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What are the benefits offered by EPS?

User benefits:

  • Excellent thermal insulation
    EPS is 98 percent air, and is therefore and excellent thermal insulation material.
  • Proven acoustic insulation
    EPS absorbs sound, both impact sound in floating floors and airborne sound for walls.
  • Moisture resistant
    EPS resists degradation by absorption of water.
  • Lifetime durability
    EPS does not decompose. It therefore provides lifetime application.
  • Flexible mechanical properties
    With its flexible production process, the mechanical properties of EPS can be adjusted to suit every specified application.
  • Versatile
    EPS can be manufactured in almost any shape or size, and is compatible with a wide variety of materials.
  • Cost-effective
    EPS offers the best price/performance ratio compared to any other insulation material.
  • Easy to transport
    EPS is almost as light as air, so it saves fuel in transport.
  • Easy to install
    EPS is light, practical, safe and comfortable to handle and install.
  • Flame retardant
    There are two grades: FR grade, a version that is "self extinguishing" that includes a flame retardant and non-FR without a flame retardant.

Environmental benefits:

  • Extremely safe
    EPS is non-toxic and totally inert. It contains no Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or Hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and never has at any time during its life-cycle. It is also totally absent of any nutritional value so no fungi or micro-organisms, such as mold, can grow within EPS.
  • Recyclable
    At the end of its initial application, EPS is recycled in high percentages of up to70 % . The options include recycling directly into new building products, as light weight fill material or by incineration to recover its inherent energy content. The choice of a recycling method is based on technical, environmental and economic considerations.
  • Health Aspects
    EPS presents no dangers to health in installation and use. EPS doesn't scratch your hands nor does it irritate your skin or mucous membranes. Labour laws do not require gloves or masks to work with such a soft and solid material. EPS is biologically inert and doesn't produce any pathogenic dust, even on the long term. Thus EPS is safe for both installers and users.
  • Fulfils all fire and safety requirements
    All EPS building applications, as promoted by the European EPS industry, fulfil local building regulations in every European country.