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EPS Densifier Installation

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is a well-insulated material that’s light in weight. It’s used in various products such as safety equipment, protective material for packaging shipping valuables, insulating beverage cups, custom building applications insulation and bicycle helmets, among other uses.

EPS comprises of 98% air and 2% hydrocarbons. It’s a plastic material made from petroleum. Although EPS is sometimes referred to as Styrofoam, the latter is a trademarked name.

EPS Densifiers are compacters used to loosen products made of foam into dense blocks either for storage or transportation before they’re finally recycled. Although balers can do this work, they aren’t good performers. For instance, whereas 48-foot containers with densified foam might weigh 40,000 pounds, their baled foam counterparts only weigh 16,000.


Types of EPS Densifiers

There are four major types of EPS densifiers as follows:

  • Thermal Densifiers

These densifiers make use of heat when converting foam into a state of taffy-like material. The extrusion is done in the form of rope-like material, which is then packaged into containers for storage or transport to recycling facilities. There’s need for labor to mold the foam into stackable pallets.

Designed to work with mixed densities, thermal densifiers produce materials that can be kept in humid environments or even outside in windy weather and rain. However, they’re high energy consumers and release bad odors, despite being effective foam compacters.

  • Hydraulic Densifiers

These densifiers are powered by hydraulic pressure systems to compact EPS materials made from foam. Based on continuity models of operation, foam extrusion is done in the form of dense logs. Therefore, hydraulic densifiers neither release bad odors or smells into the environment nor use heat in foam compacting processes.

They are designed to process foam of different densities without the machine being negatively impacted, for instance melting. They are ideal for recycling programs in cities due to the varied nature of foam material being recycled.

  • Screw Drive Densifiers

Foam is pushed using augers at a certain pressure and speed into a chamber within screw drive densifiers for conversion into block or solid logs. Works best when one specific foam density is fed into the feed stock at any given time. Although some brands claim their screw drive densifiers can handle various foam densities at a go, it’s best to run trial tests before buying one to be safe.

  • Hybrid Densifiers

A combination of the best of hydraulic and screw drive densifiers, hybrid variances are efficient in foam recycling. Since they use both hydraulics and augers to compact foam, they’re not heat-based, meaning there’s no foam melting. Designed with small footprints, neat outputs and controllable density outputs, hybrid densifiers are highly effective in foam compacting.

Types of EPS Recycling By-Products

Many products are made from recycled EPS such as block and shape molded and peanut packing materials, window and door frames, construction insulation products, picture frames, park benches, flower pots, crown molding, safety helmets and containers for growing seedlings, etc.

If mixed with concrete, recycled EPS are utilized to make blocks of fabricated concrete and other new products used in building. However, if mixed with plastic elements, interior trims, decking and other important products are produced.

Importance of EPS Densifiers

EPS Densifiers are effective foam recyclers. Built with high density capabilities for volume reductions, these densifiers facilitate increased waste tonnage. This means your business attains higher chances of generating substantial amounts of revenue.

The cost-effective nature of EPS Densifiers stems from these facts:

  • They produce compacted foam of higher density.
  • They reduce the need for large waste storage spaces.
  • They reduce costs associated with waste hauling and handling as more are transported at once.

EPS Densifiers are also:

  1. Fast and efficient
  2. Require low maintenance
  3. Uses minimal energy
  4. Heavy-duty and durable
  5. Delivers superior performance

Area of Applications

EPS Densifiers are designed for efficacy and durability for years of foam recycling. They find use in many industries as follows:

  • Shopping malls and grocery markets
  • Hospitals, schools and firms running cafes
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Supermarkets
  • Retail industries
  • Warehouses
  • Appliance stores, etc.

Operations responsible for generating EPS foam and Styrofoam in large volumes also take advantage of densifiers to prepare the waste material for recycling. As a result, the environment benefits big time with increased recycling efforts.

Our Customers

We serve a range of customers with the majority in the packaging industry.


Comav is our major EPS Densifier brand. We have years of history and experience servicing Comav EPS Densifiers.

What Makes Our EPS Densifier Installation Services Unique

Our Styrofoam densifier equipment installation services are unique from the competition because we offer full service, including repair, modification and replacement of industrial densifiers. We also sell parts in-house such as electric motors, making IMS a one-stop-solution for all your industrial EPS Densifier needs. Moreover, we’ve got extensive experience in expanded polystyrene foam densifier installation.

With many years of experience, we understand EPS Densifiers. We have a great background installing and servicing EPS Densifier equipment. We’re experienced in foam compacting equipment. We know which types of EPS Densifier equipment to use for which applications.

What’s more, we install EVERYTHING related to EPS Densifiers such as control panels, electric motors, hydraulics, shredding chambers, compaction chamber, etc.

Why the Need for Our EPS Densifier Installation Services

Packaging firms trust us to service their EPS Densifiers because they know that we can keep their firm running, getting their foam packaged, and out the door.  When an EPS Densifier malfunctions, it can cause a backup of the expanded polystyrene foam. When this happens, it can quickly fill an entire facility with foam, causing a nightmare situation for the facility.

We can also help packaging facilities increase their production rates – producing more Poly Styrene foam in less time.

Why Our EPS Densifier Installation Services are Trusted

We know the OSHA rules and regulations, ensuring that our services don’t just meet, but surpass them for the best outcomes. What’s more, we’ve installed a lot of EPS Densifiers in different industries where our customers run packaging facilities.

We install, repair, and troubleshoot this equipment.  This gives us a deep understanding of the equipment’s configurations and capabilities. All our industrial EPS Densifier installations, repairs, modifications or replacement services are tested to ensure they meet factory specifications and industry standards before we leave a job.

We have more than 60 years of combined experience working on production line machinery. This has earned us a good reputation as a trustworthy company. We’re also cost-effective and it’s our desire to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

Moreover, many of our customers have been working with us since IMS was originally started in 1994. We believe this is a testament to the quality and dependability of the service that we provide. This has seen our customers return for the same services, giving us repeat business.

The experience, customer loyalty and our ability to install EPS Densifiers that meet the facility’s unique foam compacting requirements make IMS a trustworthy brand.

Why Choose Us

This service is unique from the competition because we offer unmatched timely EPS Densifier installations, repairs, modifications and replacement services accompanied with exceptional customer service and after-services.  It’s our quality services, industry experience worth decades, an experienced team of foam compacting experts and a pool of state-of-the-art modern equipment, machinery and parts that set us apart from our competition.

We can partner and work together long-term to ensure that your foam compacting equipment work effectively and in case of damages, get the wrecked components replaced as soon as possible, or get your new plant’s EPS Densifier installations done as per your specifications. We assure you of quality services to meet your needs and great outcomes to keep you happy. After all, your happiness is our happiness and so is your success.

As such, your needs and happiness comes first. Therefore, we do what’s within our powers to provide foam compacting solutions tailored to meet your unique needs. We are here for you.

We offer full service, including troubleshooting, repair, installation, replacement and modification of your foam densifiers. We do EPS Densifier installations in-house, so we’re truly a one-stop-shop for all your foam compacting needs.

We are your local EPS Densifier installer. We offer foam compacting equipment installation, repair and troubleshooting or replacement in nearby areas.

Call IMS today to discuss your Styrofoam densifier cost of installation.

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