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EPS recycling can be addressed through GREENMAX to save transportation cost and storage space

 

In 1941, Dow scientist Ray McIntyre invented extruded polystyrene foam (Styrofoam), a light, waterproof material that was first used for making life rafts. Expanded polystyrene, shorten for EPS, is another, similar foam material that has found even more uses.
 


Because it is about 95 percent air, EPS is an excellent insulator. That's why it is used in beer coolers and home insulation, and why the hot coffee in a polystyrene cup doesn't burn your fingers. Because it is light, EPS is ideal for creating buoyancy in life vests and rafts. Its lightness and malleability make it a good packing material, adding cushioning but little weight. Also, EPS doesn't react with other materials and is resistant to heat, so it has found wide use in the food industry in things like meat and poultry trays and the boxes that fast-food hamburgers are served in.
 


Unfortunately, when it comes to EPS recycling, some of the same qualities that make EPS unique and useful can also work against it. For example, its lightness means that it is hard to collect from curbside containers. Instead, it often blows away, becoming litter. Because it's bulky, it's difficult and expensive to transport.

 

 
Fortunately, solutions are available to address these problems. GREENMAX, a world renowned brand established in Los Angeles, can provide a total solution for EPS recycling. The recycling machines vary from EPS screw compactors to EPS thermal densifiers. Both of these two kinds of machines can smash and then compress or heat the EPS into blocks or ingots in order to make it easy to store and transport, so as to solve the problems mentioned above.
 


As EPS recycling supplier, GREENMAX has owned 10 years’ rich experience from team research and development, to engineers’ commissioning installation, from frequent trail and test, to continuous update. So we are waiting for you to join the recycling affair with us.