Material Info


What is Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)? 

    • Styrene is a clear, colorless liquid derived from petroleum and natural gas by-products
    • A rigid cellular plastic that is made from expanding polystyrene beads
    • In its expanded state, EPS consists of approximately 95% air and 5% actual plastic. These unique properties give EPS its exceptional cushioning and insulating properties. 
    • EPS in its fundamental form consists of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.


Advantages of EPS:

    • Versitility in material densities, part changes, and design and production options
    • Low cost - Little set-up, most cost effective foam available, no tooling
    • Light weight - Reduces shipping costs and is ergonomic
    • Exceptional shock absorption
    • Superior product protection
    • Lowest cost per R-Value - Great insulator
    • Reduced damages and replacement costs
    • Low abrasion
    • Water, mold/bacterial, and pest resistant
    • Environmentally sound and is recyclable
    • Contains no CFCs, HCFCs or HFC's


Why EPS?

 Why is EPS a superior foam? Click here to find out. 



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EPS versus

Information comparing expanded polystyrene (EPS) to Foam-In-Place and mix/spray foams, extruded EPS (pink, blue, and yellow baord), paper pulp, polyethylenes (PE), polypropolyenes (PP), poly esters, poly ethers, and poly urethane foams.