Recycling


Waste recycling and the recovery of materials are ever more important in the world economy.

CMG considers recycling an important economical aspect which, with over thirty years of experience in manufacturing high-quality granulators and shredders, can offer excellent machinery for scrap recovery.

CMG granulators and/or shredders are used for the industrial recycling of several post-consumer materials such as: plastic, used bottles, wood waste, paper and documents, electric cables, fabrics, film, tyres, etc.
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Robustness and automation at the highest levels

CMG provides technologies and solutions designed to meet all the unique and innovative demands of the Circular Economy. The post-industrial and post-consumer recycling processes have renewed connotations that aim at the reintroduction of recycled materials in the production processes on large scale. CMG's solutions for the world of recycling include granulators, shredders, integral feed conveyors, evacuation and regrind transport systems, dedusting units, dust management and air filtration. CMG's installed base is considerable: over 30,000 units supplied to its customers in the company's 41 years of activity.

Supergranulators for post-consumer recycling

With the new Evoluzione series, CMG presents the EV916 and EV616 models, solutions suitable for the most critical operating conditions, for wet or dry granulation, which require high performance characteristics such as granulation capacity from 2,000 to over 5,000 kg/h, versatility, efficiency and sustainability. The Evoluzione series guarantees operational consistency and wear resistance of a higher degree, with its construction solutions that involve the use of harmonic steel, Hardox and assembled modular structures. In addition to the precision to the hundredth of a millimeter on the construction of the new cutting chamber, which allows a much longer duration of the blades when compared to conventional models, all the Evoluzione are equipped with advanced controls, in the Industry 4.0 style, to make the machine functions 100% monitorable and manageable. Operating temperature, blade wear, productivity, operational efficiency, energy use, all functional parameters managed on the machine or remotely, with connectivity based on the OPC-UA protocol, are just some distinctive features.

Operating efficiency at the highest level: Adaptive Motor Power

All CMG units for Recycling applications, with capacities from 800 kg/h to over 5,000 kg/h, feature the Adaptive Motor Power (AMP) function, unique in the size reduction industry. The granulator is able to autonomously establish which power level to adopt to carry out its work, according to quantity of material to be ground, shape, weight, thickness, type of plastic, and temperature of the piece. The AMP allows to optimize the quality of the regrind material to the maximum (dimensional and physical homogeneity of the regrind particle and absence of dust) and minimize the use of electricity. From 20 to 25 Wh/kg is the small amount of energy that a CMG granulator uses, compared to over 40 Wh/kg that a conventional unit consumes. The ROI for the AMP is less than 12 months.

Service 4.0

With Headquarters, Production Site and Technical Center in Italy, and the largest distribution network in the plastics industry, CMG is active all over the world with localized technical service, spare parts and sales centers. Find the nearest CMG service center at the following link: https://www.cmg.it/en/contacts-3/

FILM

Grinding of bulk or reels of film obtained by extrusion is entrusted to special granulators and shredders manufactured by CMG.

During this process the film, made of polyethylene, is obtained through extrusion. Namely, the PVC mixture enters the cylinder hopper and, after having been heated progressively, melts and is transported towards the outfeed hole.

Passing through this flat shaped hole produces film or laminates of different consistency and thickness. The material used in this process is essentially LDPE.

The range of granulators and shredders is available:
  • In on board line versions
  • For continual cycle operation

TREATED MATERIALS

The task of grinding scrap coming from this particular sector is entrusted to CMG granulators and shredders capable of reducing the following products:
  • Shoppers
  • Film for foodstuffs
  • Packaging
  • Agriculture canvases


APPLICATIONS AREAS

The main application sectors are:
  • Farming
  • Packaging
  • Food industry

FOAM RUBBER

The grinding of flexible expanded polyurethane (PUR), commonly called foam rubber, is entrusted to granulators and shredders manufactured by CMG, capable of reducing the size of rigid expanded polyurethane, flexible preformed foam or light rigid foam into the thermal insulating material sheets.

The forming and moulding productive process is performed by specific dispenser machines which pour a dual component (isocyanate and formulated polyol) into a preformed mould, and, coupling base and cover, produce a polyurethane padding the shape of the mould.

