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

Changing the Built Environment with Foamex Lightweight Polystyrene Waffle Pods

As a committed member of Expanded Polystyrene Australia (EPSA), Foamex developed the Diamond Pods® lightweight polystyrene waffle pods as an alternative solution to the traditional void former system for under concrete slab insulation and construction. In comparison with traditional pou..... Read More

Underfloor insulation for the whole house – not just under floorboards

Underfloor insulation is ideal to stop drafts coming up from floorboards, but did you know that you should also consider underfloor insulation under carpeted floors to add layers of insulation to your home? Thick carpet floor coverings with underlay can provide a degree of floor-based insula..... Read More

An inside look at Foamex Geofoam

Foamex Geofoam expanded polystyrene blocks are a cost-effective void filler utilised by civil engineers, construction companies and landscapers across a variety of geotechnical applications. Offering both strength and flexibility, Foamex Geofoam can provide protection from noi..... Read More

Styroboard blocks for road embankments

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) blocks may be used as a light fill material in road embankments or behind retaining structures in order to solve both stability and settlement problems due to soft subsoil conditions.    Expanded Polystyrene blocks have been used in construction and building p..... Read More

Diamond Pods by Foamex save time, money and the environment

Did you know that concrete is one of the world’s most widely used building materials, and has literally been used for thousands of years? During the 700 years of The Roman Empire, concrete was used extensively, with many structures still surviving today. But it wasn’t until the 1850s that rei..... Read More

Sustainable home construction and polystyrene

The aim of sustainable home construction is to create a comfortable home with low impact on the environment which is economical to run, healthier to live in, and adaptable to your changing needs.  Sustainable home design and construction has put a new emphasis on the use and benefits of expa..... Read More

Weigh Up The Savings Of Building With Lightweight Construction Materials

The benefits of building with lightweight construction materials may seem obvious but it really is worth looking closely at the differences that can be achieved in ease and speed of construction, cost savings, and results. Top Benefits Of Building With Lightweight Materials Reduced building co..... Read More
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Polystyrene Insulation Options – EPS and XPS

 With today’s intense focus on the environmental building goals of sustainability and energy efficiency, the proper use of building insulation is more important than ever.  One of the many uses of expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS) is for highl..... Read More

Long term performance and durability of Expanded Polystyrene for civil engineering projects confirmed

Performance and Durability of Expanded Polystyrene Expanded Polystyrene blocks have been used in construction and building projects for over forty years, uses ranging from civil engineering applications such as bridges, roads, and carparks to their use as insulation in residential and commercial..... Read More
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