Foam Densification Technologies

Fast, efficient and sophisticated densification processes that reduce waste volume and prepares material for commercial reuse Product density increased by up to 90%.


Polystyrene Disposal : So whats the big problem ?

Polystyrene (EPS, styrofoam) is an excellent packaging material due to its insulating and protective properties. Unfortunately, once goods are delivered and opened polystyrene then becomes a waste material that companies must pay to dispose of. Large, bulky pieces of polystyrene can take up significant space in a waste skip which means the skip becomes full more quickly, requires emptying more frequently and thus increasing costs.– therefore more cost.It is conservatively estimated that hundreds of thousands of tons of waste polystyrene is produced and sent to landfill on an annual basis. This material is very lightweight compared to its volume so it is not hard to imagine how much precious landfill space is filled with tons and tons of polystyrene.

Problems disposing of Polystyrene (styrofoam)

The disposal of polystyrene waste is a major problem for many sectors of industry because the volume to weight ratio of the material is unfavorable for economic transportation after use. Despite the suitability of polystyrene for a wide variety of applications, organisations are faced with the growing problem of finding alternative methods of disposing of large volumes of waste packaging. Disposing of Polystyrene has the following drawbacks:

Boxes and packaging can take up large volumes of storage space prior to removal.

  • Fish/Meat packaging is contaminated with blood, fluids etc and so can be a health hazard and attract vermin when in storage prior to removal.
  • Skip hire or running costs of disposal trucks are very high.
  • Because boxes and packaging take up a lot of space transport lorries or skips are filled very quickly.
  • High landfill charges make disposal expensive and bad for the environment

Selecting the most suitable technology

In a world of high demand and mass production, opportunities to recycle and reduce waste are too often wasted.Brentwood has selected a range of foam densifier technologies that reduce waste and produce a product that can be redirected into a production process. These necessity based solution are purpose build answers to a global problem and the results are outstanding.Foam densifiers increase product density by up to 95% producing a product that can be remelted and remoulded for new commercial use. Production requirements, desired input or put products and variations in user interaction, are all manageable variables within Brentwood’s range of polystyrene recyclers. Our range includes:

Avangard Innovative Thermal Densification

This range of machines are suitable only for EPS, EPE and EPP pure input material and implement a thermal densification process providing 90% densification ratio. The machines have a high production rate and requires an operator for loading material. Fast and efficient, this range of machines will save you time and money.

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Avangard Innovative Cold Densification

These machines are primarily for EPS material of an impure nature. Contaminates may include plastic fragments and packaging labels which will impeed the application of a thermal processes. These hand fed machines require an operator and allows for a large product input size. The distinct advantage of Cold Densification is the ability to process impure material with speed and efficiency.

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Can I Rent/Lease a Foam Densifier?

 If a capital purchase doesn’t seem right for you, why not consider a long term rental / lease. As part of the distribution agreement with Brentwood Recycling Systems, long term rental / lease machines are be available in selected models. What better way to assertaint the suitability and reliability of these class leading machines?