What is EPS
Expanded Polystyrene, or EPS for short, is a lightweight, rigid, plastic foam insulation material produced from solid beads of polystyrene. Expansion is achieved by virtue of small amounts of pentane gas dissolved into the polystyrene base material during production. The gas expands under the action of heat, applied as steam, to form perfectly closed cells of EPS. These cells occupy approximately 40 times the volume of the original polystyrene bead. The EPS beads are then moulded into appropriate forms suited to their application.
Who needs EPS?
Anyone who needs to thermally and acoustically insulate walls, roofs or floors will find EPS the ideal, cost-effective and easy-to-use material in all types of buildings, from houses and offices to factories and schools. EPS is used by civil engineers as a lightweight fill or void-forming material. It is also used as a flotation material.