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Technology meets challenge of polystyrene recycling

RecycleTech’s patent pending line of processing equipment reflects recent improvements in technology that make the recycling of polystyrene a practicality. The equipment can reduce the volume of polystyrene 90 times, using a special heat extrusion method that melts and compresses the polystyrene into a solid heavy ingot weighing about 25 pounds. The block becomes the base raw material in the production of other plastic products such as plastic picture frames or soles for shoes. RecycleTech’s XT 500 line consists of a crusher, conveyor and an extruder capable of processing 500 pounds of EPS per hour. Various models are available.