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Facts About EPS


The structure of expanded polystyrene (EPS) makes it a simple, effective insulator that can be used to keep products hot or cold.


EPS absorbs shock. It is used in bicycle helmets, child car seats and to package fragile and high value items.


98% Air
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is 98% air, making it a uniquely resource-efficient material.


100% Recyclable
Thousands of tonnes of expanded polystyrene are recycled every year in the UK. Browse the different EPS recycling centres located around the UK.

EPS reduces your fuel consumption, positively contributing to your sustainability targets.

Compression Resistant
EPS has excellent compressive resistance, making it an ideal material to package and protect heavy items, most especially our homes delivery boxes.


EPS can be designed and moulded into almost any shape.


Water resistant
EPS is naturally buoyant and water resistant.


Reassuring Appearance
EPS has a clean, hygienic appearance making it perfect for packaging fresh food and pharmaceutical items.


EPS is completely inert. This makes it a good packaging material for food or any sensitive items.


EPS can be branded, with labels or by embossing your brand into the moulded product. Perfect for being noticed by your customers’.


View our Sustainability page for more information.

And there's a neat infographic on EPS and the manufacturing process, from bead to product, here...

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