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Subject: injection molder of post consumer plastic
Category: Science > Technology
Asked by: steve1155-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 02 Nov 2005 08:27 PST
Expires: 02 Dec 2005 08:27 PST
Question ID: 588002
Looking for a plastic injection molding company with expertise in
using post consumer plastic, specifically polystyrene. Some companies
confuse "regrind" with post consumer material, not looking for that.
Also looking for a material supply company that can provide post
consumer polystyrene.
I am based in Ventura County in Southern California so a company in
that area would be best but not essential.
Subject: Re: injection molder of post consumer plastic
Answered By: czh-ga on 14 Nov 2005 14:21 PST
Hello steve1155-ga,

Although there has been a movement to encourage consumers to recycle
and to give incentives to companies to use recycled plastic, finding
injection molding companies that specifically show that they use
recycled EPS in their new products has been tough. I have not found
any such companies in Ventura County. There are some in Southern
California and additional ones throughout the US. Although you only
asked for one company, I?ve listed several so that you can find a
company that is particularly suitable to your needs.

Finding companies that supply post-consumer polystyrene was easier. I
suggest that you contact them to find out who buys their recycled

I?ve also included some links for organizations and
directories/portals that might be helpful in exploring this industry.

The best example of the complete cycle of extruded foam products
getting recycled into new products is the article about the recycling
efforts of the Boston Public Schools.

I trust that the information I?ve found will be useful. Please don?t
hesitate to ask for clarification if any of this is confusing.

Wishing you well.

~ czh ~

Falcon Foam
14104 Towne Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90061

About Falcon Foam
Falcon Foam is a division of Atlas Roofing Corporation that
specializes in the development and manufacture of quality HCFC-Free
Expanded Polystyrene Insulation Products. With plants across the U.S.,
Falcon Foam can provide product solutions coast-to-coast. In business
since the mid-1960?s, Falcon Foam has played a significant part in the
growth of technology and product applications in the EPS industry.

Addressing Environmental Issues Through Improved Technology 
? Further, in response to other environmental concerns, the primary
facers for most Atlas roof insulation products are produced in-house
from 100% recycled materials.

***** This company is has operations in Southern California and is
committed to recycling. They have a variety of products, particularly
packaging and OEM, that might be of interest to you.


Northwest Foam Products

Northwest Foam Products, Inc.
2390 Rostron Circle
Twin Falls, ID  83301
Ph. 208-734-7426
Fx. 208-736-8690
Oregon Office:
Northwest Foam Products, Inc.
9565 SW Rider RD, Suite 290
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Ph. 503-682-4526
Fx. 503-682-5934
Sales and Customer Service: 
At Northwest Foam Products, Inc. we've been recycling our in-plant
waste since we manufactured our first foam block.

American PolySteel, LLC
Address: 6808 Academy Parkway East NE, Building C-2
Albuquerque, NM 87109Phone: 505.345.8153, 800.977.3676
Fax: 505.345.8154Email:
PolySteel is one of the most environmentally responsible building
materials you can use. From the initial manufacturing process through
decades of energy-saving performance, PolySteel forms provide a
variety of benefits to our environment.

Although PolySteel insulating concrete forms produce very little
construction waste the excess material that does result from
construction is 100% recyclable.  PolySteel forms are also made from
recycled products.

Recycled EPS product goes Stateside

The UK's leading manufacturer of replacement hardwood that is made
using recycled expanded polystyrene has opened a new factory near
Philadelphia, USA to supply the increasing demand for hot tub
surrounds made from this innovative material.

Highwood is supplied with EPS bead made from
recycled EPS packaging by a UK recycler. The recycled bead is mixed
with virgin EPS bead to produce Highwood¹s unique replacement timber
Highwood USA
87 Tide Road
Tamaqua, PA 18252

Contact: Jillian Blackwell
Phone: (570) 668-6113
Fax: (484) 214-0182 

EPS Manufacturers 

EPS building products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada
with more than 52 manufacturing and 118 distribution outlets. This
section provides a "who's who?" of the EPS industry including raw
material suppliers, product specific manufacturers and equipment
suppliers. To find a product and supplier in your area, click on the
appropriate region.

