The Wonders of EPS

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Insulation is an important aspect of any building, especially in our climate where fuel bills can sky rocket as we try to stay warm and comfortable. High on everybody’s agenda also these days is sustainability, especially within the construction industry, and developments and research are ongoing into the best way to deliver this. Expanded Polystyrene [EPS] ticks many of the boxes here, providing an uncompromising insulation outcome. It is used widely within food packaging, and has a variety of applications within the building arena and lots of other areas both in the UK and internationally.

The versatility of this material is impressive, it is used extensively in packaging due to the fact that any product of any size may be perfectly packaged in expanded polystyrene. It acts as an ideal shock absorber, and parts of the industrial sector have been significantly transformed by this product, as any large and valuable item is totally protected from damage during transportation or handling.

The list of product types to benefit from being packaged in this innovative material include electrical goods and components, pharmaceutical products, toys, household and garden items etc along with a vast amount of other items. The mould-able nature of the material means no staples or sharp edges, an advantage for those working within EPS production systems. It also represents one of the most viable options when it comes to efficiency, versatility and cost.

EPS is also extensively used throughout the building industry including structures like roads, bridges, railway lines, public buildings and homes. The home of course needs to be protected from extremes of weather, prompting the application of EPS, some people have even used EPS to insulate their sheds and garages. Although the better the design and specification of your shed, the less likely that stored belongings will deteriorate or become rusty or mouldy, so additional insulation is not normally required.

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