- June 6, 2021
-- EPS foam is perhaps the most common in everyday life: this white foam can be seen in cups for hot beverages, refrigerators, insulation, packaging, etc. The foam plastic consists of 96–98% air and 2–4% polystyrene. Granules are heated with steam in such a way that they are rapidly expanding (foaming) and forming a low-density block (in a special form).
Due to its technical properties such as low weight, rigidity, and formability, EPS can be used in a wide range of different applications. Its market value is likely to rise to more than US$15 billion by 2020.
Such a great demand for EPS products has created a threat to our environment. It is estimated that Americans alone throw away 25 billion polystyrene coffee cups a year — a lot, but not compared to the 100 billion plastic bags used annually by Americans. It will take hundreds and even thousands of years to degrade. EPS waste can cause great trouble when it leaks into the marine environment and pollutes water.
To reduce the pollution of EPS waste, GREENMAX has specially designed recycling machines, such as the APOLO series EPS compactor and MARS foam hot melting machine. Both of these two kinds of machines can smash and then compressor heat the numerous waste of EPS containers into blocks or ingots in order to make them easy to be stored and transported, which, as a result, can perfectly finish the most critical step of EPS recycling.
In recent years, although the total amount of EPS garbage has not decreased, the EPS recycling rate has been promoted by the application of efficient machines. we will continue to make effort for EPS recycling. Please visit https://www.greenmaxmachine.com.au/
for more information.