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The Benefits and Uses Of Polystyrene Sheets

 

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There is hardly any products as versatile, sturdy or reusable as polystyrene.

 

Polystyrene can be used for a myriad of things, from insulating coolers and cold storage, props for theme parks and movie sets, floatation for pontoons and marinas, the list goes on.

 

Even when the polystyrene has been shaped in to a sheet, its versatility is still quite extensive, especially in the building industry. Which is why Styroboard EPS from Foamex is an ideal solution for your building and construction needs.  

 

Widely used across a number of building applications, Styroboard EPS is a versatile and well proven construction material. Lightweight, strong, clean, and easy to handle, Styroboard EPS provides insulation from temperature and noise and can be used as a base for rendered panels.

 

Styroboard EPS is ideal for use in both commercial and residential applications including warehouses, factories, shop fronts, office buildings, houses and apartment blocks, sheds, patios, and garages.

 

Weather resistant with excellent thermal insulation properties and low moisture absorbency, Styroboard EPS is the perfect material for insulating cool-rooms, ceilings, void former under slabs, walls, and roofs.

 

Thermal Properties

 

Suitable for use across steel studs, timber studs, concrete and masonry buildings, Styroboard Expanded Polystyrene Sheets provide an efficient and economical solution for insulation. Often used on the outside of the wall stud, cavities are maintained closer to room temperature which reduces the risk of surface and cavity condensation. The thermal mass advantages of concrete and masonry walls are also improved.

 

Styroboard EPS and the Effects of Moisture

 

It is recommended that an effective vapour barrier be provided in situations where significant moisture content build-up is likely to occur. Styroboard EPS is generally resistant to moisture gain; however, moisture content will affect its thermal performance as with all insulating material.

 

There is a linear relationship between thermal resistance (R-value) loss and moisture content increase by volume. There is an approximate 2.5% loss of R-value per 1% of moisture content by volume increase (up to 20% m.c. by volume). Styroboard that has a 2% moisture content by volume will have 95% of its dry R-value.

 

Our Environment

 

The manufacture of Styroboard EPS produces no ozone depleting gases and uses no chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

 

For each kilogram of oil used in the manufacture of Styroboard insulation, savings of up to 200kg of heating fuel can be made over the average lifespan of a house. In turn this plays a positive role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and the effects of global warming.

 

Styroboard EPS from Foamex does not degrade into harmful substances or contaminate ground water. There have also been no reports of any harmful effects on health that could be due to a causal relationship with Styroboard.

 

On top of all that, polystyrene sheets are 100% recyclable. Therefore, any leftover sheets, or those found during a demolition, can be broken down and repurposed for future use.

 

The benefits and uses of Foamex’s Styroboard EPS sheets are wide and varied, making them one of the most versatile building materials in the market.

 

For further information or to request a quote, please feel free to contact one of our state offices, or fill out our Online Enquiry Form, and we will contact you back as soon as possible.

 

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