EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE ( FOAM)

EPS Animation  ( Link showing how a product is made from expanded polystyrene)

EPS is the familiar white material that cushions, insulates & protects all types of products during distribution  The shock absorbing properties combined with its low cost, high insulating properties and custom moldability and ease of processing make it the most popular of the moldable foams.

Expanded Polystyrene is a generic term for polystyrene and styrene copolymers that are expanded into a variety of useful products. EPS is supplied to molders in a resin form of polystyrene beads. EPS beads are loaded with a blowing agent, usually pentane, that gives the beads expansion vibrancy and allows them to be processed and molded into low-density foam articles. EPS is comprised of 90 percent air.

 

 

 

1. Expanded Polystyrene is a good example of an efficient use of natural resources.
2. The manufacture and use of EPS does not generate any risk to health or to the environment.
3.
Expanded Polystyrene does not damage the ozone layer since it does not and never has used CFCs or HCFCs in the manufacturing process.
4. The conversion process consumes little energy and does not generate waste.
5.
Expanded Polystyrene packaging is a very light material, which helps to keep the environmental impact of transporting products to a minimum.
7.
Expanded Polystyrene packaging can come into direct contact with foodstuffs as it meets all the prevailing international health regulations.
8. Fungi and bacteria cannot grow on
Expanded Polystyrene.
9.
Expanded Polystyrene makes up only a tiny part of the average Municipal Solid Waste (0.1%).

10. Expanded Polystyrene holds a high calorific value (1 kg of Expanded Polystyrene is the equivalent of 1.3 litres of liquid fuel), making it an ideal material for energy recovery.
11. Since it is insoluble in water,
Expanded Polystyrene does not emit hydro soluble substances that could contaminate subterranean water supplies.  

12. EPS is 100 per cent recyclable.