Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is a lightweight cellular plastic material consisting of small hollow spherical balls that are expanded through a molding process in our factories to create a cost effective, highly efficient material used in hundreds of different applications.
Sometimes confused with Styrofoam, EPS is a rigid foam material that is lightweight, due to it being composed of up to 98% air, and has astounding insulation properties. EPS can be manufactured in most any dimension or density.
What is Expanded Polystyrene used for?
The low weight of EPS relative to its strength and rigidity cause it to be an ideal material for protecting fragile shipments while keeping shipment costs to an absolute minimum. For customers requiring temperature control for their packaging needs, EPS is perfect for insulating those products.
EPS is also becoming a popular material for use in building and construction applications and it’s inexpensive costs make it an ideal solution for:
Why use Expanded Polystyrene?
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is widely used in many everyday applications where its light weight, strength, durability, thermal insulation and shock absorption characteristics provide superior benefits over other materials. These characteristics, combined with its versatility, performance and cost effectiveness have made EPS a packaging and building material of choice for over 50 years.
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is inert, non toxic and recyclable. The use of Expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation products significantly reduces the energy requirements for both heating and cooling in any structures where it is applied. Combined with its inexpensive cost, EPS is a versatile choice and helping to save on costs and lower the structure's carbon footprint.