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Shredded Paper Balers - Compacting Know-How

As a result of data protection and fraud prevention most businesses now shred all unnecessary paperwork. Shredded paper is a relatively new waste stream and although it is small and messy it can be baled and recycled. The graphics industry has dealt with this problem for much longer.

Shredded paper and paper off cuts from the graphic industry are often compacted and tied into neat bales. It makes the material easy to handle and transport and leaves the floors tidy. For an extra tight grip of the bale of small paper fractions, some of our balers have a cross-binding function.

Compaction ratio: 4:1-7:1                          Bale weight: 50-70 kg

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So which baler would suit your business? Have a look at our recommendations below;

  • Orwak Flex 5010-E Baler

    The 5010-E Baler has a small footprint but plenty of power. Top-loading makes this unit versatile, convenient and fast. The Baler can be installed in virtually any location, and is extremely easy to operate.

    A trolley is supplied with every 5010-E Baler, meaning easy to move bales when lifting gear isn’t available on site.

    Examples of Waste Streams:

    Paper, Cardboard, Paper Sacks, Shrink Wrap, Plastic bags, Metal straps, Plastic Straps, and much more.

    Bale Weight:    Cardboard up to 60kg    Plastic up to 80kg

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  • Orwak Multi 5070 Baler

    The Multi 5070 Baler is the smaller version of our 9020. Therefore, you don’t need huge quantities of waste to put an ‘electronic sorting station’ in place!

    This unit enables you to deal with multiple waste streams at the same time, and extra chambers can be added when needed. Our innovative two-handed apron operation makes this the SAFEST SMALL MULTIPLE CHAMBER BALER IN THE WORLD!

    This unit comes with a Bale Trolley to easily move your baled waste, ideal if your premises doesn’t have lifting equipment.

    Press force: 3 ton

    Bale weight:   Cardboard up to 50 kg     Plastic up to 80 kg

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  • 9020 baler

    Orwak Multi 9020 Baler

    The Multi 9020 Baler is a top-loading, multi chamber solution that forms a mini recycling point. By using one chamber for each waste stream, it is easy to sort and baler materials at source.

    Our recent innovation has made the 9020 Baler THE SAFEST MULTI-CHAMBER BALER IN THE WORLD TODAY. Over the last 3 years we have developed a new braking system to eliminate unnecessary injuries, working in conjunction with the HSE. Go to our link at for more details.

    9020 brakes 9020 mod

    Press force: 20 tonne

    Bale weight:    Cardboard up to 200 kg     Plastic up to 300 kg

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    Brickman 300

    The Brickman 300 is available in several options dependent on material. Creating briquettes from vast amounts of waste, no binding is required and can be fed while running. The capacity is up to an impressive 300kg per hour!

    The first version is ideally for cardboard. With compaction pressure of up to 500kg/cm2.

    Alternatively, another version available is for aluminium cans and shredded paper – due to the extension on the press cylinder and automatic greasing of the press plate.

    The third is for PET bottles and plastic containers. Reinforced press chamber, press plate and cutting blades makes this a particularly  sturdy version.

    Hopper: 0.75 m3      Press Force: 25 tonne

    Cardboard 250 kg per hour
    PET bottles 170kg per hour
    Aluminium 300kg per hour
    Shredded paper 300kg per hour