Post consumer, contaminated plastics

Processing of contaminated post consumer plastics and synthetic materials is decidedly more complex than processing of clean, single origin or sorted synthetic materials. For example, due to its properties plastic materials became indispensable in the packaging industry. The annual consumption of synthetic materials only in Germany is about 12 million tons of plastics. Worldwide, around 200 - 250 million tons of plastics and synthetic materials are produced each year, which are worth recycling. Approximately 25% of these are used in Europe.

Plastic bags and packaging make up the largest part of synthetic material consumption, with 35 percent. Only in Germany, six billion plastic bags are used per year, and the average duration of usage does not even get to 30 minutes.

The important points to keep in mind for commercial high-quality recyclate are:

  • High throughput capacity, also for high-volume input materials such as film, foil and packaging materials
  • Energy-saving systems such as the WiPa DGS System or our low-maintenance and efficient washers
  • Gentle recycling processes
  • Low maintenance, operational and personnel costs


WiPa equipment for processing of fibres, nonwovens and textiles

  • Shredders - Shredding
  • Granulators - Size reduction
  • Continuously operating guillotines - Size reduction
  • Washers - Cleaning of Big Bags, for example
  • Dryers - Drying of synthetic materials
  • Plast Compactors, Agglomerators - Densification and production of agglomerates
  • WiPa DGS - Densification and production of granulates
  • Extruders - Pelletizing and production of granules
  • Screen changers - Filtration
  • Pulverizers - Micronization and production of powders