Cardboard shredder

Makes even the biggest mountains of cardboard into molehills.

Every year around 10 million tonnes of cardboard and cardboard are produced in Germany for packaging purposes. In terms of recyclability, the industry is one of the pioneers: approx. 70% of all paper products are mostly made from waste paper. A paper fiber can be reused about seven times before it becomes unusable for paper and board making.

Reasons for volume reduction:

  • Reducing costs of transportation
  • Optimum compression of material for feeding to existing pressed-waste containers or baling presses
  • Shredding of material for conveyor belt feeding


Recycling of paper and cardboard is very important, economically and ecologically - because the more paper is recycled, the less newly felled wood has to be used for paper production.


Shredding cardboard boxes made easy - we have the right cardboard shredder for you

Before cartons are pressed into bales and then defibred, it is even more cost-efficient to reduce and shred the material in advance. This volume reduction step will be carried out in recycling companies as well as in recycling centers or cardboard and corrugated cardboard factories.

For these requirements, we´ve developed a special product line with our cardboard shredders EKZ and FKZ, which are available in several sizes. Likewise, the conception of the Erdwich systems is exactly matched to the downstream transport systems.

The EKZ has two shafts with independent drives: a fast-running breaking shaft and a slow-running feeding shaft. The feeding shaft feeds the carton to the breaking shaft, which shreds the cartons into the desired unit size. Even fruit crates, Styrofoam packaging and other types of packaging process the machines without any problem.

In addition to the standard configuration as a stand-alone machine with manual loading or conveyor belt loading, the carton shredder EKZ can also be installed in combination with press containers. With the fine cardboard shredder FKZ, the material can be sucked directly into existing conveyor systems.

We tear ourselves apart for your tasks. Use our proven Erdwich technology for your cardboard shredding applications. To get an idea of what we’re capable of, please see our case studies.

Now it’s your turn: we look forward to receiving your project enquiry!


Now it’s your turn: we look forward to receiving your project enquiry!