One of the most widely used products in residential and commercial construction, polystyrene is a polymer made from the styrene monomer - a liquid hydrocarbon that is commercially manufactured from petroleum by the chemical industry.
Beads of resin are subjected to steam which causes the thermoplastic polystyrene to soften and expand up to forty times its original volume. Each small bead of polystyrene is then fully sealed.
Once conditioned by ageing the expanded polystyrene beads are blown into a mould and steam is used in the forming process. The expanded polystyrene product is then dried and finished by a number of processes such as hot wire cutting or lamination.
The result of this process is a lightweight, easy to handle, durable, strong, flexible, and recyclable product that is ideal for use across a range of industries for a variety of applications.
Expanded and Extruded Polystyrene Products from Foamex
Foamex is a leading supplier of high quality Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) products in Australia, and leads the way in developing innovative uses in residential and commercial construction projects.
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