EPS ? An Environmental Leader

EPS is an ideal choice for green building designs, offering tangible
environmental advantages with energy efficiency, recycled content,
mold resistance and indoor environmental quality.

EPS foam insulation can contribute toward green building recognition
in a variety of point or credit categories including energy
efficiency, recycled content, localized distribution, indoor air
quality, sustainable sites and innovation. Several structural system
applications, like insulating concrete forms (ICFs) and Structural
Insulation Panels (SIPS) that use EPS are commonly recognized by LEED
and other green building guidelines as providing key environmental

***** I suggest that you explore this website and browse through the
lists of manufacturers to find injection molding companies that meet
your needs.

Boston Schools Take Polystyrene Recycling Full Circle

In early 2002, students in the Boston Public Schools will enjoy meals
served on polystyrene foodservice ware made with recycled content
recovered from? the Boston Public Schools. This remarkable milestone
is the product of a groundbreaking effort by the school system, NOVA
Chemicals and Evergreen Partnering Group (EPG).

***** This is a story that illustrates the principle of full circle
recycling of foam polystryrene.

US Food and Drug Administration -- Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
CFSAN/Office of Food Additive Safety
August 2005
Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging

List of Submissions for Which FDA Issued a Favorable Opinion on the
Suitability of a Specific Process for Producing Post-Consumer Recycled
(PCR) Plastic to be Used in the Manufacturing of Food-Contact

The table below is a list of submissions for which FDA issued a
favorable opinion on the suitability of a specific process for
producing post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic to be used in the
manufacturing of food-contact articles.

***** You can browse the list of companies that received approval
letter from the FDA to see if any of them are of interest to you as
injection molding companies that use post-consumer extruded foam

Recycle Polystyrene (EPS) at FP International

FP International recycles polystyrene foam (EPS) packaging at five
locations in the United States and one location in the United Kingdom.
In 2004, the company recycled over eight million pounds of EPS in the
U.S. and about three million pounds in the U.K.

For information and EPS specifications in the U.S., go to EPS Specs or call
800-866-9946 and ask for recycling information or Contact Us online.
Contact FP International plants directly for recycling hours and
directions. See the Locations page for FPI plant phone numbers and

FP International Locations - United States

Corporate Headquarters 
1090 Mills Way
Redwood City, California 94063-3120
Phone: (650) 261-5300 / 800-866-9946
Fax: (650) 361-1713

Manufacturing & Sales Facilities - USA 
 -- Redwood City, CA 94063
 -- Commerce, CA 90040-3515
 -- Newark, DE 19711-8028
 -- Hopkinsville, KY 42240
 -- Atlanta, GA 30336-2624
 -- Thornton, IL 60476-1064
 -- Auburn, MA 01501-3237
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Packaging Recycling Collection Sites

Each EPS collection site has distinct criteria regarding the types of
material they can accept. The locations provided are intended to
include recycling centers for expanded polystyrene transport packaging
 APTCO 661-792-2107 McFarland
 Astrofoam Molding 805-482-7276 Camarillo
 ENGROSS International 800-292-4808  Los Angeles
 Foam Fabricators 209-523-7002 Modesto
 Foam Fabricators 310-537-5760 Compton
 FP International 323-722-5112 Commerce
 FP International 650-364-0162 Redwood City
 Marko Foam Products, Inc. 909-272-4700 Corona
 Storopack, Inc. 562-803-5582 Downey
 Storopack, Inc. 714-632-3334 Anaheim
 Storopack, Inc. 408-435-1537 San Jose
 Styrotek, Inc. 805-725-4957 Delano
 Tempo Plastics 559-6517711 Visalia
 Topper Plastics 626-331-0561 Covina
 SCA Packaging North America 510-785-0220 Hayward
 WR Grace 905-686-5343 Santa Anna
 Electronics Recycling  City of Industry

