Styrofoam shredders create space in the warehouse and minimize the transport effort enormously. This will save you costs and gain additional storage space. The recyclable material now marketed under the name EPS® / airpop® is one of the most common packaging materials. Especially fragile and sensitive goods are protected with it. Since EPS consists largely of air, it requires significantly more space for storage than, for example, cardboard and film, which can be folded to save space or compressed in a press. The oversized volume also affects the transport of the styrofoam material: Due to the fact that mainly air is moved, the transport costs are disproportionately high. In addition, the EPS remnants occupy a lot of space in expensive storage facilities.

By Styrofoam shredder from bulky molded part to handy recycling material

The main problem is large molded parts made of pressed-on EPS, which are not very handy and are extremely bulky. These can be processed into coarse grains using a Styrofoam shredder. The machine shreds the pieces quickly and effectively. The material then takes up significantly less volume, can be stored in a more space-saving manner, and can be transported away in larger quantities. It is also easier to resell the recyclable material in this form to recyclers or disposal companies that feed the material into the recycling loop. However, even more popular than loose collections are briquettes.

Styrofoam shredder and press: more power for even more savings

That’s why Strautmann offers more and combines the Styrofoam shredder with a press that reduces the volume even further. It processes the material into practical briquettes with a density of up to 700kg/m3. The handling is, as usual for all Strautmann products, uncomplicated, safe and can be fully automatically integrated into the daily workflow. The polystyrene sheets and moldings are simply placed in the large feed opening. From there, they enter the Styrofoam shredder, which cuts the material with six shredding shafts. Then it goes into a chamber of the press, where the material is compacted.