About EPS in packaging
The outstanding shock absorbency of expanded polystyrene packaging guarantees the protection of a broad range of products, from white and brown goods through to electronic components.
The exceptional durability of expanded polystyrene means that it can effectively protect products from the factory to the home. It is abrasion resistant, yet has a relatively soft surface to protect goods against damage and dirt.
EPS is made of 98% air, making it one of the lightest packaging materials. It adds very little to the weight of the packaging, so transport costs and fuel emissions are kept to a minimum.
EPS can be custom-shaped to protect the smallest electrical component or the largest fridge-freezer. This reduces the amount of packaging required, resulting in savings on space, distribution and damaged-goods costs.
The thermal insulating properties of EPS help keep food fresh and prevent condensation throughout the distribution chain. It is used in the fish industry for the packaging of chilled products and in the agricultural sector for seed trays and the packing of fruit and vegetables.
EPS is being successfully and profitably recovered and recycled throughout the UK. Recycled EPS is either used to make new EPS insulation or packaging, or items such as replacement hardwood furniture, CD and video cases.
EPS can be clearly marked with the contents or company logo, or labelling can be attached directly to the EPS packaging.
All these qualities add up to make EPS one of the most cost effective, best value-for-money packaging materials on the market today.