Top Ten EPS Credentials
EPS is effectively 98% air minimising weight impacts in transportation
The 2% polystyrene cellular matrix gives outstanding impact resistance
Unique insulation performance keeps fish safe and eradicates waste
Hygienic & Safe
EPS is non-toxic, chemically inert and fungi and bacteria cannot grow on it
EPS is insoluble and non-hygroscopic
Low Carbon Impacts
Clean manufacturing technologies mean minimal energy and water inputs with no production waste
Highly efficient manufacture and localised production units mean EPS is a low cost, proven solution
Styrene for EPS is a by-product of oil refining but is also abundant in natural products such as strawberries, coffee beans and wine
Most EPS packaging is easily recyclable where facilities exist.
Life Cycle Advantages
Independent studies show that no alternative offers better LCA performance than EPS for fishboxes.