10 Good Reasons for using EPS styFrene™
When it comes to the thermal insulation of buildings, here are 10 good reasons for using EPS styFRENE™
1. EPS is a lightweight cellular material derived from petroleum and natural gas by-products which over the past six decades has become accepted world-wide as a safe, economical and energy-saving form of building insulation.
2. EPS is effective and compatible with cement, concrete, brick, masonry, mortars, plaster and bitumen-based damp-proof membranes.
3. EPS is lightweight and easy to work with, being supplied in moulded forms to required shape and size, or as large blocks for cutting into sheets and shapes.
4. EPS is moisture-resistant and retains its thermal properties.
5. EPS is rot-proof and durable. Correctly installed, EPS remains effective as a thermal insulation product for the duration of a building.
6. EPS is fire-resistant. Type FR contains a flame-retarding additive.
7. EPS is energy-saving and helps conserve energy usage in other areas such as electrical heaters and open fires.
8. EPS is environment-friendly, consisting of organic materials (primarily carbon and hydrogen) making it one of the most ecologically harmless products. It contains no CFCs and does not damage the ozone layer.
9. EPS is easily disposable. Correctly incinerated, 100kg of EPS polystyrene leaves just 0,01kg of ash, and the gases emitted are non-toxic.
10. EPS is recyclable. Pure EPS scrap can be ground down and used for production of new EPS, mixed with soil as a composting aid or used as a lightweight aggregate for concrete and insulating mortars. Waste EPS can be applied in feedstock recycling where it is used as a chemical source in production of other materials such as manufacturing steel. Waste EPS can be broken down, mixed with refuse and burnt as a fuel, or disposed of by landfill, providing aeration and breakdown of organic matter.
Whichever way you look at efficient thermal insulation, EPS scores ten out of ten.