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Global Plastic Shredders Market by Type (Single-Shaft, Two-Shaft, Four-Shaft, Others), By Application (Plastic Sheet Shredding, Plastic Pipe Shredding, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Plastic Shredders Market by Type (Single-Shaft, Two-Shaft, Four-Shaft, Others), By Application (Plastic Sheet Shredding, Plastic Pipe Shredding, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 156918 3300 Machinery & Equipment 377 235 Pages 5 (47)

Market Overview:

The global plastic shredders market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for recycled plastics and rising awareness about environment-friendly alternatives for waste management. Based on type, the global plastic shredders market is segmented into single-shaft, two-shaft, four-shaft, and others. The single-shaft segment is expected to account for the largest share of the market in 2018 owing to its low cost and easy installation. However, the two-shaft segment is projected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period as it offers better performance than single shaft shredders. Based on application,the global plastic shreddersmarketis divided intoplastic sheet shredding, plastic pipe shreddingand others (including film scrap recycling and postconsumer product recycling).

Global Plastic Shredders Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A plastic shredder is a machine that breaks down large pieces of plastic into smaller, more manageable pieces. This can be done for recycling purposes, or to simply make the plastic easier to store or transport.


Single-shaft or single-walled shaft is a type of gear reduction system that has only one gear tooth driving the output. The single-shaft design offers high torque and speed to the drive train, which makes it ideal for applications that require heavy shredding such as waste paper and cardboard.


The two-shaft system is a method of driving a single shaft machine tool that has two power sources, usually electric motors. The main advantage of the two-shaft system is high productivity and flexibility in manufacturing operations.

The key driver for the growth of this market is increasing demand for plastic shredders from various sectors such as food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, electronics recycling and others which require high accuracy while operating at higher speeds.

Application Insights:

Plastic sheet shredding dominated the global market in 2017. It is projected to expand at a CAGR of XX% over the forecast period owing to its advantages, such as low cost and easy operation. Plastic sheeting is used for roofing, wall lining, insulation and waterproofing in buildings along with other applications such as marine protection and industrial useage.

The others segment includes waste paper shreddeds etc., which accounted for a revenue share of 15% in 2017 owing to its environmental benefits over conventional disposal methods including landfilling or incineration with toxic fumes generation reduction etc. The others segment is expected to witness significant growth due largelyto increased recycling activities globally coupled with rising awareness regardingwaste management practices especially across developing countries like India China Indonesia Thailand etc.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The growth of this region can be attributed to rising disposable income, increasing population, and growing demand for plastic products. China is a major contributor to regional growth owing to its large manufacturing sector. India also contributes significantly towards regional growth due to rapid industrialization and urbanization resulting in increased spending on construction activities.

The North America market was valued at USD X million in 2017 owing with high production volume of shredders along with their exports from U.S., Canada, and Mexico for domestic use as well as international sale across countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Chile among others are driving the industry expansion over this region during the forecast period  8 .

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand from the packaging industry for recycled plastic pellets as a raw material is expected to drive the growth of the global plastic shredders market during the forecast period.
  • The increasing use of plastics in various end-use industries is also projected to fuel the demand for plastic shredders over the next few years.
  • Growing awareness about environment conservation and its benefits is anticipated to boost the growth of this market in near future.
  • Rising concerns over safety and security are likely to propel demand for advanced and high-quality plastic shredders in coming years.
  • Technological advancements in terms of design, performance, and efficiency are expected to create new opportunities for players operating in this market during forecast period

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Plastic Shredders Market Research Report

By Type

Single-Shaft, Two-Shaft, Four-Shaft, Others

By Application

Plastic Sheet Shredding, Plastic Pipe Shredding, Others

By Companies

WEIMA, Untha, Franklin Miller, Rotogran, CM Shredders, Cumberland (ACS Group), Shred-Tech, Hosokawa Polymer Systems, SSI Shredding Systems, Vecoplan, Panchal Plastic, Amey Engineers

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Plastic Shredders Market Report Segments:

The global Plastic Shredders market is segmented on the basis of:


Single-Shaft, Two-Shaft, Four-Shaft, Others

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Plastic Sheet Shredding, Plastic Pipe Shredding, Others

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. WEIMA
  2. Untha
  3. Franklin Miller
  4. Rotogran
  5. CM Shredders
  6. Cumberland (ACS Group)
  7. Shred-Tech
  8. Hosokawa Polymer Systems
  9. SSI Shredding Systems
  10. Vecoplan
  11. Panchal Plastic
  12. Amey Engineers

Global Plastic Shredders Market Overview

Highlights of The Plastic Shredders Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Single-Shaft
    2. Two-Shaft
    3. Four-Shaft
    4. Others
  1. By Application:

    1. Plastic Sheet Shredding
    2. Plastic Pipe Shredding
    3. Others
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Plastic Shredders Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Plastic Shredders Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

A plastic shredder is a machine that cuts or breaks down large pieces of plastic into smaller pieces.

Some of the major companies in the plastic shredders market are WEIMA, Untha, Franklin Miller, Rotogran, CM Shredders, Cumberland (ACS Group), Shred-Tech, Hosokawa Polymer Systems, SSI Shredding Systems, Vecoplan, Panchal Plastic, Amey Engineers.

The plastic shredders market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Plastic Shredders Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Plastic Shredders Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Plastic Shredders Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Plastic Shredders Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Plastic Shredders Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Plastic Shredders Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Plastic Shredders Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Plastic Shredders Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Single-Shaft
      5.3.2. Two-Shaft
      5.3.3. Four-Shaft
      5.3.4. Others
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Plastic Shredders Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Plastic Sheet Shredding
      6.3.2. Plastic Pipe Shredding
      6.3.3. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Plastic Shredders Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Plastic Shredders Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Plastic Shredders Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Plastic Shredders Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Plastic Sheet Shredding
      9.4.2. Plastic Pipe Shredding
      9.4.3. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Single-Shaft
      9.7.2. Two-Shaft
      9.7.3. Four-Shaft
      9.7.4. Others
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Plastic Shredders Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Plastic Shredders Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Plastic Sheet Shredding
      10.4.2. Plastic Pipe Shredding
      10.4.3. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Single-Shaft
      10.7.2. Two-Shaft
      10.7.3. Four-Shaft
      10.7.4. Others
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Plastic Shredders Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Plastic Shredders Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Plastic Sheet Shredding
      11.4.2. Plastic Pipe Shredding
      11.4.3. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Single-Shaft
      11.7.2. Two-Shaft
      11.7.3. Four-Shaft
      11.7.4. Others
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projectionsby Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Plastic Shredders Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Plastic Shredders Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Plastic Sheet Shredding
      12.4.2. Plastic Pipe Shredding
      12.4.3. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Single-Shaft
      12.7.2. Two-Shaft
      12.7.3. Four-Shaft
      12.7.4. Others
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Plastic Shredders Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Plastic Shredders Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Plastic Sheet Shredding
      13.4.2. Plastic Pipe Shredding
      13.4.3. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Plastic Shredders Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Single-Shaft
      13.7.2. Two-Shaft
      13.7.3. Four-Shaft
      13.7.4. Others
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Plastic Shredders Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Plastic Shredders Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Plastic Shredders Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Plastic Shredders Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. WEIMA Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Untha Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Franklin Miller Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Rotogran Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. CM Shredders Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Cumberland (ACS Group) Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Shred-Tech Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Hosokawa Polymer Systems Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. SSI Shredding Systems Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Vecoplan Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. Panchal Plastic Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. Amey Engineers Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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