A diaper, also known as a nappy, is a disposable or reusable absorbent garment worn by infants or adults who are unable to control their bladder or bowel movements. Diapers consist of layers of absorbent materials such as cellulose, cotton, and superabsorbent polymers, which are sandwiched between a waterproof outer layer and a soft inner layer. A diaper shredder or granulator is a machine designed to break down used or unused diapers into smaller pieces or granules for recycling or disposal. Diaper shredders or granulators come in different sizes and capacities depending on the needs of the recycling facility.
The process of recycling diapers involves several steps, including sorting, shredding or granulating, and separating materials for further processing. Here is a brief overview of each step:
1. Sorting: Used diapers need to be sorted by type and material before processing. This is because different types of diapers may contain different materials that require separate processing.
2. Shredding or granulating: Once sorted, the diapers are shredded or granulated into smaller pieces. Diaper shredders or granulators use sharp blades or rotary cutters to break down the diapers into smaller pieces or granules.
3. Separating materials: After shredding or granulating, the different materials in the diapers need to be separated for further processing. This may involve using air classifiers, magnets, or other separation methods to isolate materials such as cellulose, superabsorbent polymers, and plastics.
4. Further processing: The separated materials can then be further processed for recycling or disposal. For example, the cellulose can be used as a soil amendment or fuel, while the plastics can be melted down and reused to make new products.
Recycling diapers is an important step in reducing waste and conserving natural resources. By using a diaper shredder or granulator, we can turn used or unused diapers into something new and useful. Additionally, recycling diapers can help reduce the amount of waste going to landfills, where they can take decades or even centuries to decompose. Contact PROSINO team to find your best diaper shredding solution.