Granulators at HGR Industrial Surplus

Close Up of a GranulatorHGR has over 20 thousand items in stock currently and our featured products are used granulators in our plastics category. Here is little info about granulators if you aren’t familiar. 

Plastic granulators are machines that are used for size reduction, which is an important part of plastic recycling. Plastic granulators have the ability to break down plastics like plastic bottles, crates, and films into small pieces called “regrinds” or “flakes”. Some cases, it’s the only step required before being reused in manufacturing new plastic products. Recycling of plastic scrap requires much more resources in sorting and separation, size reduction, washing, and pelletizing.

Granulators come in many sizes and shapes designed to granulate specific parts or plastic chunks. The granulator may be integrated into the extrusion system, grinding edge trim for recycling to the extruder. Using an air conveying system, the edge trim is fed into a suction nozzle, where it is conveyed to a chipper or small granulator that cuts the trim into flake and conveys it to a hopper to be reintroduced into the extruder. Some plants use a separate process where scrap (start-up waste, off-spec parts, start-up parts) is taken and reduced in size to chip. Black concentrate can be added to colored and/or natural products and extruded into a black product.

HGR has popular brands of granulators like ConAir, Polymer Systems, IMS, and Cumberland available for less money than buying new. HGR also offers a 30 day return policy on items that may not be in working order. Make sure you check back often too. There are truck loads of items coming in daily, so you never know what you may find. See our new arrivals to see the latest inventory. 

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