Main EPS market applications for Europe

Building & Insulation applications
EPS resins are among the most popular materials for building and construction applications. EPS insulation foam are used in closed cavity walls, roofs, floor insulation and more. With its excellent price/performance ratio EPS is also used in pontoons and road construction. In addition to its traditional insulation application in the construction industry, EPS foam also finds a wide use in civil engineering and building: road foundations, void forming, flotation, drainage, impact sound insulation, modular construction elements, cellular bricks, etc. They all exploit the excellent mechanical properties of EPS combined with fast construction / assembly and low subsequent maintenance.

Packaging applications

Eggs, meat, fish and poultry. Cold drinks or carry-out meals. All these products are safely packed with EPS packaging materials; by doing so spoilage of foods is prevented. In the western world a combination of good packaging, refrigeration and transportation ensures that only two percent of food is lost through spoilage, compared with 50 percent in developing countries.

No matter what your products package, EPS have long been recognized as a versatile and cost-effective solution for foods and goods packaging.

Expensive TV's and all kind of IT equipment travel safely from the production line to the consumer's houses. EPS is the leading choice for electronic goods cushioning.    

Other applications

Apart from the typical application in construction and packaging, EPS protective qualities can also be used in crash helmets - protecting the heads and potentially the lives of cyclists, or into surface and other decoration ranging from simple printing of a brand name to an elaborate pictorial representation achieved by mould engraving, or for fun and sports with e.g. windsurfing board.

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