What is (EPS) Expanded Polystyrene Foam?
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is a white foam plastic material produced from solid beads of polystyrene. It is primarily used for packaging, insulation etc. It is a closed-cell, rigid foam material produced from Styrene – which forms the cellular structure.
Pentane – A blowing agent
Both styrene and pentane are hydrocarbon compounds and obtained from petroleum and natural gas byproducts. . It can be solid or foamed. General-purpose polystyrene is clear, hard, and rather brittle. It is an inexpensive resin per unit weight.
Applications of Expanded Polystyrene
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is used for the production of a number of applications such as:
- Building and Construction:
EPS is widely used in building and construction industry thanks to its insulation properties, chemical inertness, bacterial & pest resistance, etc. Its closed-cell structure allows only a little water absorption. It is durable, strong 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. Brackets, domes, foam mouldings, columns, trims, balusters, arches, floating docks, party or production sets and any architectural details. Foam forms for precast, pour concrete, moulds and negatives.
- Food Packaging
- Industrial Packaging