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EPS – Expanded polystyrene (AIRPOP® ENGINEERED AIR)

Ideal for the development of efficient, economical and recyclable, moulded products, expanded polystyrene (EPS) is a thermoplastic material with an alveolar structure composed of 98% air (EPS 20g/l).

EPS is suitable for a large number of applications on account of its technical characteristics :

  • Mechanical and insulating properties,
  • Lightness,
  • Attractive price,
  • 100% recyclable,
  • High shock absorption,
  • Moisture resistant,
  • Hygienic,
  • Three-dimensional design freedom,
  • Long-lasting, rot-proof and antifungal,
  • Does not pose any known health hazard.

EPS or Airpop ® allows for interesting variants, such as :

  • Technical EPS, with densities up to 200 kg/m3 and the possibility of tolerances up to 100 microns, offering qualities appreciated, amongst others, in the building sector.
  • EPS-based copolymers, which offer efficient solutions for the electronics industry.
  • EPS treated with antistatic material, ideal for electronic applications.
  • Fireproof EPS with improved properties for fire resistance.

EPP – expanded polypropylene

More resistant than EPS, expanded polypropylene (EPP) can be used and reused for years. It meets the needs of demanding industries, such as the automotive industry, the sport and leisure industry, electronics, the health sector, HVAC, etc. and is particularly suitable for reusable packaging.

EPP presents the following technical characteristics :

  • Resistant material that can absorb repeated shocks,
  • Insulating properties,
  • Numerous technical applications,
  • Lightness,
  • Resistant to oils, petrol and chemical products,
  • Temperature resistant (-40°C to 110°C),
  • Three-dimensional design freedom,
  • Manufacture which does not require any component harmful to the environment,
  • 100% recyclable,
  • Easy to clean and to sterilise,
  • Acoustic insulation properties (specific grade).

EPP is available in interesting specific variants, such as :

  • Antistatic or dissipative EPP, very suitable for automotive or electronic applications since it protects electronic products sensitive to electrostatic discharges and because it keeps valuable products dust free.
  • Conductive EPP: its superior electrostatic conductive properties make this material particularly suited to returnable containers in the electrical industry and to anechoic chambers.
  • Acoustic EPP which is one of the exceedingly rare insulating materials that can be moulded.
  • Fireproof EPP with improved fire-resistance properties.
  • EPP with grades containing up to 25% of recycled EPP (from waste recovered in the oceans).

EPE – Expanded polyethylene

Suitable for fragile products, expanded polyethylene (EPE) is much more flexible and makes it possible to obtain particularly good shock absorption.

Its technical characteristics open the way to numerous applications :

  • Flexible material that can absorb repeated shocks,
  • Great mechanical memory,
  • Resistant to oils, petrol and chemical properties,
  • Lightness,
  • Antistatic.

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