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Plastic recycling: Plastic changing to oil machine (BP-2000N/5000N)

Plastic recycling: Plastic changing to oil machine (BP-2000N/5000N)

Shinko Tecnos Co.,Ltd.



Conceivable applications

Our thermal decomposition plant, so-called 'plastic to oil machine', is used to manufacture liquid fuel, combustible gas, and carbonized products from waste plastics and crude-oil derived products.

These produced (recycled) energy resources can be distributed to energy demanded industries or any other purposes that requires power generation in developing countries.

Recent trend shows that there are growing needs from our customers to install our system to treat not only waste plastics but also E-waste, waste tire, waste toner and medical waste.

Competitive advantage

Simple machine operation
Concept of our machine is simple so that it is very easy for plant workers to understand and operate. Our machine is very simple but it is hard to be broken. Maintenance can be conducted without high level technical expertise. High level safety is maintained by adopting emergency stop system, forced cooling system and gas burning system.

Cost and energy saving machine
Because of the reasons mentioned in 'Performance' Section below, our machine can be operated efficiently by reducing the running cost and energy consumption of plant machine operation.

High quality production of heavy and light oil
Heavy oil and light oil generated by our plant machine can be used for power generation.

Technology Data

Technology data


Batch process system
BP-2000N/5000N (Plastic to oil machine), is a batch process system so that it can be utilized for multiple purposes such as treatment of waste plastics, waste tires, waste fishing nets, medical wastes, and precious metal recovery from cellular phones. Also, our plant can treat chlorine-based and halogen-based hazardous substances. It is important to note that time to complete the decomposition process from waste plastics to oil is about 5-6 hours (Depending on the quality of waste plastics, it may take longer to complete the process).

Low tar oil production
High tar oil often causes usage issues for end-users (i.e. clogging of burner nozzle) so low tar oil production is highly regarded. With our plant machine, low tar oil can be produced by selecting a suitable catalyst based on what type of wastes to be treated.

Cost reduction and energy efficiency
Because our plant can be operated with a low fuel consumption, and liquid fuel produced is used as a heat source for the system, it is possible to effectively reduce running cost and energy consumption.

Two step gas cooling system
By utilizing two step gas cooling system, light oil and heavy oil can be recovered separately. During the liquidation stage for gas generated by thermal decomposition, heavy oil is extracted in the first step and light oil is extracted in the second step.

High level safety is achieved by adopting the following systems: 1). emergency stop system, which forces to stop the plant operation by filling nitrogen gas when in emergency, 2). forced cooling system, which prevents process of thermal decomposition by reducing the temperature of oven and catalyst layer with fresh air, and 3). gas burning system, which detoxify light gas (i.e. gas residue after thermal decomposition) by gas burning.

Technical maturity Past record of introduction

Year Waste input Product output Size
2003 Use for experiment Use for experiment 20 Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
2004 Urethane Reclaimed oil 60 Tokyo, Japan
2004 Wood Charcoal/
Wood vinegar
80 Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
2005 Waste oil Reformate 25 Qingdao, China
2006 Waste plastics Reclaimed oil 30 Chiba Prefecture, Japan
2006 Waste oil Reformate 70 Hokkaido, Japan
2006 Waste plastic/oil Reclaimed oil/
70 Hokkaido, Japan
2006 Waste plastic/oil Reclaimed oil/
3000 Osaka City, Japan
2006 Waste oil Reformate 4000 Ehime Prefecture, Japan
2006 Bamboo Bamboo coal/
Bamboo vinegar
200 Osaka City, Japan
2006 Mobile phone Reclaimed oil/
Valuable residues
200 Tokyo, Japan
2007 Waste plastic Reclaimed oil 2000 Fukui Prefecture, Japan
2007 Waste oil Reformate 200 Tokyo, Japan
2008 Waste toner Reformate 2500 Osaka City, Japan
2008 Waste oil Reformate 70 Tokyo, Japan
2009 Waste tire/
Electric wire
Reclaimed oil/
Steel wire
5000 x 2 Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
2010 Waste plastic Reclaimed oil 1000 Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
2012 Use for experiment Use for experiment 10 Yogyakarta Indonesia
2013 Waste plastic/
Hospital waste
Reclaimed oil 5000 Shimane Prefecture, Japan
2014 Use for experiment Use for experiment 10 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

<Photos of Implemented Plants>

(1) China (size 4500L), since 2015   

1_Plastic-Changing-to-Oil-Machine_Indonesia-1000L   インドネシア加水分解装置_small
(2) Indonesia (size 1000L), since 2014

1_Plastic-Changing-to-Oil-Machine_SaudiArabia-10L(1)   1_Plastic-Changing-to-Oil-Machine_SaudiArabia-10L(2)   1_Plastic-Changing-to-Oil-Machine_SaudiArabia-10L(3)
(3) Saudi Arabia (size 10L), since 2014

1_Plastic-Changing-to-Oil-Machine_Vietnam-5000L   1_Plastic-Changing-to-Oil-Machine_Vietnam-5000L(2)
(4) Vietnam (size 5000L), since 2013

Shinko Tecnos’ technologies are also featured on the website of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). The further details can be found in English[別窓] Español[別窓] 中文繁体字[別窓] , and also from the following;[別窓]  (English, 2016).

Conceivable risk

If the plant machine is not operated properly, there is risk of loss and damage from fire.

Information on patent related to this technology

2004-182961: Waste plastic changing to oil machine by using thermal decomposition technology.
2010-222547: High polymer waste changing to oil plant.

Company Data

Company data

Name Shinko Tecnos Co., Ltd.
Address 1-1-20 Masumida Ichinomiya Aichi, 491-0043, Japan
Capital 30,000,000 JPY
Contact person Kentaro NAGASAWA
Tel.: +81-586-28-9461
Mob.: +81-90-7237-1370
Number of employees 12
Date of company foundation October 1996
The type of business Engineering of recycling and waste treatment plants.


International operation

Number of employees for international operation(including overseas operation, if any) 4
Overseas offices City , Country Name of company
Shanghai, China Shanghai tekunuo huabao shebei youxiangongsi
Jakarta, Indonesia Shinko Teknik Indonesia



Modality of business transaction

We are looking for local partners for setting up, commissioning and trial operation of our plant machine. We would send a supervisor from Japan to local plant site. In return, we would ask local partners to send their workers to the plant site. Eventually, we would like our local partners to operate and manage the plant site and also do the maintenance work for us.


Schematic illustration of the technology

tech_db_228Flow diagram of BP-2000N/5000N (Plastic to Oil Machine)

Registered Category

  • Low carbon & energy conservation : Renewable energy
  • Waste treatment & management : Recycling of plastics / Municipal solid waste / Industrial waste / Medical waste