Foam Equipment's Blog

EPS Densifier vs. EPS compactor

Posted by Phil Plotts

Densifiers vs. Compactors, what's the difference in the name.  In my opinion, it is just semantics!  Most of the sellers of EPS melting machines refer to their equipment as densifiers or thermal densifiers.  It seems many of the manufactures of EPS cold compression systems with screw augers use the term compactors and the sellers of hydraulically driven systems use both densifier or compactor.  In the end, all three types of systems, screw, hydraulic and thermal reduce the light weight foam material into dense logs, bricks or patties.  All three types of equipment densify and compress so a densifier is a compactor and vise versa.
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Topics: densifier, EPS compactor, styrofoam compactor, sytrofoam densifier

How to Reduce “Waste” Costs and profit by recycling Styrofoam!

Posted by Chad Plotts

Reducing foam packaging is an economical way to reduce waste costs. 


Expandable polystyrene and other foam plastics are 98% air making them very bulky in comparison to their weight. The high volume fills dumpsters quickly, leading to higher waste disposal costs.  Foam Compactors reduce the volume of expanded foam products, and in turn, less fees are incurred through reduction.  Also a benefit, compacted foam products can be shipped economically to a recycling location.  Compacting foam plastics can save thousands in unnecessary waste costs!

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Topics: styrofoam recycling, EPS compactor, eps recycling, styrofoam densifier

EPS and Styrofoam is recyclable

Posted by Phil Plotts

There is an excellent article posted today on the Plastics Today website pointing out two important facts, EPS packaging is recyclable and EPS packaging is a small component in our landfills and solid waste stream. 

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Topics: recycle styrofoam, styrofoam recycling, EPS compactor, eps recycling

Have you put off buying your foam compactor?

Posted by Doug Malawey

Have you been watching the Euro?

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Topics: recycle styrofoam, EPS compactor, Economy

Styrofoam Recycling

Posted by Jeff Knapp

There is a misconception that Styrofoam TM (Expandable PolyStyrene or EPS) is not recyclable and that is wrong.  EPS recycling is growing stronger every day.  Styrofoam TM or EPS is the number "6" recycling plastic and it must be reduced or compacted to make it feasible to ship to a plastics recycler.  It has become a coveted raw material for recyclers and they are discovering a wide range of markets for it.  

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Topics: styrofoam, compactor, styrofoam recycling, recycling plastic, eps foam, EPS compactor, screw compactor, recyclers