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
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