Are you looking for excellent insulation properties for your buildings? So Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is the one which will cater to your needs. It is a versatile, durable as well as lightweight cellular plastic material consisting of small hollow spherical balls. It is this closed cellular construction that gives EPS its phenomenal characteristics. It is produced in a wide range of densities providing a varying range of physical properties.
The initial thermal properties of EPS are maintained throughout its working life because its structure consists of 98% air. It is non-toxic, moisture resistant and rot proof. EPS is basically used as an effective thermal insulation material for walls, roofs and floors in your different kinds of buildings. You can avail EPS, manufactured in a wide range of properties, shapes and sizes as per the requirements. Therefore it is also used in many other construction applications such as void-forming fill material in civil engineering projects, as lightweight fill in road and railway construction and as flotation material in the construction of floating pontoons in yachting marinas. It is also used in many other applications such as packaging.
In spite of being light weight, the EPS’s unique structure brings the benefits of extraordinary compressive strength. Wetting of the material will not even result in cease of the material or in the showdown of other performance characteristics. You don’t have to worry about the harmful effects of water on your building as EPS is not moisture absorbent and resists degradation of the mechanical and insulation properties due to water, damp, humidity or moisture. Water vapour condensation will no longer remain a major threat to the structure of your house.
EPS is a well settled material not only for your benefits but also for the construction industry and endeavors a well substantiate, economic solution which helps builders to keep building costs within budget. EPS is one of the most economical of all the insulation materials in terms of price per unit along with other properties of the safety of handling, ease of cutting to size, light weight, long term properties and being moisture resistant. EPS offers savings on both material and labour and the best price/performance ratio of all insulation materials.
There are many other advantages of using EPS solid core panels for your new home. This insulation is solid and does not allow air movement. Its stick frame has framing thermal shorts which the other structured insulated panels do not have. Its closed cell panel prevents dust and allergens from penetrating the building. It has high load bearing capacity at a very low weight. It is an effective and durable thermal insulation. It has air-tightness for controlled environments. It has a long life with a relatively low maintenance problem.
Being lightweight, it helps in a fast and economic construction. It provides a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions when used to insulate homes. It has a better fire performance and is one of the most widely recycled plastics. Thus it is the most cost effective, economical and environment friendly insulation material available for your dream home.