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.
is a good example of an efficient use of natural resources.
holds a high calorific value (1 kg of
is the equivalent of 1.3 litres of liquid fuel), making it an ideal material
for energy recovery.
12. EPS is 100 per cent recyclable.