What is Polystyrene?

- Sep 29, 2020-

A polystyrene machine, also known as a foam machine, is a type of manufacturing machine that uses high pressure pressurized foam to fill in various forms of manufacturing jobs, such as pre-filled parts, injection molded parts, etc. Foam production line Continuous Pre-fabricated Economical Type (CPTE) Machines / EPS Machine/ Polystyrene Machine (PCE) Sets (Max. Order)


EPS machines are the most commonly used type of foam machine in manufacturing industries today. These types of machines are usually used for injection molding plastic parts, injection molding metals, fiberglass parts, etc. Most EPS machines are operated by either manual or hydraulic mechanisms.


Polystyrene, also known as Styrofoam, is a type of plastic that can be made into several different forms. It is used extensively for packaging purposes. Many industries such as shipping, automotive, and manufacturing industries have already started using this plastic product for packaging and other related purposes.


Many experts believe that the high cost of polystyrene foam could be reduced by increasing the production levels. However, for small-scale industries, it would be quite difficult to increase production levels with EPS machines.


Filling polystyrene foam with various materials is one of the simplest tasks performed by EPS machines. Most often, polystyrene foam is filled with plastic pellets, as the filler, or with a liquid form of polystyrene, such as styrene olefin, which is also a good filler. Sometimes, polystyrene is filled with other materials such as glass, paper, rubber, or other materials such as silicon. The most common way to fill polystyrene foam is to use a rotary tool or a brush. However, depending on the machine model, it might not be possible to use these tools.


The most common type of polystyrene machine that is used in injection molding is a single shot polystyrene machine. These machines usually produce polystyrene foam in large amounts and then place a single injection point on top of it. They then pour or spray polystyrene foam into the injection site. This machine is suitable for large injection molds, as it does not require the need for a separator. After the polystyrene foam is applied to the injection site, it is allowed to set in.


Polystyrene machines are available in two main versions. The first is a direct injection machine, which is used for filling polystyrene foam in a single shot. The second is a split system that uses a rotary separator, which allows multiple polystyrene parts to be injected in one shot.


Another important characteristic of polystyrene machines is the fact that they are sometimes referred to as "plastic extrusion equipments". The injection of polystyrene foam into a mold is a very simple process, which involves manual or hydraulic operations. These polystyrene machines are very suitable for manual operation and do not need any type of mechanical or electrical equipment maintenance.


Although polystyrene machine parts can easily break and wear down due to heat, many manufacturers still make use of polystyrene machines as a primary part of their EPS supply chain. This is because these machines are inexpensive and can be re-used for a number of industrial applications.