3 Popular Uses for EPS and EPP

3 Popular Uses for EPS and EPP

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) and expanded polypropylene (EPP) are versatile and provide significant advantages – improved thermal efficiency, durability, strength and safety, to name a few. Here are some popular applications you may not have known about:

1. HVAC Insulation

The superior thermal insulation of EPS and EPP plays a vital part in the effectiveness of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC) components. EPS can reduce heat loss and maintain the temperature in popular products like refrigerators and coolers.

Furthermore, EPS has widespread use for duct and pipe insulation in heating and ventilation systems, water heaters, pumps, filters and motors. It can house HVAC components and act as thermal covers and casings where heat exchange is needed. Examples include:

  • Refrigerator and heating components housing
  • Thermal covers for heating system components
  • Thermal ducting solutions for ventilation systems

Air conditioning systems components

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) manufactured by the Isowall Group is fast becoming recognized as the insulation material of choice by specifiers of “Bills of Quantities”. This comes largely as a result of our technical knowledge backed up by years of experience in the building and construction industry.

2. Seating/Cushioning

Both EPS and EPP have extensive applications in seating and cushioning, providing strength, comfort, performance and impact protection while reducing weight and integrating well with other materials.

In the automotive industry, EPS and EPP are known for their excellent durability, shock absorption, buoyancy, cushioning and crash performance. Both materials are suitable for custom seating designs and padding, too. Examples include:

  • Automotive seating
  • Lightweight aircraft seating
  • Custom design and event seating
  • Horse saddle padding

3. Consumer Products

EPS and EPP products have become available in a variety of shapes, sizes, grades, densities, and colours, depending on their required benefits and final applications.

Various consumer products include these materials in their composition to benefit from unique physical and functional properties. Examples include:

  • Modular lightweight furniture
  • Compost bins
  • Surfboards and floatation devices
  • Insulating and protective cases

Isowall is the supplier of choice within Africa for Insulated Sandwich Panel, EPS and EPP products. Contact us for more information.


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