non-hazardous waste. Several features proved this high-performance UNTHA single-shaft shredder was the best-fit machine for the brief, such as its versatility, low energy consumption and multi-functional flap.
According to UNTHA, their new XR mobil-e has dominated headlines in recent months. But while eyes may have been on this latest waste shredding innovation, the highly-acclaimed static XR has also achieved significant global success. With its two pioneering cutting concepts, high throughputs, energy efficiency, application flexibility and low operating costs, Untha's XR made a big impact when it was launched in 2014, according to the company, featuring the ability to produce a high quality Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) in a single pass, for instance, with double the output per tonnage of competing machines. Within months of release, Untha says this innovative waste shredder was attracting varied international inquiries, not just from the countries where subsidiary companies are situated. Fast forward to the present day, the XR has been selected to play a prominent part in dozens of waste to energy projects worldwide.
Interest in UNTHA’s revolutionary XR-C waste shredder is gathering pace, as enquiries flood in from alternative fuel producers worldwide.
Step inside the production plant of one of the world’s leading providers of recycling technology. UNTHA shredding technology GmbH offers a behind the scenes look with its new six minute video. The new UNTHA shredding technology movie impressively showcases the entire scope of services provided by the shredding specialists from Salzburg.The movie allows viewers to experience a modern production company and most importantly, it also answers the central questions: Who is UNTHA? What does UNTHA do? And, what is important to UNTHA? While products, services and technologies are highlighted, UNTHA employees clearly play the lead, giving the audience a chance to meet the people behind “the reliable brand.”
Untha’s TR series RDF shredder (or post-shredder) is specifically developed for post-shredding of high calorific fractions and is mainly used in the preparation of secondary fuels such as fluff and refuse-derived fuel (RDF) or solid recovered fuel (from MSW).