Drawing strength from their technical, mechanical and thermal properties, products made from EPS (expanded polystyrene), EPP (expanded polypropylene) and EPE (expanded polyethylene) concern very many applications.
Isothermal and shockproof packaging
Light and shockproof, EPS, EPP and EPE make it possible to protect fragile contents as well as electronic components against risks of breakage and temperature variations during transport and handling, without impacting weight.
X-Pack proposes :
- Standard boxes and corner guards made of EPS or EPP.
- Customised boxes and wedging.
- Possibility of temperature monitoring, etc.
A strong, malleable material, EPP has an essential role to play in the automotive industry for the production of component parts (inside of mudguards, improved crashworthiness of car doors, seats, headrests, etc.), as well as reusable packaging for the transport of parts between subcontractors and assembly plants.
EPS and EPP packaging is the ideal solution for the transport of pharmaceutical packaging. Such packaging has a major role to play in maintaining the cold chain and the preservation of products, while reducing risks of losses and breakage during transport.
Insulation and construction
Whether in the form of beads, boards or even insulating formwork blocks, EPS is in widespread use for the insulation of floors, walls and roofs. EPS is an inert material with an extremely low degree of water absorption. It is an excellent insulating material that maintains its performance in the long term and has an outstanding price-quality ratio. A graphite version increases insulating properties.
It is available in different densities, depending on the applications. High-density EPS can provide an efficient contribution in some applications in the building industry too.
EPP is widely used in the HVAC sector: parts for ventilation systems, air-conditioning, heating, water heaters, etc. Expanded polypropylene is an excellent insulating material and can therefore be used to improve the performances of radiators, air conditioners or ventilation systems. It regularly insulates hydraulic pipes, pumps and engines. It also reduces heat losses and maintains the temperature in products such as refrigerators or freezers.
Equipment manufacturers, design offices and R&D
EPS, EPP and EPE make it possible to produce light components of various densities that fit perfectly into other parts or structures. The latest possibilities regarding the surface appearance of EPP opens the way to new prospects for its use. The technical features of EPP also allow smart assemblies.