Polystyrene Recycling - Long-Term Market Trends
The Economic Realities of Recycling

EPS Molders Association
Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers 
2004 EPS Recycling Rate Report

Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers
EPS Packaging Suppliers

Injection Molding Resource


plastic injection molding companies
post consumer polystyrene supplier
plastic injection molding companies use post-consumer OR recycled EPS
OR polystyrene
"plastic injection molding company OR manufacturer"  EPS OR
post-consumer OR recycled EPS OR polystyrene
california "injection molding manufacturing OR companies"
California ?post-consumer OR recycled eps OR polystyrene injection
molding manufacturing OR companies
ost-consumer OR recycled polysterene OR eps
post-consumer OR recycled polystyrene OR eps

Request for Answer Clarification by steve1155-ga on 14 Nov 2005 16:22 PST
I believe there has been some confusion about this question, if it is
my fault then please charge me again and I will pay, just let me know
what you think.  I was asking about PS Not EPS. EPS is the "white"
colored foam most people think of as plastic foam coffee cups. The
material I am looking for is Solid polystyrene and is used in products
such as cutlery, cups, clear salad bar containers and video and
audiocassette housings.

So please let me know.

Clarification of Answer by czh-ga on 14 Nov 2005 17:04 PST
Hello steve1155-ga,

Ooops. I guess it's easy to diverge when the vocabulary is ambiguous.
I think I saw some resources for solid polystyrene. Let me see what I
can find. I'll get back to you shortly.

~ czh ~

Clarification of Answer by czh-ga on 14 Nov 2005 17:52 PST
Hello steve1155-ga,

Here are some resources for buyers and sellers of recycled
polystyrene. Please let me know if these will meet your needs. If not,
please give me additional detailed information on what you?re looking
for. I?m sure I?ll be able to help you find what you need.

All the best.

~ czh ~
Recycled Plastic Markets Database 

Buyers of Polystyrene (PS) 
Search by Location

Search nearest zip code... (93001 ? Ventura)

Search Results: I am looking for a.Buyer of recycled plastic type: Polystyrene (PS)

Buyers of Polystyrene (PS) 

To refine this list, select an application.
 -- Bottles and Containers (34)
 -- Other Rigid Applications (24)
 -- Food Service (17)
 -- Protective Packaging (27)

Search Results: I am looking for a.Seller of recycled plastic type:
Polystyrene (PS)

Sellers of Polystyrene (PS)

To refine this list, select an application.
 -- Bottles and Containers (51)
 -- Other Rigid Applications (28)
 -- Food Service (23)
 -- Protective Packaging (20)

Product/Service Category: Plastics: Recycled

***** See also the Related Categories in navigation column on the right.

Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC)

American Plastics Council

Q: Who sells clear recycled postconsumer polypropylene?

***** This question dealt with post-consumer polypropylene but some of
the resources seem to offer polystyrene as well.
Subject: Re: injection molder of post consumer plastic
From: jrgogol-ga on 25 Nov 2005 10:49 PST
Hi Steve,
PC Plastics located in Portland, Oregon, specializes in Post Consumer
plastics.  Most any of your local injection molding shops will use
post consumer plastics as long as it won't harm their machines.   
Many of the shops in Portland use post industrial plastics and are
begining to tap into the post consumer materials, thanks to the price
of crude oil.  We offer High Impact Polystyrene, Polyethylene,
Polypropylene and have access to other materials, much of the material
is made from the Portland waste stream.

I find that the demand is required by either the molder or you the
customer to get things going.  I have one customer that has purchased
over 500,000 pounds without a single problem, another uses our
material in limited quantities but may be in most of our homes

Let me know if you need other help, samples, etc.

John Gogol
PC Plastics

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