EPS brings considerable energy and resource-saving benefits making it a smart and sustainable choice for both packaging and building/construction applications.
The manufacture of EPS uses less than 0.1% of global crude oil as a feedstock however it can deliver up to 200 times its own resource in thermal energy savings.
The following characteristics of EPS enable it to minimise both environmental impacts and costs:
EPS packaging achieves significant transport savings compared to other packaging materials due to its light weight resulting in lower fuel consumption. Its exceptional cushioning and thermal properties result in lower damage rates and maintain a secure cold chain for temperature sensitive products.
EPS is one of the lightest of all construction materials allowing ease of handling and faster construction times. Its outstanding thermal insulation properties and durability ensure performance throughout the full lifetime of the building/construction application in which it is used.
EPS is also recyclable at many stages throughout its life cycle.