Manufacturing cost of EPS(Expandable Polystyrene) blocks


Manufacturing cost of EPS(Expandable Polystyrene) blocks


Expanded polystyrene (EPS) 

--- is a rigid and tough, closed-cell foam. It is usually white and made of pre-expanded polystyrene beads. EPS is used for many applications e.g. trays, plates, bowls and fish boxes. Other uses include molded sheets for building insulation and packing material for cushioning fragile items inside boxes. Sheets are commonly packaged as rigid panels,  which are also known as "bead-board".

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Price of EPS Raw Material

The price of the EPS Raw Material(USD 1200 per ton FOB Shanghai port).
Valid: One week time from 2016/10/17-2016/10/23.
Need the latest price of EPS Beads: contact us via email

The manufacturing cost of EPS block

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We will set 6 meters EPS block production line as example
Barrel Diameter 1300mm—1
6000x1200x1000mm block molding machine, with cutter, recycle system and so on. 
Density: 15kg /m3, 2 tons output steam boiler.

We will calculate the cost per cubic meter block. 



1 cubic meter, density   15kg/m3

the weight is around 15kg

Raw material consumption

USD1200/1000kg, USD1.2/kg

USD18 for 15kg

Power and steam consumption   for one cubic meter ,density 15g/l EPS block


650kg/hour in density 15g/l

400 kg steam /hour

24.5 kw

0.8kw power consumption

9.2 kg  steam

Block molding machine

37.5kw, 70% is real   consumption,  6x1.2x1m , 7 blocks per hour

0.525 kw power consumption

15 kg steam cost

Cutting machine


0.45 kw power consumption

Recycle system

37kw ,

5% of recycled material ,   Then , 0.09 Kw for 0.75kg recycle material

Compressor and water pump,   steam boiler

(22kw+12 kw+ 10 kw)

70 % real power sonsumption

50m3/hour production, The   power consumtion 40kw. Then 0.61kw


Power consumpation


(in China 0.17usd/Kw)


1 m3 block , will take steam   24.5 kg

Cost of oil

133 kg oil consumption

Diesel oil consumption for 1   ton steam boiler is 133 kg. output steam 2000 kg The price of diesel is   0.90USD/kg. 

Per kg steam will cost   0.059USD

That mean, 0.896kg steam   will cost: USD1.45

Labor cost

5 workers, USD1per hour each   person,50m3 /hour, That   mean: USD0.1 /m3

water consumption , 

2.2 ton water per hours,   USD1 /ton water,  0.044USD/m3

Total cost for 1 cubic   meter, density 15g/l

USD18+USD0.42+USD1.45   +USD0.1+0.044=USD20.014

More Information

Brief introduction of EPSOLE Technologies.



Hangzhou Epsole Technologies Co., Ltd. is a private-owned enterprise located in Hangzhou,Zhejiang,China. With over 10-year experience, the company is famed for its p

rofession in R&D, manufacturing and sales of EPS machinery, EPS accessories, 

EPS raw materials and EPS moulds, etc.


We have been professionally working in EPS industry for over 10 years, established extensive cooperation with well-known manufacturers from China. Our aftersale service is available for overseas clients. 

We provide customized service for EPS plant design, manufacturing, installation and training,etc. 

Epsole shall be your reliable EPS Base in China.

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Contact information


Email: info@epsole.com

Web: www.epsole.com

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