DIN Level 2 & 3 Shredding
PROSHRED® Seattle mobile shred trucks produce a hybrid shred level of DIN P-2/P-3 using a cross-cut method. This method does not create perfect strips, but rather a shred size that cuts a piece of 8.5”X11” paper into over 195 particles. This DIN P-2/P-3 shred size is known as a “hybrid” because it creates shreds with a width that is reliably 5/8th of an inch, which is P-3, but the length can be as long as 1 or 2 inches, which is P-2.
This level of shredding security is most commonly used by businesses, financial institutions, and other organizations. Because the shred size is so small and the paper is immediately taken to a paper recycling facility to be made into new paper products, there is very minimal security risk using this method. However, we routinely get requests from government and military agencies needing a higher level of security just to cover their bases, and that is where Level P-4 shredding is useful.
DIN Level 4 Shredding
A DIN Level P-4 shred size means that a sheet of paper measuring 8.5”X11” will be pulverized into nearly 400 separate particles, similar to a confetti. This is the smallest shred size that can be achieved with a cross-cut shredder, and it is this shred size that PROSHRED® Seattle now has the technology to accommodate.
With our newest mobile shredding truck we can produce Level P-3 shredding and then, with the flip of a switch, produce Level P-4 shredding. If DIN Level P-4 Shredding is important to you, please request our high security shredding truck when you call for a shredding appointment. PROSHRED® Seattle is equipped to handle customer requests for having all or a portion of their shredding done at a high security level.