Types of Recyclable Foam
Can different types of foam or foam packaging be recycled? The answer is YES! With the right type of heavy duty foam baler, you can make consistently dense bales of even the most difficult recyclable foam that end users will pay good money for.
There are three main types of foams that are recyclable, including polyethylene foam, polystyrene foam, and polyurethane foam.
Polyethylene foam, or expanded polyethylene foam (EPE), is used for a large variety of purposes, including packaging, floating aids, automotive components, electrical components, and certain gaskets.
Polystyrene foam includes both expanded polystyrene (EPS), used to make things like disposable food & beverage containers, and extruded polystyrene (XPS), which is commonly used in construction insulation.
Polyurethane foam is the type of foam you find in furniture padding, carpet underlay and mats used for sporting activities like gymnastics or wrestling.
Foam Balers By Harmony
Given all of the recyclable foam by-products that exist, it’s no wonder all types of manufacturers, distributors, warehouses, and retailers generate large quantities of these valuable commodities.
But, knowing how unruly and difficult foam can be to bale and transport, what type of recycling balers can be trusted to make consistently dense bales, while maintaining machine longevity?
Harmony’s horizontal balers are the ideal solution for baling all types of recyclable foam. These innovative balers are designed for the demand of baling high memory foam and sponge materials. They allow for full ejection and separation of individual bales during the baling process. Baling difficult to bale materials – like foam and sponge – are easily handled by our horizontal foam balers.
Harmony’s foam balers have shear blade technology, eliminating jams and unnecessary down time. Using their easy to operate color HMI’s, you can also set predetermined desired bale sizes and weights of each type of foam, maximizing your labor, facility space, and transportation requirements.
By using Harmony’s foam balers, you are able to reduce your overall operational costs significantly by reducing the volume of foam, providing you with substantially reduced transportation and disposal costs.
Here are just some of the benefits gained by using a Harmony foam baler:
- Reducing Labor Cost – low human inputs and time needed for foam material handling.
- Reducing Disposal Costs – foam is removed from waste stream.
- Generating Revenue – recycled foam creates money earned.
- Improving Workplace Safety.
- Reducing Fire Hazards – less material accumulation.
- Streamlining Foam Waste Processing
Which Harmony Foam Baler Do You Need?
Harmony offers no obligation site reviews and needs assessments to make sure we are proposing exactly the right waste and recycling equipment for your business. Our knowledgeable sales team will work with you to come up with the most cost-effective, long lasting solution available on the market. We provide free quotes, industry-leading warranty, and a partnership long after the sale.