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


Plastic to Oil Machine Ideal for Power Generation in Developing Countries

Created by Shinko Tecnos Co., Ltd., this plastic to oil machine is used to make liquid fuel, combustible gas and carbonized products – all from waste plastics and products originating from crude oil. As such, these recycled energy resources are ideal for use in industries where energy is in high demand as well as for generation of power in developing countries.

In addition to waste plastics, this system can also treat the following: E-waste, Tire waste, Toner waste, Medical waste.

Shinko Tecnos. Co., Ltd. is leading the march in recycling renewable resources. The company is trying to educate the public on the enormous amount of waste we generate. Why throw trash away when we can recycle it for good use? Turning waste into fuel is at the heart of this technology.


Major Features and Advantages

I. Simple Operation

The machine’s concept is extremely simple, which makes it easy for machine operators and plant workers to understand. The machine is durable, too, making it difficult to be broken by operators. Maintenance is possible without needing a high level of technical expertise.




II. Cost and Energy Savings

Because the machine is so easy to operate, it does not take up limited resources. With such efficient operation, there is a marked decrease in the cost associated with running it due to low energy consumption.

III. High-Quality Production

Thanks to the high-quality production of heavy oil and light oil, the oils can be utilized for power generation. In addition, the machine can produce low tar oil, which decreases the possibility of burner nozzle clogging, often caused by high tar oil.

IV. Safety

Safety is ensured through the adoption of the following:

  •  Emergency stop system (forces stoppage of plant operation by filling nitrogen gas in times of emergency)
  • Forced cooling system (prevents process of thermal decomposition by decreasing the temperature with fresh air)
  • Gas burning system (detoxifies light gas through the process of burning)

This technology created and marketed by Shinko Tecnos Co., Ltd. aims to increase the re-use of waste and reduce energy costs at the same time. The result is a waste plastic to oil machine operated through the use of thermal decomposition technology.


Technology Data

Conceivable application

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.



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

<Photos of Implemented Plants>

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



(1) China (size 4500L), since 2015   





(2) Indonesia (size 1000L), since 2014







(3) Saudi Arabia (size 10L), since 2014





(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 Español 中文繁体字 , and also from the following;  (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.


Contact person


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Technology owners

Shinko Tecnos Co.,Ltd.