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Does the manufacture of EPS have any impact upon the environment?

EPS is one of the best insulation materials with respect to environmental impact. EPS does not damage the ozone layer because in the manufacturing process no CFCs are used. The environmental effects of the manufacture of EPS raw material (expandable polystyrene bead) and its conversion to EPS insulation material are minor. LCA analysis by the Building Research Establishment, UK (BRE) places EPS at the best possible environmental ranking: A+

For further information see the downloads page:
EUMEPS-Brochure "EPS The Environmental Truth – Results of the Life Cycle Assessment" ( PDF, 342.94 kB)
EUMEPS-Brochure "Building a better environment with EPS" ( PDF, 426.36 kB)