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To realize a future where closed-loop recycling, repeated recycling, and reuse of foams become standard processes in our society to help sustain our environment, as opposed to current processes of downcycling into lower quality materials.
Introduction to EPS (Expandable Polystyrene)
In both Canada and the US, the word “Styrofoam” is used to describe EPS (Expandable Polystyrene), the white material commonly used in coffee cups and cushioning in packages. In actuality, “Styrofoam” refers to a trademarked brand of closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam (XPS), which is light blue in colour and is owned and manufactured by The Dow Chemical Company for construction purposes.
Why using EPS
EPS is a material composed primarily of air (>90%), and is a lightweight material which is heat insulating, noise absorbent, shock resistant, and corrosion resistant. Due to these special characteristics, there are many varied applications for EPS, including: industrial (packaging of electronics), agricultural (plant culture), construction (highway subgrade), and other daily applications, such as disposable tableware, etc.