TREATED MATERIALS

The task of grinding and recovering scrap coming from this particular sector is entrusted to CMG granulators and shredders capable of reducing the following products:
  • Vehicle seats
  • Vehicle armrests
  • Vehicle headrests
  • Mattresses
  • Pillows
  • Construction insulating panels
  • Household appliances insulating panels
  • Insulating materials for pipes


APPLICATIONS AREAS

The main application sectors are:
  • Household appliances
  • Construction
  • Furniture
  • Automotive industry

RUBBER

The granulation and shredding of EPDM or thermoplastic rubber is entrusted to granulators and shredders manufactured by CMG which are capable of reducing the size of pre-ground or whole rubber.

Advanced "self-cooled" rotor technology with tangential cut transforms the following materials in finished products:
  • Ethylene (EPR)
  • Propylene (EPDM)

TREATED MATERIALS

The task of grinding and recovering scrap coming from this particular sector is entrusted to CMG granulators and shredders capable of reducing the following products:
  • Insulation panels
  • Soles for the footwear industry
  • Gaskets for the mechanical industry
  • Gaskets for the household appliance industry
  • Gaskets for the automotive industry
  • Insulation for pipes
  • Playing field tarpaulins


APPLICATIONS AREAS

The main application sectors are:
  • Transportation
  • Automotive industry
  • Motorcycle industry
  • Household appliances
  • Construction
  • Mechanical industry
  • Footwear industry
  • Household products

PLASTIC MATERIALS

CMG is at the forefront of the recycling sector as well and supplies granulators and shredders designed with versatility to recover scrap deriving from the productive process (moulds, cuts, etc.), polymerised but not contaminated by other substances.

If these materials are large they can be pre-shred, namely roughly reduced by shredders combined with granulation systems, to obtain very fine and regular materials, suitable for producing new objects.

Examples of materials:
  • PA
  • PMMA
  • PC
  • PE
  • PP
  • PS
  • PVC

TREATED MATERIALS

The task of grinding and recovering scrap coming from this particular sector is entrusted to CMG granulators and shredders capable of reducing the following products:
  • Sprues
  • Scrap pieces from the automotive sector


APPLICATIONS AREAS

The main application sectors are:
  • Recycling
  • Waste-to-energy

POST-CONSUMER BOTTLES

The recovery of post-consumer bottle scrap deriving from the plastic productive process or separate waste collection is entrusted to CMG which proposes customised granulators or shredders according to specific company requirements.

If in bales, these materials can be pre-shred, namely roughly reduced by shredders combined to granulation systems, either dry or wet, to obtain a very fine and regular ground material, suitable for producing new objects.

The most common material is:
  • PET

TREATED MATERIALS

The task of grinding and recovering scrap coming from this particular sector is entrusted to CMG granulators and shredders capable of reducing the following product:
  • Post-consumer bottleso


APPLICATIONS AREAS

The recovery of post-consumer bottles is applied in the industrial sector to produce new objects such as:
  • Packaging straps
  • Bottles
  • Amorphous sheets for thermoforming
  • Weaving flakes
  • Padding flakes
  • Extruded profiles
  • Single wires for agricultural greenhouses

WOOD

The recovery of scrap coming from processing swarf of wood and bulky material such as pallets and packages is entrusted to CMG, by using granulators and shredders designed according to company requirements.

During the grinding process, wood pieces from packaging, if large, undergo pre-shredding and iron removal, producing wood chips.

Afterwards the grinding process with granulators obtains a very fine and regular ground material, ideal for recycling.

TREATED MATERIALS

The task of grinding and recovering scrap coming from this particular sector is entrusted to CMG granulators and shredders capable of reducing the following products:
  • Construction processing scrap
  • Pallets and packages
  • Platforms and boxes
  • Scrap wood from production
  • Scrap wood from pruning and cutting


APPLICATIONS AREAS

The main application sectors are:
  • Construction and heating (pellets and logs)
  • Paper industry
  • Farming and gardening
  • Zootechnical sector
  • Furniture
  • Packaging
  • Waste-to-energy

PAPER AND DOCUMENTS

Grinding and size reduction of paper waste, sensitive documents, paper, cardboard, packaging scrap, paper for pulping coming from magazine and newspaper returns are entrusted to CMG granulators and shredders.

Processing bulky scrap from the paper industry consists of a first size reduction with shredders, even coupled with conveyor belts, providing custom-made solutions.

A very fine and regular ground product can be obtained from this pre-shredded scrap, by passing the raw material through granulators. It can then be reintroduced for manufacturing new paper in paper production cycles.

