Expanded Polystyrene, also known as EPS is essentially inert, meaning it is non reactive to chemicals. There have been several studies that have been performed regarding EPS that has been placed in the soil for anywhere from 15 to 30 years and have shown only a minor break down of the EPS foam. This foam is expanded using steam and it is the entrained air that provides the insulation value in the material. EPS is a plastic, and aside from contact with hydrocarbons or exposure to UV rays from sunlight, it is relatively unaffected by other naturally degrading processes. Star R Foam has been providing quality made EPA foam blocks to our valued clients since 1982.
Star R Foam is the leading manufacturer of EPA foam blocks, that are essential within the construction and packaging industries. This recyclable material is manufactured within, and distributed from our state-of-the-art production facilities that are located in the United States. Expanded polystyrene foam is used in the insulation within the construction of roofs, walls, flooring and many other types of applications, for residential structures and commercial buildings, as well. Because of its durability and versatility, it is the most cost effective insulation that is being produced today.
The impact on the environment of everyday materials is increasingly important if we are to reduce our carbon footprint and protect our natural resources for future generations. EPS is an excellent material for packaging and for construction, as it is a light, yet rigid foam with good thermal insulation and high impact resistance. EPS is a rigid cellular plastic, which is found in a variety of shapes and applications. It is used for packaging for electrical consumer goods, storing fresh foods, such as produce, ice cream and shellfish and for insulation panels for building.
EPS is used in many aspects of construction work, including large structures such as roads, bridges, railway lines, public buildings and even family residences. The characteristics of EPS make it perfect for use as a lightweight filler, insulation, as an element for decorating or imaginative touches, as a lightweight filling material in roads, to facilitate land drainage, along with many other uses. All of the properties in EPS are retained over the whole of the material’s life and will last as long as the building itself. EPS is not changed by external agents such as fungi or parasites as they find no nutritional value in the material.
If you would like more additional information regarding the benefits of adopting the use of EPA foam blocks, Star R Foam would like to invite you to visit our web site at starrfoam.com, and learn more about all of the beneficial products that we manufacture for various uses. On our home page, you can leave your contact information and a any comments regarding any special requests that you may have, and we will gladly assist you with. You can also simply call us at 800.722.6218 and speak with one for our friendly and professional customer service reps.
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