Mattress shredding

Due to their varying material structure, mattresses are difficult to shred and/or recycle. Which is why they are often simply thrown away rather than being put to any further profitable use.

Our powerful shredding solutions are specifically designed for this challenging task.

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Our shredders for mattresses

Shredding of mattresses, foam, etc.
Specific characteristics and challenges

The range of material structures and the steel content of sprung mattresses in particular constitute a major challenge when shredding mattresses. However, recycling the individual components is actually a lucrative business, not only because of the steel content we already mentioned, but also because shredded foams and covers make excellent alternative fuels further down the line.

Failing this, most mattresses end up with bulky waste and are permanently (and expensively) disposed of in landfills. Thus, tonnes of precious raw materials are wasted instead of being recycled in the appropriate processing plants.


Efficient solution for the single-phase shredding of mattresses

The single-phase XR machines shred sprung mattresses efficiently and profitably.

  • Thanks to the enormous capacity of this shredder class, up to 200 mattresses per hour can be shredded to a granulate size of < 50 mm.

  • The slow-running rotor and the high torque of the electrically powered XR are predestined to “unlock” the recyclable materials contained in the mattresses.

  • The cutting system was optimised to ensure that the mattresses cannot wrap themselves around the rotor. A downstream magnetic separator removes the metal parts from the granulate.

  • Because of their purity, they may then be sold on for a profit, for instance to scrap merchants.

The separated final products make an excellent, highly calorific fuel for cement works or thermal power plants.

Further materials

Further materials

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Pulper ropes

Pulper ropesaccumulate during the production of paper - or, more precisely, during the recycling of waste paper. Half of these so-called rejects generally consist of metal, which is why their processing is particularly arduous and challenging.

Pulper ropes

The generated plastic waste can be recycled through shredding, washing and subsequent generation of granulate to produce a recyclable material (for the recovery of materials or energetic utilisation).

Bulky waste

Bulky waste contains many different and valuable resources which can be recovered and reintroduced into the raw material cycle through good material preparation and the correct system technology.

Bulky waste
Residual waste

In 2019, almost 40 million tonnes of household waste were accumulated in Germany alone. This residential waste is collected and amongst other things sent for mechanical-biological waste treatment at the appropriate plants.

Residual waste
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