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Styrofoam Recycling Solution

Posted 20 Jun 2013 — by sales
Category Application

If you have tonnes of used styrofoam each week and are compacting it before sending it to landfill — you could be recycling it instead. There are several recyclers who take compacted  styrofoam; some like WES in Redcar and the Wales Environment Trust in Newport reprocess styrofoam into a clean pellet that can be used in applications like coat hangers, picture frames and replacement hardwood. Others, most notably Enviro in Grimsby who will take used fish boxes, export the compacted  styrofoam to the Far East where it is recycled and used in new products like disposable cameras and video cases.

If you have tonnes of un-compacted, used  styrofoam each week, some recyclers will install a compacter on your site and then take the compacted material for recycling. In all cases, the recycler will collect the compacted material if you have a large enough amount to make the journey economically viable and in some cases they will pay for the compacted  styrofoam.

Harden can offer complete solution to  styrofoam recycling.

1. Trays of  styrofoam are
compacted for shipment.

EPS Compactor for EPS recyclingcompacted eps

2. The compaction of  styrofoam allows for a reduction by 30-50 times the number of shipments needed to move the material.

transport EPS

3. The compacted blocks of  styrofoam are shredded into flakes in preparation for introduction into the pelletizing extruder.

Single Shaft Shredder

4. The shredded flakes of  styrofoam are converted back into the polystyrene pellet.

Single Screw Extruder


5. The  styrofoam pellets are mixed with additives and color in the compounding pelletizer line and re-pelletized prior to introduction into the profile lines for profile production.

Twin Screw Extruder

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