Some granulator versions are ideal to respond to standards in force in terms of privacy and destruction of confidential documents, such as bank cheques, fiscal acts, etc.

TREATED MATERIALS

The task of grinding and recovering scrap coming from this particular sector is entrusted to CMG granulators and shredders capable of reducing the following products:
  • Sensitive documents
  • Cardboard
  • Packaging scrap


APPLICATIONS AREAS

The main application sectors are:
  • Construction
  • Paper industry

ELECTRIC CABLES

The grinding and size reduction of electric cables is entrusted to granulators and shredders which CMG supplies to companies specialised in recovery of electric cables, processing scrap, copper pipes and nonferrous materials coming from companies in the electric sector or industrial and civil demolitions and dismantling.

This recovery saves money, allows the recycle and reuse of a large amount of waste and keeps potentially dangerous materials from being released into the environment.

During the grinding process, the cable undergoes a first shredding process to achieve size reduction and iron removal. Then the granulator creates ground material composed of plastic and copper which can undergo a subsequent dry separation of the metal from the insulating plastic by means of magnetic separators.

TREATED MATERIALS

The task of grinding and recovering scrap coming from this particular sector, after the separation from plastic, is entrusted to CMG granulators and shredders capable of reducing the following products:
  • Ferrous materials (iron, cast iron, steel, etc.)
  • Non ferrous metals (copper, lead, zinc, aluminium, etc.)


APPLICATIONS AREAS

The recovery of electric cables is performed by the plastic and metal sector, such as:
  • Copper refining foundries
  • Ferrous material foundries
  • PVC regeneration companies and plants

FIBRES AND FABRICS

The grinding or size reduction of natural or synthetic fibres and of plastic materials, such as nylon (PA), is entrusted to granulators and shredders which CMG supplies to companies specialised in recycling of these materials.

Material (MPS) intended for the weaving, garnetting, casting, unravelling and moulding market is obtained from industrial scrap through a granulation or shredding process depending on the quality and size of the raw material available.

TREATED MATERIALS

The task of grinding and recovering scrap coming from this particular sector is entrusted to CMG granulators and shredders capable of reducing the following products:
  • Nylon
  • Fibre Textiles


APPLICATIONS AREAS

The main application sectors are:
  • Textile
  • Yarn
  • Shoes

FILM - RECOVERY

The recovery of thermoplastic film from separate waste collection is entrusted to CMG by using granulators and shredders designed according to the requirements of the companies.

The film, bulk or in bales, first undergoes a shredding and iron removal process and then, through subsequent dry or wet granulation, is transformed into a uniform ground material suitable for recycling. [.]

TREATED MATERIALS

The task of recovering scrap coming from this particular sector is entrusted to CMG granulators and shredders capable of reducing the following products:
  • Agricultural tarpaulins
  • Construction products
  • Plastic packages
  • Stretch and heat-shrink film
  • Film and plastic sheets
  • Thermal packages


APPLICATIONS AREAS

The main application sectors are:
  • Construction
  • Farming
  • Packaging
  • Food industry

TYRES

CMG supplies granulators and shredders for the size reduction of vulcanised rubber from the car and truck industry at the end of its "on the road" life.

After pre-shredding the product, the pieces are sent to the granulation phase where they are reduced in size, obtaining high quality rubber granules. The granules are again transformed into raw material for further processing in pulverising mills.

TREATED MATERIALS

The task of grinding and recovering scrap coming from this particular sector is entrusted to CMG granulators and shredders capable of reducing the following products:
  • Tyres


APPLICATIONS AREAS

The main application sectors are:
  • Gardening
  • Sports facilities
  • Acoustic insulation plants
  • Road industry (e.g. bitumen for paving)
  • Energy recovery

BREAKER'S YARD

CMG supplies the breaker's yard sector with granulators and shredders for the different requirements of the companies operating in this field.

One or more granulator and shredder models can be identified for each type of scrap coming from the breaker's yard industry characterised by a cutting chamber suitable for the size of the piece to be ground.

The objective is that of obtaining a fine ground material to be reused in the plastic productive cycle and to reduce storage and transportation costs.

TREATED MATERIALS

The task of grinding and recovering scrap coming from this particular sector is entrusted to CMG granulators and shredders capable of reducing the following products:
  • Bumpers
  • Tanks
  • Expanded polyurethane
  • Rubber gaskets
  • Electric cables


APPLICATIONS AREAS

The main application sectors are:
  • Automotive industry