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Scrap Densification System

PROBLEM: When transporting recyclables or waste like plastic trim or metal scrap, economy and efficiency are of vital importance. Loose materials take up a lot of space increasing transportation costs and hurting the bottom line.

SOLUTION: Compass Systems designs, engineers and manufactures scrap densification systems to compress lighter materials into a dense material that is easier to store or haul. Instead of filling trucks or containers with loose waste, a scrap densification system can compress scrap into bricks for stacking or into tubes for easy transportation on a conveyor system. Dense materials can be fed into a repelletizer, used as a raw material for manufacturing new products, recycled, or disposed of.

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In fact, shredded or unshredded metal scrap can be densified into a secondary raw material that is pure and in conformity with the high standards required to recycle metals.

Depending on the material, densifying waste reduces its volume as much as 50:1. This reduction in volume results in an environmental advantage of decreasing space used in landfills and an economic advantage of decreased transportation costs. Additionally, recycling becomes less expensive.

Compass Systems designs, engineers and manufactures custom scrap densification systems made for your unique needs. Differing industrial applications and materials call for differences in the type and configuration of scrap densification equipment. Feed type and rate, heated or non-heated, output type and portability are all considered in the engineering and design of a scrap densification system that suites your individual needs.

Scrap Densification Solution

Materials Suitable for Densification:

  • Expanded polystyrene (EPS) and Styrofoam
  • Plastic films and textiles
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic trim
  • Incinerator scrap
  • Industrial scrap
  • Electrical and electronic waste
  • Pulp mill waste
  • Metal scrap
    • Ferrous scrap
    • Aluminum and steel cans
    • Aluminum
    • Copper
    • Car body enclosures


  • Easily integrated into existing treatment lines
  • Modular
  • Enlargeable
  • Minimal tool wear
  • Low operational and maintenance costs
  • Minimal additional heat history
  • Can dry and/or crystallize materials
  • Makes the scrap purer


Industries & Applications

Scrap densification is used in many different industrial applications.

  • Automotive
  • Timber
  • Waste management/recycling
  • Construction materials industry
  • Chemical industry
  • Metallurgical industry
  • Mining industry

The Compass Systems Difference

Compass Systems is an ISO certified scrap densification system manufacturer with complete turnkey, custom installations. We are a global leader in pneumatic material handling and an industry innovator. Compass Systems is a full system provider with solutions for every situation. Additionally, we take quality and safety very seriously.

Compass Systems is big enough to handle large scale projects and small enough to offer the latest in technology, be reactive to customer needs and changes, and understand that every system we build is different, truly customized to fit customer needs. Our methodology allows us to maintain a competitive edge while providing innovative, safe and comprehensive solutions that increase customer productivity and profitability. Our manpower, skill, technology and determination are second to none. Together these qualities allow Compass Systems to maintain excellence in design and customer satisfaction.

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