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

Waffle Pod Slab to help achieve 6-star rating

Waffle pod slab build houses are becoming just as common as traditional pour slabs as home owners and builders try to achieve important 6-star and above ratings. The main benefit of aiming to achieve high star ratings is to build more energy efficient homes which in turn can have a..... Read More

High compressive strength of polystyrene confirmed

The use of building materials has changed from one material to another over time thanks to ongoing technological advancements. This has led to the production and use of polystyrene blocks in building construction.  One of the most important properties of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) as a build..... Read More

Foamex response to Victorian ban on EPS for high rise buildings

Last month, the Victorian Cladding Taskforce delivered an interim report calling for bans on certain cladding products for multi-storey buildings.  Aluminium Cladding Panels with a polyethylene core of more than 30 per cent, like what was found in the Grenfell and Melbourne Lacross building f..... Read More

Benefits of Polystyrene Diamond Pod system vs Concrete Slab system

Foamex Diamond Pods, a polystyrene waffle pod system, is leading the way in alternative concrete slab filling solutions, providing concrete slab support and increased thermal insulation. Using Foamex Diamond Pods, construction is quicker and more cost effective than traditional concrete slabs. Rea..... Read More

Why well insulated homes start at the edge

Slab edge can be responsible for approximately 80% of the slab’s total heat loss1,  with further research showing that thermal resistance does not significantly improve by fully extending the insulation under the slab or by increasing the thickness of the insulation under the slab. &nb..... Read More

Benefits of Polystyrene Packaging

Polystyrene has long been regarded as the ideal choice for packaging material due to its light weight and thermal insulation properties – coupled with the ability to custom mould to fit. Expanded polystyrene is the ideal inexpensive, lightweight packaging material, making it not only an..... Read More

Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) – Uses and Applications

Extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam is rigid foam providing a strong, yet lightweight and flexible insulation solution which is resistant to water absorption, making it ideal for a range of building and commercial applications.Extruded Polystyrene Board is ideal for a range of uses – from wa..... Read More

Supporting EPSA on expanded polystyrene cladding for housing

As a leading manufacturer of expanded polystyrene cladding (EPS), we feel it’s important to help our customers and the wider building industry to better understand the key difference between common cladding materials. We support our industry body, the EPSA, which in a recent statement noted tha..... Read More

The Benefits and Uses Of Polystyrene Sheets

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..... Read More
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