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

Extruded Polystyrene the victor in the fight against mould

Mould is a problem that not only affects the appearance of your home, but it can also have severe effects on the occupants living within. Mould is typically found in dark, damp, warm spaces and can start growing within 24-48 hours of the right conditions being present. The most important element..... Read More

EPS has much better thermal properties than traditional brick veneer

When it comes to choosing between expanded polystyrene and traditional brick veneer, it’s clear-cut that expanded polystyrene has the superior thermal properties to keep your house cool in summer and warm in winter. Insulation is an important feature of your house. A well-insulated ho..... Read More

Australian made Foamex Styroboard XPS - Tough and durable

Styroboard XPS is an Australian made and owned product; produced on extruding machines in Foamex’s state of the art facility in Victoria.Due to its high compressive strength and superior thermal performance, Styroboard XPS extruded polystyrene has long been the material of choice across..... Read More

Using polystyrene solutions to beat the summer heat

Find yourself sticking gel packs in between your bed mattress and fitted sheet this summer when trying to get to sleep? Good housing insulation can help regulate the indoor temperature of your home so it doesn’t feel like a sweat box each summer evening.Polystyrene is a natural insulator against..... Read More

Expanded polystyrene recovery, recycling and reuse

In Australia, approximately 45,0001 tonnes of expanded polystyrene (EPS) is produced and used each year.  Much of this EPS is embedded in long-term use, such as waffle pods used in housing construction, EPS blocks for road embankments, and in engineering/manufacturing components.&n..... Read More

Does underfloor insulation increase likelihood of termite attack?

It is estimated that Australian homes attacked each year by termites cause up to one and a half billion dollars in damage, with the average cost of repairs per home being $7,000 after a termite attack. Termite colonies work 24 hours a day, and signs of termite infestations can go undiscovered until..... Read More

Expol Rigid Underfloor Insulation Panels for Timber Floors

Rigid underfloor insulation panels are seeing a rise in demand in the Australian building and construction industry. As one of the industry leaders specializing in the development of polystyrene products, Foamex designed Expol™ rigid underfloor insulation panels to provide continuous p..... Read More

Polystyrene recycling – What you can do

Polystyrene can’t be recycled from your kerbside recycling bin, however many councils still make it possible for you to help the environment and recycle polystyrene. Polystyrene recycling drop off stations are available through many Councils across Sydney and Melbourne at a range of locations. On..... Read More

Foamex Expanded Polystyrene helps wall system achieve highest BAL rating

Unfortunately, many Australian homes are in areas prone to bushfire attack, and these homes and property are rated in terms of Bushfire Attack Levels, which in turn set minimum building guidelines. These guidelines are intended to reduce the risk of loss of life or damage to property in bushfire p..... Read More
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