Advantages

Α. General

 

  • Sales promotion: it has attractive appearance, it is a modern material, in its exterior face can be printed out the customer’s logo, is offered in the market except from the usual white, in various colours such as blue, green, etc.
  • Bad conductor of electricity: high resistance in the escape of current through its mass
  • Resistance in time: it is not decomposed, it is not influenced by water, so it is resistant in time
  • Low weight: it contains 98% air
  • Inactive Material: it is chemically neutral, it is not dissolved in water
  • It does not pollute the environment: it contributes to the restriction of the problem of Greenhouse and Acidic Rain, because with its use as a thermal insulating material for the buildings, it helps to reduce the energy consumption for heating and cooling, assisting in the drastic reduction of polluting gases (CO2, SO2)
  • Recyclable material: environmentally friendly and 100% recyclable, not toxic and completely inactive, it does not contain CFCs and HCFCs, and it did not contain them ever during its life cycle.


Β. Insulation - Construction - Decoration

 

  • Material with flame retardant: EPS for construction and insulation uses should contain flame retardants. Flame retardants are added to the raw material by the chemical companies.
  • Adaptability: flexible material, easily formed, it can be cut in every desirable size, dimensions and shape
  • Technical properties: it can be produced in a large variety of densities and bead diameters, with corresponding technical properties, depending on the final desirable use of the product
  • Application ease: it is considered to be a very friendly material to the consumer
  • Chemical resistance: in its collaboration with other building materials such as the cement etc.

Γ. Packaging 

 

  • Preservation of vitamin C: fruits and vegetables maintain for more time, their content in vitamin C when packed in EPS compared with other materials
  • Suitable for storage of foods and pharmaceutical material: foods or pharmaceutical material that are sensitive to temperature changes, when packed in EPS remain fresh and in constant temperature more, they are protected from large temperature changes (thermal shocks) and from destruction or breakages
  • Certificate of Appropriateness: for use as packaging material in foods and drinks
  • Absorption of shocks and vibrations: it has high factor of shock absorption and in case of a fall or a hit, it is the ideal material for the protection of sensitive products during their transport and storage period
  • Thermal insulation: it is an excellent thermal insulating material and its coefficient of thermal conductivity is ranging from λ=0,035 W/m*K until λ=0,029 W/m*K depending on the density of production and the type of raw material
  • Low weight: with its use as a packaging material, it decreases the carrying load of products total weight
  • Compression resistance: its strong resistance to compression allows the placement of many packs stacked in height, facilitating the storage during their transport and at the point of sale
  • Chemical resistance: it is chemically inactive, so it is used without problems for the packaging of foods and other products without reacting with them
  • Adaptability: as a shape moulded product it can take the form and shape that serves every packaging need.