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Styrofoam Waste

We offer valuable solutions with the belief that the future can be made with better quality styrofoam waste. While we offer very valuable options for more successful and higher quality recycling execution, we are also your biggest supporter when it comes to bringing production to a higher quality point. What do we offer with Styrofoam or rather with Styrofoam waste?

Styrofoam or in technical terms EPS is one of the most important fillers, consisting of 5% polystyrene and 95% air. Styrofoam wrapped around many electrical appliances in daily life or used as a protective material in various fields is very valuable to collect and reuse as waste. This material, also known as white foam, and especially small children who rub this material on the wall and play with it as if it were just snowing, is valuable for industrial production.

It is necessary to study in detail how these materials with different density values are produced and recycled.

Waste Foam

Waste foam, as the name implies, is an issue related to waste foams, also known as Styrofoam. Styrofoam is a brand derived from a chemical compound called polystyrene. Polystyrene is a petroleum-based plastic made from styrene monomers. It is a lightweight material with about 95% air and very good insulating properties. Due to the amount of air in its structure, styrofoam does not sink and can keep its shape. Styrofoam does not deteriorate over time. When Styrofoam is burned at very high temperatures, it can be destroyed and only small amounts of water and carbon are produced as by-products. However, when it is burned over a normal fire instead of a special incinerator, pollutants such as soot and carbon monoxide are released.

Foam - or cut foams - are a natural byproduct of the foam manufacturing process. Production efficiency indicates that the foam converter aims to produce as many components as possible from one raw material block, minimizing the amount of foam scrap. However, almost every converted foam block produces at least a small amount of waste material.

Flexible polyurethane foams were first developed during World War II for use as aircraft trim. Production was low, however, and it wasn't until the 1950s that chemical giants like DuPont, BASF and Dow Chemicals began developing the toluene diisocyanate and polyurethane polyols needed to produce polyurethane foam on a commercial scale. Today, there is some confusion about foam, which has become available in many areas. So, what are the applications for waste foam?

Scrap Styrofoam

We offer you great opportunities to experience a flawless process in recycling with Styrofoam scrap. As Baran Geri Dönüşüm, we value all stages of production in the challenging but valuable process we undertake to prevent the random distribution of Styrofoam and pollution of the environment. Now let's take a closer look at what production process we are facing! But first, let's give valuable information about styrofoam and foam scrap!

Styrofoam or foam is one of the fillers commonly used in packaging materials. The main known properties of these materials, also known as white foam by people, is its impact resistance. Due to its light weight and high protective effect, its applications are expanding. Let's take a look at how the scrap styrofoam is made before going into details about its uses!

How is Scrap Styrofoam Produced?

Scrap polystyrene is the material itself, which in its structure is called EPS. 95% of this material, which is called EPS in industrial production areas, is air. The remaining part consists of a substance called polystyrene. The intensive use of air in these products leads to options with large volume, but low weight. What are the advantages of this lightweight material?

EPS, which is a very successful option in transport and stacking due to its light weight, is valuable thanks to the reduction of logistics costs. In addition, it does not bring any additional load when used in the packaging and insulation sector. Therefore, it is easy to integrate. Let's take a look at what uses can be achieved thanks to foam scrap!

Scrap Foam

Scrap foam can be expressed as a versatile plastic that is used to make consumer products with different properties. As a hard, solid plastic, it is commonly used in products that require clarity, such as food packaging and laboratory equipment. When combined with colorants, additives or other plastics with different properties, foam has a great impact on the design of tools, electronic equipment, car parts, toys, garden pots and appliances.

Foam is also converted into an expanded material, which is valued for its insulation and damping properties. The foam can contain more than 95% air. In addition, it can be used in areas such as home and appliance insulation, surfboards, lightweight protective packaging, auto parts, highway, food service and food packaging, and roadside stabilization systems. Foam is made by combining or polymerizing styrene, a building block chemical used in the manufacture of many products. Styrene is also found in foods such as strawberries, cinnamon, coffee and beef.

Styrofoam Recycling

When it comes to styrofoam recycling, you can choose Baran Geri Dönüşüm to benefit from valuable solutions and get the best quality options! Recycling is a very important issue that ensures a more environmentally conscious structure in almost all areas. As Baran Geri Dönüşüm, we offer you valuable options in this regard! Let's take a closer look together at what can be achieved with styrofoam recycling!

Styrofoam is a white foam material, also known as EPS. It is known that this material, which has a wide range of applications, facilitates people's lives and creates various options to achieve better quality results. In this sense, it is necessary to take a look at the most successful options for Styrofoam, which is one of the most effective options and is 95% air. Baran Geri Dönüşüm plays a very important role in the correct conversion of white foam!

How to recycle styrofoam?

In order to get more successful options for styrofoam recycling, we regularly renew our production facilities and bring them to a higher quality point. With this in mind, we aim to provide successful options for your styrofoam needs in a short period of time. While we meticulously continue the styrofoam recycling process, we offer great privileges in the services we provide. Let's take a closer look at the benefits that Styrofoam recycling offers!

Foam Recycling

Foam is expanded polystyrene foam or EPS. This material is made of polystyrene, a plastic that is often used to make transparent products such as food packaging or laboratory equipment. Polystyrene can be used to make various parts of cars, toys, tools, and more by combining it with dyes, additives, or various plastics. EPS is mainly composed of air. At this time, we can say that about 95% of it is air.

How is foam recycled?

When Styrofoam is recycled, the collected expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam is fed via conveyor belts to a machine that first crushes the material. Foam thickeners transfer material to a plastic extruder, where the foam is subjected to heat and pressure to melt into a paste. This condensed foam is extruded from a small outlet of the machine and solidifies into what is called an ingot as it cools. This melting reduces by 1/90, increasing the original volume and emission most efficiently.

Compressors take the crushed material and compress the foam into dense blocks. This process reduces the volume of the foam to 1/50th of its original volume and turns the Styrofoam into smooth and dense blocks. Although it is not the most efficient, compressing the foam with this method allows easy transportation of the material. Another method is to use a liquid hydrocarbon known as limonene, which can be extracted from citrus fruits, to dissolve the foam. The foam recycling process is used as an environmentally friendly foam recycling process. These EPS formats can then be easily transported to the required factories to be reused in new EPS products. Our company produces foam thickener using the safest and most efficient polystyrene recycling method.

Baran Geri Dönüşüm

Baran Geri Dönüşüm Plastik San ve Tic Ltd Sti is one of the pioneers and leading companies in its industry with more than 30 years of experience. It has been producing scrap plastic raw materials since its establishment. We are a company that makes efforts every day to raise awareness of recycling, and makes awareness of protecting nature proud of the service factor it provides to our country. Since plastic is a petroleum product, it is the product of a substance with a very high environmental damage potential. When it is released to nature, it causes serious damage when it dissolves.