White Expanded Polystyrene
WARM Therm White EPS
White Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is a lightweight, versatile insulation material used in construction, its thermal and moisture resistant.
Expanded Polystyrene is a lightweight closed cell rigid insulation formed by the expansion of polystyrene beads. EPS has excellent long term thermal and moisture resistance. EPS insulation is reliable, cost effective and compatible with major construction materials systems.
The product is made of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and has a white thermal insulation panel. Offers high thermal insulation performance. Gas harmful to humans and the environment ara not used in its production.
It is used for external insulation of building walls, as well as for thermal insulation applications of insulation in terraces and hipped roofs. cells refrigerating rooms. It is particularly preferred in the passive domestic applications. Conservation information: Should be stored in a cool and ventilated, not humid environment. Avoid contact with direct sunlight and be near head sources.
Thanks to its high flexibility, it does not break, does not disintegrate and is easily applied to the wall when cutting. It does not retain water, it is water repellent characteristic is increased and has a very low water absorption rate. (WL (T) 2 2 %). Maintains dimensional stability throughoul the life of the building. No gases that are used in its production.
White Thermal Insulation Panel
Color : White
Thickness : Between 1cm – 2 cm
Dimensions : 50×100 cm
Edge Shape : Straight
Cellular Content : Air 98% , 2%
What is White Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)?
It is a lightweight, rigid, and closed-cell insulation material commonly used in construction and packaging. It is made by expanding and molding polystyrene beads, resulting in a cellular structure that provides excellent thermal insulation properties. EPS is known for its versatility, durability, moisture resistance, and affordability, making it a popular choice in various industries. It is commonly used for insulation in walls, roofs, floors, and foundations, as well as in packaging materials for protecting fragile items during transportation.
How is White White Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) produced?
It is produced through a process called “expandable bead molding.” Here are the steps involved in the production of White EPS:
Pre-expansion: Polystyrene beads, containing a blowing agent, are heated and expanded using steam. This causes the beads to increase in size and become light and fluffy.
Aging: The expanded beads are left to age for a specific period, allowing the blowing agent to stabilize within the beads.
Molding: The aged beads are then placed in a mold or cavity and subjected to steam or hot air. The heat causes the beads to soften and fuse together, forming a solid block of expanded polystyrene.
Cooling: The molded EPS block is cooled, which helps in setting and strengthening the shape.
Cutting: The cooled block is cut into desired shapes and sizes using hot wires or saws, depending on the specific application.
Further processing: The cut EPS pieces may undergo additional processing steps, such as laminating, shaping, or coating, based on their intended use.
How does White Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) compare to other insulation materials?
It is insulation material has certain characteristics that differentiate it from other insulation materials. Here’s a comparison between White EPS and some commonly used insulation materials:
Thermal insulation: White EPS offers excellent thermal insulation properties, providing high R-values (a measure of thermal resistance). It effectively reduces heat transfer, keeping buildings warm in winter and cool in summer. EPS has comparable or superior thermal performance compared to other insulation materials like fiberglass, mineral wool, or cellulose.
Moisture resistance: EPS is a closed-cell insulation material, which means it is highly resistant to moisture absorption. It does not easily retain water, ensuring its insulation properties remain unaffected over time. In comparison, materials like fiberglass can lose their thermal effectiveness when damp.
Lightweight and easy installation: EPS is lightweight and relatively easy to handle and install. It can be cut into desired shapes and sizes, making it adaptable to various construction applications. Its lightweight nature also simplifies transportation and reduces labor costs during installation.
Cost-effective: White EPS is generally cost-effective compared to other insulation materials. Its availability, ease of manufacturing, and competitive pricing make it an economical choice for insulation projects.
Fire resistance: EPS can be treated with fire-retardant additives to enhance its fire resistance. However, in its standard form, EPS is combustible and may contribute to the spread of flames. Materials like mineral wool and certain types of fiberglass insulation offer better fire resistance.
Environmental impact: While EPS is energy-efficient and offers long-term benefits, its environmental impact has been a subject of debate. EPS is derived from petroleum-based raw materials and is not biodegradable. However, it is recyclable, and efforts are being made to improve its sustainability through recycling initiatives.