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

Polystyrene Compressive Strength - EPS vs XPS

It’s not just a letter that separates EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) and XPS (Extruded Polystyrene). When you’re selecting your polystyrene you need to evaluate the importance of key factors such as compressive strength, moisture retention, and insulating capability to ensure t..... Read More

Fire rating of polystyrene used in EXPOL Underfloor Insulation

Foamex has been a long time member of EPSA, the peak body for manufacturers of expanded polystyrene (EPS) in Australia and as such supports their recent media statement surrounding the materials used in the devastating Grenfell Tower building fire in the UK. In the statement, EPSA alleviated..... Read More

The Esky: History & Evolution

The Esky is pretty much a standard piece of equipment for every house in Australia. In some families, there may even be an Esky that has been passed down through the generations. You know the one… While we have all been in contact with one at some point in our lives, very few know about the his..... Read More

Benefits of foam insulation panels for building and renovating

Foam insulation panels for building and renovating are a well-tested and proven modern building technology that offers builders and home owners a wide range of benefits.  Expanded polystyrene building sheets are a highly versatile material ideal for the building and construction in..... Read More

Foamex responds to latest Victorian Building Authority ban of cladding products

The latest decrees for cladding systems used in the residential building market recently issued by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) have taken the building industry by surprise. These new regulations will only add to the confusion for builders, specifiers and customers of these types of prod..... Read More

Foamex's EPE sheets used for Melbourne White Night Festival

Melbourne-based artist Joe Blanck is a huge fan of expanded polyethylene sheets (EPE sheets) supplied by Foamex after using them to craft a large-scale art installation for last year’s White Night Festival in Melbourne. Joe used Foamex EPE sheets to create The Guardian, a large (10m x 4.5m..... Read More

How is Expanded Polystyrene manufactured?

Foamex STYROBOARD EPS expanded polystyrene is a rigid cellular plastic foam material derived from petroleum and natural gas by-products.Styrene is produced from benzene and ethylene, and is polymerised in the presence of catalysts, usually organic peroxides. To create the expanded pol..... Read More

The forgotten art of style – polystyrene architectural mouldings

With most new builds and renovation projects use rendering to give a modern finish to your home, architectural mouldings can add a welcoming layer of style, class and curb appeal to your home’s exterior. Architectural mouldings can provide a design focal point by contouring or ou..... Read More

Are you correctly disposing your EPS waste?

There’s a right and a wrong way to dispose of expanded polystyrene. Which are you using? Expanded polystyrene (EPS) sits in that undefined gray area when it comes to disposal. Does it go in the recycling bin? Does it go in the general waste bin? Are we required to use a more specific..... Read More
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