What Is EPS or Expanded Polystyrene?

EPS or Expanded Polystyrene, commonly called Styrofoam, is a lightweight product that is usually quite light and consists of expanded polystyrene grains. First invented in 1839 by Edward Simon in the heart of Germany, it is a foam that is made up of 95% plastic and 5% plastic.

Styrene is a major component of some solid plastic particles, consisting of the monomer styrene. A thermoplastic that is hard at normal room temperature, polystyrene can melt at very high temperatures and thus harden again at room temperature. You can contact the experienced eps recycling companies to recycle the polystyrene or styrofoam waste.

The grain volume of the original polystyrene and the expanded polystyrene version is approximately forty times the original volume.

Use of polystyrene

Good thermal insulation, excellent damping properties; while very light weight are some of the characteristics of polystyrene. Different uses of polystyrene can be:-

1. White foam packing

2. Building materials

3. Foam base of many surfboards.

Homeowners looking to expose their roof joists, EPS panels can be placed between the exposed spring and finished ceiling ducts and the plywood roof to create an energy efficient barrier.

In addition, polystyrene is used as a floating material for the construction of pontoons and marinas, and as a lightweight filler in road and rail construction.