Recycling Equipment Manufacturers
If you want to purchase equipment for EPS recycling, AFPR can help. Below is a comprehensive list of corporations that manufacture recycling equipment for EPS and other recyclable products. If you cannot find what you are looking for or need further assistance, please contact EPS-IA.
Foam Equipment & Consulting
10725 Indian Head Industrial Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63132- 1101
Foam Equipment & Consulting Co. offer the HEGER line of grinding and compacting equipment. The HEGER lineup includes prebreakers, fine grinders, dedusting systems, mixing and metering equipment. HEGER is also a major producer of compacting equipment for EPS, EPE, and EPP foams. HEGER currently manufacturers three compactor sizes along with a wide array of prebreakers and accessories. Most components are modular making custom configurations to meet consumer requirements easy.
One of the barriers for recycling foam packaging and insulation is the light weight of the material making transporting to a recycling center prohibitively expensive. HEGER compactors safely reduce the volume of lightweight foam materials into dense, shippable logs which can be loaded to the legal weight limits. HEGER EPS compactors use no heaters, produce no fumes and use no hydraulics.
A new series of compactors for foam materials has been developed by HEGER GmbH which are capable of compressing a wider range of foam materials. The new series machines can compress EPS, XPS, and Styrofoam as well as ARCEL (co-polymer), PE (polyethylene) foams and PP (polypropylene) foam.
Foam Equipment & Consulting Co. provides sales, service, training, and parts.
Hirsch Americas, LTD
90-F Glenda Trace
Newnan, GA 30265
HIRSCH Star Mix
HIRSCH Screw Mix
DK 3400 Hillerod
KBM is specialized within the foam industry and manufactures recycling systems that enable the EPS and EPP industry to reuse as much as possible in their production. KBM offers a wide range of recycling systems that can manage 140 - 1400 cubic feet per hour of recycled EPS. They also offer a unique granulation process which brings the material down to the individual bead with a minimum of dust. This optimizes the reuse of EPS products and with precise mixing systems like STYROMIX and STYROMETER it is possible to accurately control the mixing/metering to reuse even more.
For non-EPS-manufacturing locations KBM offers the StyroPactor compactors and StyroCrusher crushers. KBM StyroPactor will accept wet or dry material and can also be used as a crusher. Because it is non-corrosive it can be used in extreme environments and can take contaminated material such as EPS seafood packaging. Since it is filled vertically, Styropactor can accept pieces of any length. And, because they are mobile they can be used in any fish processing industry, supermarket, department store, etc. The volume is highly reduced resulting in minimized handling and transportation costs. Available in more sizes with capacities from 15 to 90 kg/hour (33 – 200 pounds per hour).
The StyroCrusher crushes the EPS in bags of almost any size and the EPS can easily be shipped to a location where it can be recycles as EPS – e.g. in a KBM recycling system by an EPS manufacturer.
KBM also has a large program of other products for the EPS/EPP/EPE industry: Injektorking Vario fillguns, Styromix / Styrometer mixing systems, Dustcompactors, Styrosilo storage silos etc. All optimized to be used with recycled materials.
1779 Pilgrim Road
Plymouth, WI 53073
For block molding, Kurtz offers the KDG 20 or KDG 40 (Kurtz Dustless Grinder), either 20 or 40 cubic meters per hour throughput, or roughly 700 and 1,400 cubic feet per hour. Also offered is a Mix & Meter Station for blockmold fill silo.
For shape molding, there are a range of products offered through Kurtz’s affiliate company, CK Teknik. The recycling system includes a pre-breaker, mill, deduster, four-fold filter station and various silos and accept EPS, EPP and EPE. The Mix & Meter Station is also available.
418 Falmouth Avenue
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
Phone: 201- 475-5000
RecycleTech Corporation is an innovation-driven company utilizing the latest technology to provide solutions for recycling, waste reduction, and energy efficiency.
RecycleTech Corp. has designed Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Densifying machines utilizing high volume extrusion technology. EPS scrap is placed into the hopper of the machine where it is crushed into small chunks, and then the pieces drop into an auger/screw where the material is heated and extruded into an ingot for collection. The process is safe, clean and does not emit harmful emissions.
We aim to become a recognized leader in the field by providing innov
ative, safe, cutting edge products and services for the world.
127 N Water Street, PO Box 296
Hopkins, Michigan, 49328
Intl. Direct Line 269-793-3420
Bright Technologies, specialty equipment div. of Sebright Products, Inc. has developed a line of EPS Densifiers for volumes from 100 lbs. per hour to 1200 lbs. per hour, producing truckloads of 40,000 lbs. for optimum efficiency. Our equipment is designed, manufactured, installed, and serviced factory direct right here in the United States. The original EPS Densifier, placed in 1995, is still in use today.
Complete design services specific to your site when needed and ancillary systems from pre-breakers to bag houses with full integration with your existing systems are all available. No heat is used to reduce pentane gas dangers, just 190,000 lbs. of pressure applied until all air has been removed and there is no remaining memory. This creates a solid block of PS with densities of 17 to 22 lbs. per cubic foot and it doesn’t matter whether you start with EPS dust or small chunks of EPS.
To increase recycling of EPS in the United States, there are numerous programs utilized to place equipment wherever volume permits and the foam can be sold to manufacturers using the densified EPS Foam in products like composite or plastic lumber used for longer lasting, weather resistant outdoor decks or fencing, drain field aggregate substitute or drainage tile blankets used for increased drainage under roads and highways, and it is even used for hard jewel cases for CDs and DVDs.
This extremely resilient building and packing material does not need to end up in your local landfill after its original use. Bright Technologies EPS Densification equipment is the most reliable long term investment in EPS recycling you can make. For a quick view of the equipment in use, see www.densifiervideo.com and link to our website for contact info!