The Features & Benefits of Expanded Polystyrene

Expanded Polystyrene or EPS as it is often called is used across a broad range of industries including the construction industry for both packaging and insulation as well as for creating stunning displays for the graphics and display industry.

EPS is a rigid cellular plastic foam material which comes from petroleum and natural gas by products. Once it is subjected to steam it can soften and expand up to 40 times its original size making it an extremely versatile product.

The features and benefits of EPS include:

–          Lightweight and easy to handle

–          Strong and durable

–          Highly flexible

–          Excellent thermal resistance

–          Low water absorption

–          Buoyant

–          Not subject to deterioration by insects and rodents

–          Low combustibility

–          Able to absorb shocks and vibrations

–          Recyclable

–          Non-abrasive and non-corrosive

–          Excellent chemical resistance

–          Offers a simple and quick packaging solution

–          Plus much more….

Because it is so lightweight, EPS is perfect for multiple drop transportation tasks and it also works as a great replacement for alternative products such as wood, fibre glass, rubber and felt.

The ideal insulation and packaging solution

EPS is made in a mould and then formed into a sheet. The length, width and thickness of the sheet normally depend on the foam density and it can be cut, shaped and profiled depending on the project.

In many ways EPS is the perfect insulation and packaging product. Its ability to take knocks and deal with most things that nature can throw at it means that it ultimately saves time and money. Items get delivered quicker, in larger volumes and safer all because of the features and benefits that EPS gives.

To find out more about expanded polystyrene and how your business could be saving money on packaging and insulation materials please contact Vertapak now and speak to one of our specialist team.

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