Polystyrene

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is a lightweight cellular plastic material consisting of small hollow spherical balls. It is this closed cellular construction that gives EPS its remarkable characteristics. EPS is produced in a wide range of densities providing a varying range of physical properties. These are matched to the various applications where the material is used to optimise its performance and strength. The manufacture of EPS uses less than 0.1% of global crude oil as a feedstock however it can deliver up to 200 times its own resource in thermal energy savings.

Building industry

EPS foam is durable, strong as well as lightweight and can be used as insulated panel systems for facades, walls, roofs and floors in buildings, as flotation material in the construction of marinas and pontoons and as a lightweight fill in road and railway construction.

• insulated rendered wall systems
• lightweight fill used in civil engineering applications such as roadways and bridge on/off ramps
• lightweight cores for bridge beam construction
• floatation for pontoons and marinas
• insulation for wine tanks and pipe work
• insulation for buildings with or without reflective foil facings
• theming for movie sets and amusement parks
• insulated concrete form-work (ICFs) for buildings (cut from block or custom molded)
• decorative architectural moldings for building applications
• floatation for boats, jet-skis and surfboards

Packaging and profile cutting

EPS has shock absorbing properties making it ideal for storing and transporting fragile items such as wines, chemicals, electronic equipment, and pharmaceutical products. Its thermal insulation and moisture resistant properties are perfect for packaging

  • Lightweight and portable,
  • Easily laminated with epoxy resin,
  • Thermal insulation,
  • Ideal for outdoor/indoor works,
  • Resistant to Moisture,
  • Extremely durable,
  • Compression resistant,
  • Easily recyclable,
  • Low cost,
  • Manufactured into different shapes, sizes and compression materials,
  • High shock absorbency characteristics,
  • Possibility to apply different coating (water-based paints, render coatings and metal claddings.)

Long-term use: if the coating is applied properly it can last for decades.