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About EPS Foam
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is a building material equipped for upgrading the building’s plan and structural integrity. Since its acknowledgment as the conventional insulating material in the 1950s, EPS has encountered quick advancement in other new implementations. Presently, EPS is used in many building structures because of its sustainability advantage and improvement in terms of energy efficiency, durability, and indoor natural quality.
Lately, there has been a massive growth of interest in the use of expanded polystyrene (EPS) for the development industry. EPS is a well‐established protection material utilized for different applications as it has a light yet rigid foam with excellent thermal insulation and high impact resistance. Aside from that, it has a high load‐bearing limit at a low weight, absolute water and vapor barrier, air tightness for controlled conditions, long life, low maintenance, quick, and economic development. The expanded polystyrene foam is a lightweight cell plastic consisting of little spherical‐shaped particles containing about 98% air. This microcellular closed-cell construction gives EPS its excellent insulating and shock absorbing characteristics.
Expanded Polystyrene Properties
- Thermal Properties (insulation): EPS has low thermal conductivity because of its closed-cell structure comprising 98% air. This air caught inside the cells is a poor thermal conductor and subsequently, give the foam its superb
- Mechanical strength: Flexible production makes EPS flexible in power, adjusted to suit the particular application. EPS with high compressive strength is utilized for weighty burden-bearing applications, while for void shaping, EPS with a lower compressive strength can be used. By and large, strength qualities increment with thickness; anyway, EPS foam bundling’s padding attributes are influenced by the math of the formed part and, less significantly, by bead size and handling conditions, just as density.
- Dimensional Stability: EPS offers outstanding dimensional soundness, remaining virtually unaffected inside a broad scope of ambient factors. EPS foam’s most extreme dimensional difference can be relied upon to be under 2%, which places EPS as per ASTM Test Method D2126.
- Electrical Properties: The dielectric strength of EPS is around 2KV/mm. Its dielectric steady estimated in the frequency range of 100-400 MHZ, and net densities from 20-40 kg/m3 lies between 1.02 and 1.04. Formed EPS can be treated with antistatic agents to follow the electronic industry and military packaging specifications.
- Water Absorption: EPS isn’t hygroscopic. In any event, when submerged in water, it assimilates just a limited quantity of water. As the cell dividers are waterproof, water can infiltrate the froth through the fused beads’ little channels.
- 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.
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.
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