BYBLOCK FAQs

BLOCKER FAQs

What types of unsorted plastic can the Blocker process?

ByFusion’s patented Blocker System processes all types of post-consumer and post-industrial waste plastic (#1 to #7)—individually or mixed, clean or contaminated. Polystyrene (#6) and other “foam-based” plastics can be processed in limited amounts when combined with other co-mingled plastics.

What are the dimensions of the Blocker?

A Community Blocker System is contained within one 40′ shipping container and its boiler system in a separate 20′ shipping container. Positioning between the containers can be tailored to the facility, ensuring sufficient space requirements for safety and work flow.

The Industrial Blocker is modular and customizable to meet the processing demands of any size operation and is intended to be factory floor-mounted. Because of its modularity, an Industrial Blocker System can be positioned to suit the needs of the facility.

Does the Blocker require any special soundproofing?

No. The noise decibel levels are equal to an idling diesel truck – sound levels are fairly low, but standard PPE is required.

How much water is used during the process?

Water usage varies by model.

Blockers utilize a closed-loop system which reclaims waste water back into the process. ByFusion will always continue to identify and innovate new ways minimize water consumption and preserve this precious resource.

Do Blocker operators need special training and what are the safety hazards?

ByFusion service engineers will train and certify local operators during installation. A foreman with a background in basic mechanical systems and repairs is recommended.

Although designed for user ease and safety, the ByFusion Blocker is an industrial machine so proper health and safety procedures should be followed at all times. Before operating the Blocker, a safety and emergency management plan must be designed and implemented to comply with local regulations.

Does the ByFusion process use any chemicals or glues?

No. Our proprietary, zero waste process uses only steam and compression. We never add any chemicals, fillers or additives to ByBlock.

How much plastic waste can be processed?

The amount of waste that can be processed is dependent of the size of the waste stream. Each customer goes through an evaluation process to determine the volume of plastic which requires processing. This enables ByFusion to provide a Blocker System that suits the facility’s specific needs. An Industrial Blocker system can produce enough ByBlocks per day to build a single family home.

What type of energy is required to operate a Blocker?

Our Blocker systems require electricity, water, and a fuel source for the boiler system such as diesel, natural gas, or LPG. Fully Electric systems are also available and are preferred because of their low/no emissions.

Part of ByFusion’s continuing development is toward the use of biofuels and solar energy.

How many people are needed to operate a ByFusion system?

The number of workers required to run a Blocker system depends on the size of the application. Generally, our Community Blocker can be operated by only two people.