A Fines Recycling System

XTS Compactor

The XTS Compactor is a fines recycling system for the powder coatings industry, our machine has been designed to effectively reduce waste by compacting fines and reintroducing them to the mill as reusable chips.

Xtrutech’s Compactor aims to tackle waste by recycling between 2%-10% of powder coating fines, offering a product yield of up to 99.5%.

The XTS Compactor is invisible to the plant, it sits in line with the mill and only compacts when it is given material. Fines are sent to the compactor via a diverter valve connected to the baghouse, they are fed between two large rolls to be compacted into a sheet, which is then broken into chips by the breaker unit.

Xtrutech’s Compactor provides a discreet and effective solution to fines waste, offering measurable cost savings, increased efficiency, and improved sustainability.

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A Fines Recycling System

•Standard height is 2700mm including diverter valve (not pictured).

•Discharge Height is 498mm.

•Adjustable settings to ensure the chips remain at the desired size.

•The Clean in Place System (CIP) helps to reduce dust and to clean the machine in-between batches.

•The diverter valve is activated if the compactor isn’t running so the mill remains unaffected.

•Ideally suited to recycling batches sizes of 3,000kgs and above.

•The compactor can be run offline and multiple machines can be installed on one large line if required.

•Chips can be fed back into the extruder for full reprocessing, this helps to increase the output due to their bulk density.

•The breaker unit.


Typically, between 2% and 10% of fines are produced during powder coating production, either in the bag house or 2nd cyclone. This means during a 5000kg batch which produces 3% fines, approximately 150kgs of raw material is lost. If we estimate the cost of raw materials at £3.50 per kg this equals a £525 deficit in every batch!

Xtrutech’s Compactor aims to tackle waste by recycling the 2%-10% of fines produced, offering a product yield of up to 99.5%.

How does this work? The first 1,000 kgs through the mill produce 30kgs of fines which are used to clean the bag house or cyclone, they will be contaminated but can be compacted and used in other products. As a result, approximately *£420 can be saved on every 5000kg batch. *£3.50 x 120kgs = £420.

The compactor has a typical output of 28kg/hr which is dependent on the particle size of the fines, the formulations, and post additive content. Under the correct conditions the XTS compactor has demonstrated outputs of 40kg/hr.

For more information and to discover if our compactor is right for you, contact our sales team via or call us on +44 (0)1782 621 122.