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Hasswell Polyurethane Foam Compactors On Stock

Hasswell made several units polyurethane foam compactors in warehouse. We can immediately send the polyurethane foam compactors to customers who place the order.

Polyurethane Foam Compactors

Polyurethane Foam Compactors

Application of Polyurethane Foam Compactors

Polyurethane foam compactor is mainly used in electric appliances recycling center that has tons of rigid PU foam from dissembled refrigerators. Another source of rigid PU foam is teared down workshops that made of sandwich panels.

Features of Polyurethane Foam Compactor

  • Compacted PU foam blocks by ratio of 16:1 to 20:1;
  • Achieves the capacity in the range of 200 kg/h to 500 kg/h;
  • Equip with a pre-crusher;
  • Cooling device so as to avoid polyurethane foam melting;
  • Nitrogen filling mouth. Dilution of flammable gas inside, meanwhile dissipation of heat;
  • Two exhaust ports. To exhaust flammable gas, which will hinder the PU foam forming;
  • Compacted foam will not bounce back;
  • Customization for options of different feeding length, width.
Before Compaction

Before Compaction

 

After Compaction

After Compaction

 

FOAM RECYCLING RATES CLIMB

Ensuring that recyclable materials are disposed of responsibly is a daily occurrence in most homes, organizations and school campuses. Polystyrene foam products can be some of the items recycled. The EPS Industry Alliance, an advocacy group for individuals and organizations within the expanded polystyrene (EPS) industry, recently released a statement noting that the rate of EPS foam recycling has continually increased over the last twenty-plus years.1 EPS is often mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam®, a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Company. Foam is the material that makes up the single-use foodservice items consumers prefer, such as hot beverage cups and take-away food containers. According to the EPS Industry Alliance, the rate of EPS recycling rose to 35 percent in the U.S. and Canada in 2013.1This figure represents a total 127.3 million pounds of post-commercial and post-consumer packaging, as well as post-industrial recovery foam that was processed and recycled over the last year.1This report confirms that the rate of recycling polystyrene foam is up roughly 5 percent year-after-year.1 The EPS Industry Alliance notes that consumer and commercial recycling represented a large amount of all recycled foam in 2013, stating, “When comparing rigid, durable polystyrene and other grade materials, EPS post-consumer and post-commercial recycling represent 47% of all post-use polystyrene recycled in the US and is one of the highest within the plastics family.”1 This increased rate reflects the continual growth of polystyrene foam recycling since 1991.1 One could relate the increased recycling rate of foam products to the influx of education regarding the properties of foam when compared to alternatives. For some consumers, there is still belief in the misconception that polystyrene foam is not a recyclable material, and that alternative single-use products are better for the environment. Several recent studies have proved that this is simply not true. Not only are foam items able to be recycled, they also require fewer resources to be produced than most alternatives. An article published by Christopher Bonanos of New York Magazine, notes, “It takes two and a half times as much energy to make a paper cup as it does to make a foam cup. Foam cups are also much lighter than paper cups, reducing the amount of fuel needed to ship them to the store and to cart them away as trash. Foam also produces a lot less manufacturing waste, because there are no paper offcuts to discard.”2 There is certainly more work to be done to educate individuals on the recyclability of polystyrene foam, but the increased rate of recycling within the U.S. and Canada would suggest that consumers are moving toward this understanding. Sources: 1. Recycling International, 2. New York Magazine

Waste To Waves Recycling Program Gives Foam A Second, Ocean-Friendlier Life

Holiday shopping is upon us, and whether they do it in the stores or online, Americans are going to buy an absurd number of appliances, electronics, gizmos and gadgets in the run-up to Christmas.

With those gifts will come millions of pounds of packaging. While the cardboard box encasing your flat screens and Vitamixes typically can be recycled, the protective packaging foam (commonly known as “styrofoam”) that keeps those goodies snug usually can’t. As a result, most foam ends up in a landfill or, even worse, in the ocean.

foam ocean

Michael Stewart, co-founder of Sustainable Surf (a San Francisco nonprofit), discovered this sad reality over years of participating in California beach clean ups. Tired of seeing this type of plastic trash in and around the ocean, Stewart and Sustainable Surf’s other co-founder Kevin Whilden started the Waste to Wavesprogram, which aims to recycle styrofoam packaging back into new products — most notably, surfboards. Continue reading

Curbside Foam Recycling Could Become Byproduct of Highland Park Effort

By Bob Susnjara

While foam recycling at a drop-off site in Highland Park has been deemed a success, the ultimate goal is for such a program to be accomplished with curbside collection, says the head of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County.

Highland Park officials announced Friday that 4,417 pounds of foam was collected for recycling in one year at the city’s firearms training center on Half Day Road. The effort was sponsored by the solid waste agency and two businesses involved in polystyrene foam food packaging, Dart Container Corp. and Pactiv LLC. Continue reading

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