Material recycling / EMCycle


Profitable business and ecological responsibility are not always mutually exclusive ideas. Quite the reverse: Erlenbach’s EMCycle offers both within a single system. The material recycler shreds particle foam parts into a finely granulated material that it then dedusts to transform it into a high-quality yet inexpensive secondary raw material that can be mixed in with your primary raw materials.

In this way, the EMCycle not only helps to protect the environment but also keeps your costs of production low.


Think ahead and work sustainably

The EMCycle protects the environment – and your competitive edge:

  • Green: environmentally-friendly particle foam recycling
  • Clean: automatic de-dusting ensures low residual dust content
  • Economical: save costs by reusing as secondary raw material
  • Efficient: reduces the volume of waste for disposal


Little effort – big effect

The EMCycle makes material recycling simple while keeping both your costs and your effort minimal:

  • Space-saving: a compact design with a small footprint
  • Flexible: can be used with a wide variety of materials
  • Inexpensive: fast ROI thanks to significant cost savings achieved
  • Simple: low-maintenance solution offering reliable handling

Typical applications

  • EPS and EPP processing
  • Municipal and commercial mechanical recycling 

EMCycle at a glance

  • Significant cost savings
  • Rapid ROI
  • Environmentally-friendly recycling
  • Compact and rugged design
  • Reduces the volume of waste for disposal
  • Low dust levels in ground stock


The industry-standard particle foam material

Expanded polystyrene – EPS for short – is one of the best known basic materials used in insulation or packaging materials. It is not only EPS that can be returned to the material cycle in an economical and environmentally friendly manner with EMCycle.

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