Expanded polystyrene, which is also known as EPS, is an extremely versatile material that is used in the construction industry, and also with the packaging of items, such as electronics and other types of goods. Its exceptional shock absorbing characteristics make it perfect for the storage and transport of fragile and expensive items such as rare wines, chemicals and pharmaceutical products. It is also extremely lightweight, which saves an enormous amount of money with the cost of postage, and can also lower labor requirements. Star R Foam has been providing our valued and satisfied clients with the highest quality of several types of EPS materials since 1982.
Star R Foam is considered the top rated company that produces 100% of our expanded polystyrene
directly within our production facilities that are located in the United States. The outstanding thermal insulation and moisture resistant benefits of EPS enables perishable products, such as produce and seafood, to stay fresh and edible for a longer period of time. Choosing the right packaging material requires consideration of many factors, including the ease of handling and storage, weight, cushioning traits, production efficiency, ease of identification, customer requirements and the cost.
Because EPS contains no harmful chemicals, it can be safely used in the transportation and storage of food. Additionally, because of its low thermal conductivity, it protects contents from sudden temperatures changes. It is also a low density product which will lower the weight of packages that contain this packing material, and it has the ability to absorb high levels of energy, if is dropped or subjected to an impact. Its strength and durability remain, even if it is submerged in water or other liquids. EPS has the beneficial strength-to-weight ratio, making it an effective and popular material for the use in gliders, light and model airplanes and also surfboards.
When safety concerns are of the utmost importance, EPS is an ideal solution in this area. It is used in the manufacturing of children’s car seats and cycling helmets, because of its protective qualities, such as strength and shock-absorbency. EPS also has several uses in horticulture as in seedling trays. Granulated EPS can also be added to soil as a conditioner that offers aeration of the soil for better drainage, which leads to healthier and most stable plant growth. There are several other ways that the use of EPS can benefit, not only businesses, but the environment, as well.
If you would like some additional information regarding the advantages that your company could highly benefit from by introducing expanded polystyrene materials for your packaging and storage needs, Star R Foam would like to invite you to visit our web site at starrfoam.com, and take a look at all of the quality produced products that we manufacture on our own, within our manufacturing plants that are located in the US. For further information, please feel free to simply call us at 800.722.6218 and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer service reps.