Recycle extruded polystyrene through a special machine from INTCO


Extruded polystyrene is a plastic used to make products from building materials to storage containers. The product can also be called XPS, and is also known as Styrofoam after the popular brand version of the material. Depending on the application, extruded polystyrene may take the form of a dense foam or a more solid plastic material.

Extruded polystyrene is used to make a variety of different products, including household and industrial products. It can be molded into a transport container for electronic products, or chopped to form a foamed peanut for transport and mail. This material is also used to make food containers for discharge, as well as disposable cups and plates. Egg cartons, meat pallets and other food storage products are also made of this material, insulating materials and other building materials is the case. Manufacturers can even use extruded polystyrene to make molds or molds of metal and other materials.


This material offers many advantages over alternative materials in various fields. Extrusion of polystyrene is easy to cut and form different products, or for installation on construction projects. It has a high level of moisture resistance, not susceptible to temperature or humidity.


One of the drawbacks of this material is its cost, especially compared to alternative materials. When used as a building insulator, XPS is usually more expensive than traditional glass fiber insulation costs. Extrusion of polystyrene is also considered a potential threat to the environment. The product occupies a large number of landfills, compared with many other forms of plastic, the Styrofoam insulation recycling program is quite limited.


However, INTCO has different kinds of machine to deal with the problem, which can help to reduce the pollution. GREENMAX APOLO foam compactor which can compact waste extruded polystyrene into tight block. After compaction, the blocks can be easily transport to other places to do other products such as to make pellets and then make frames or other products. As a result, the pollution and resource condition will be improved and changed much.