Expanded polystyrene, or EPS, is one of the most widely used commodity polymers. It has been a material of choice for more than 50 years because of its versatility, performance and cost effectiveness. It is widely used in many everyday applications.
EPS is a thermoplastic product with a unique combination of qualities, including: light weight, strength, durability, shock absorption properties, insulating properties and excellent processability.
EPS is used in many applications, including:
Thermal insulation in buildings.
Food packaging to maintain the temperature of hot or cold food and prevent spoilage.
Protection for valuable and fragile goods.
Evaluation of test results obtained from dioxin analyses made on expanded polystyrene samples containing a polymeric brominated flame retardant (December 2013)
For more information, see: www.eps.co.uk