ACH foam technologies is a manufacturer of molded polystyrene foams in North America. Their EPS (expanded polystyrene) products are used in architectural insulation, construction, geotechnical applications and protective packaging.
ACH foam is currently seeking business partners and end-users to join in a collaborative EPS packaging recycling effort. It is already using a closed-loop manufacturing model for its own production.
ACH Foam Technologies’ Geofoam is a solid, lightweight expanded polystyrene (EPS) material. This solid material is a soil alternative that can be used to create many landscaping shapes, such as hills, slopes, artificial fountains, waterfalls and lakes.
In addition, this foam material is much lighter than soils, resulting in reduced construction costs. This light weight also allows embankments made of Geofoam to be built on differential settlement soils without causing the need for side slopes.
Another benefit of EPS geofoam is its strength, enabling it to stand up to heavy traffic loads. This makes it an ideal fill material for roadway improvements that require soil barriers to reduce the risk of settlement, which can impact adjacent structures and underlying soils.
Unlike some other foam technologies, Geofoam blocks do not decay or spread into the surrounding soils, so they are less likely to cause contamination and can be dug up and reused. This saves money on construction materials and labor, and can also make projects more sustainable by reducing the need for energy-intensive earth moving machinery.
Foam formation is a problem in many processes, including food and beverage production. It can impair the properties of products, disrupt processing flow and cause product contamination.
Fortunately, there are several ways to control foam formation in biotech processes. For example, adjusting media components and culture conditions can help limit foam accumulation.
Another method is the use of antifoam chemicals that either prevent or destroy foam once it forms. These formulations often have positive effects on fermentation and cell culture process operations, but excessive dosing can negatively impact protein product yields.
For many industries, defoaming agents can be expensive and difficult to monitor. This is why a new generation of foam detection technologies has emerged. Hycontrol SureSense+ probes utilize ultrasonic gap switches that can detect foam in a liquid phase, even when the gap is covered with process material.
DuraTherm is a shape molded expanded polystyrene (EPS) product that ACH Foam Technologies says is better than other packaging alternatives for transporting perishable meats and pharmaceuticals. Its shape mold process allows it to absorb shock and cushion products more effectively than other EPS foam.
It also helps insulate products from extreme cold temperatures and prevents them from becoming damaged during shipping. It can be used to ship a variety of temperature-sensitive items including perishable meats, food, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.
ACH Foam also produces insulated shipping containers in a range of standardized sizes and custom designs to meet your specific needs. They are a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution for frozen, refrigerated or controlled-room temperature shipping applications.
ACH Foam also makes foam-control panels for insulation from the frost line to the roof line and geofoam that can improve energy efficiency and moisture resistance in building and construction applications. It also offers lost foam casting for a wide range of original equipment manufacturer parts, such as engine blocks and crankcases.
WineLoc is a new thermal summer wine shipper from ACH foam technologies. It is designed to meet ISTA temperature testing profiles and protect wine during transit during the summer months.
The package system saves wineries the worry of spoilage resulting from changes in climate. It also provides superior insulating properties to reduce heat buildup and keep delicate wines cool during shipment.
ACH has been in the business of manufacturing EPS packaging for decades. It has nine plants nationwide.
It manufactures expanded polystyrene, or EPS, foam products such as insulated building panels and industrial coolers. It is a closed-loop manufacturer and recycles all post-industrial EPS scrap it produces.
In an effort to increase the amount of recycled content in EPS foam, ACH sends its scrap to RAPAC, a recycling company that collects and breaks down post-industrial EPS foam. RAPAC purchases the foam resins, and sells them to manufacturers like ACH who use them in their recycled content products.
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