Keep in touch with the latest news from Foamex regarding our products and the latest happenings in the polystyrene manufacturing industry in Australia.

Safe and Quality Features of Expanded Polystyrene Foam Blocks by Foamex

Foamex StyroBloc expanded polystyrene foam blocks are a versatile alternative popular within the building and construction industry for their ergonomic trademark. Consisting of almost 98% air, EPS blocks are easy to handle, carry, and install, which can help in minimising construction time. It is..... Read More

What happens to Expol in the case of a fire?

This is one question we get asked about a lot by our customers, and in light of recent overseas events, it is an important one. Foamex's Expol Underfloor Insulation has a fire retardant component built into every panel; which means when the panels are exposed to a small flame source, th..... Read More

Australian green building market set to flourish

Australia currently has one of the most active green building markets in the world, and the level of activity is expected to grow over the next three years to 2021. That’s the key takeaway from the recently released World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report [1], produced by US-based D..... Read More

Why underfloor insulation is key to draught proofing a home

It’s time to rethink how we insulate our homes against draughts. Expanded polystyrene insulation is one of the most effective materials for sustainably insulating draughty houses. Unlike many of our Northern Hemisphere counterparts, in Australia we tend to build houses with plenty of draughts...... Read More

Versatile Extruded Polystyrene Sheets for Energy Efficient Homes from Foamex

The increasing emphasis on sustainability transforms the way industry players are specifying building materials, including versatile extruded polystyrene sheets. It is common knowledge that the energy-efficiency of a building structure depends on the materials utilised in creating its envelope. He..... Read More

Unsure of the differences between polyethylene and EPS?

The NSW Government has followed its Victorian counterpart and introduced a building product use ban that prohibits the use of aluminium composite panels with a core comprised of greater than 30 per cent polyethylene. Such products were found in the tragic Grenfell Tower and Melbourne Lac..... Read More

Foamex pledges support for EPSA’s new Pod Code of Practice

At Foamex we’re great supporters and contributors to our industry body, Expanded Polystyrene Australia (EPSA). EPSA is the peak national body for manufacturers and distributors in Australia, and our own General Manager Justin Kelsey is an EPSA Board Member. You can read the revis..... Read More

Port of Melbourne Project uses Foamex StyroBloc to deliver lightweight fill solution

The Port of Melbourne Port Capacity Project is redeveloping Webb Dock to be able to operate as an international container handling facility. The project, with an estimated cost of $1.6 billion, includes construction of new roads to Webb Dock Drive and Kooringa Way located below the West..... Read More

Foamex partners with luxury retailer to launch new products

Expanded polystyrene is one of the most versatile and cost-effective materials for both packaging and building/construction applications due to it being lightweight, easy to handle, durable, strong, flexible, and recyclable. Foamex recently completed a job that demonstrates just how creative..... Read More
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