Suitable for even the most challenging waste streams

Made in Finland with 50 years company history "The TANA Shark 440DT" can shred anything but steel, stones and concrete. It is particularly good for RDF/SRF production and cost-efficient treatment of tires, ragger wire, plastics, mattresses and C&D waste. The versatility means that one TANA Shark can replace two or even three machines in your process.

Solving the hard problems in our ever changing waste environment

With the Shark’s shredding power and the over-band magnet, you can better separate materials for recycling and reuse, providing extra options resulting in a higher-quality end-product, as the machine with its built-in screen produces a homogenous particle size even in one pass. Once shredded, the material takes up less space in storage and transportation, saving money and time.

With a removable rotor screen, the shredder facilitates full control over particle size from 100 to 200 millimetres with low operational cost (50m on request).

This enables time and cost savings as it is possible to perform shredding in just one pass.

With the Tana Shark, it takes only 10 minutes to add or remove screen sizes.

While shredders were historically designed for narrow, specific applications, as requirements and processes are constantly changing, Tana designed its Shark shredders to be as multi-purpose as possible.

Recycling Applications

End-of-Life Tyres

End-of-life tyres and waste tyres for cars, trucks, aircraft and heavy-duty vehicles are among the most problematic and difficult waste types to recycle. TANA high-torque shredders make it possible to shred tyres to a very homogeneous 80 mm (3″) particle size in just one pass and separate most of the metals during the shredding process.


Mattresses are usually considered a nightmare in the waste management industry. Mattresses cannot be easily compacted in the landfill, and springs are difficult for most shredders. For low-revving and high-torque TANA Shark shredders, however, mattresses are an easy task

C&D waste

The characteristics of construction and demolition waste include both easily recyclable and disposable materials. Separating valuable ferrous materials is easy with the TANA shredder.

Cables & wires

Cables may be long, flexible, winding and hard, they may hide valuable metals in them like copper, they may be sticky and soft. In extreme cases, separating valuable metals from the cables without a shredder with high torque like TANA Shark can be almost impossible task.


Plastic waste is not all the same; PET/PETE from beverage bottles, HDPE from containers, pipes and building materials, PVC from blumping pipes, medical waste and toys, LDPE from wrapping, PP&PS from packaging and construction etc. The list goes on! Plastic is everywhere and in everything, which makes it a complex waste to deal with.

C&I waste

Commercial and industrial waste typically contains different kinds of packaging materials, like hard and soft plastics, cardboard, paper, wires, paper rolls, containers, aluminium, gypsum or any reject from production line of a manufacturing process, sand paper for instance

Waste wood

Certain types of waste wood such as railway sleepers require an efficient shredder with a tolerance for metal nails, bolts and bars.

Ragger wire

TANA 440 series shredders are a proven solution for shredding of ragger wire. It is a demanding operation for the shredder and for the operator loading it.