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EPS Fishboxes

Light, strong, cool solutions for the fish supply chain

The new name for EPS
Expanded Polystyrene is 98% air
EPS is 100% recyclable

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A day in the life of a fish box – the movie

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) airpop fish boxes star in the coolest new video on YouTube
From port to plate – expanded polystyrene fish boxes star in the coolest new video on YouTube

“Expanded polystyrene fish boxes may not be everyone’s choice for a lead role in the movies but the six big UK producers of the coolest container in the fish industry thought it was about time the humble white box was given a chance to take the spotlight,” according to David Emes, Chairman of the British Plastics Federation EPS Group.

Healthy market growth as polystyrene fish box production expands to meet increased demand for fish and seafood in UK

Healthy market growth as expanded polystyrene (EPS) airpop fish box production expands to meet increased demand for fish and seafood in UK

Whilst most industries are suffering the effects of the economic downturn, the producers of the humble white polystyrene fish box announce year-on-year production growth of more than 10% as the fish and seafood industry recognise the critical importance of keeping food fresh, safe and reducing food wastage.

New web site reveals studies showing that polystyrene is a big fish in protecting Britain’s fishing industry

New web site reveals studies showing that expanded polystyrene (EPS) airpop is a big fish in protecting Britain's fishing industry
New Life Cycle and Thermal Tests reveal superior performance from EPS

The humble white expanded polystyrene (EPS) fish box is revealed as a significant contributor to food waste reduction, food safety and hygiene in protecting the 657,000 tonnes of fish landed at UK ports and fish farms every year. New studies reveal the outstanding protection credentials of EPS in preserving fish valued at £900 million p.a. on the journey to Britain’s supermarkets, fishmongers, restaurants and shops according to a new web site

    Why use EPS?

  • EPS expanded polystyrene airpop keeps fish safe and eradicates waste
    Insulating

    Unique insulation performance keeps fish safe and eradicates waste

  • EPS expanded polystyrene airpop uses clean manufacturing technologie
    Low Carbon

    Clean manufacturing technologies mean minimal energy and water inputs with no production waste

  • EPS expanded polystyrene airpop packaging is easily recyclable
    Recyclable

    Most EPS packaging is easily recyclable where facilities exist

  • EPS expanded polystyrene airpop is hygienic
    Hygienic & Safe

    EPS is non-toxic, chemically inert, and fungi and bacteria cannot grow on it

  • EPS expanded polystyrene airpop is a low-cost solution
    Economic

    Highly efficient manufacture and localised production units mean EPS is a low-cost, proven solution

  • EPS expanded polystyrene airpop is 98% air
    Lightweight

    EPS is effectively 98% air, minimising weight impacts in transportation

  • EPS expanded polystyrene airpop gives outstanding impact resistance
    Tough

    The 2% polystyrene cellular matrix gives outstanding impact resistance

  • EPS expanded polystyrene airpop is insoluble and non-hygroscopic
    Waterproof

    EPS is insoluble and non-hygroscopic

  • Styrene for EPS expanded polystyrene airpop is abundant in natural products
    Natural

    Styrene for EPS is a byproduct of refining but is also abundant in natural products

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EUMEPS

EUMEPS is the association for European Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)EUMEPS is the association for European Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene. It represents converters of expandable polystyrene (EPS) to lobby and promote their interests in Europe. EUMEPS navigates the political and regulatory landscape in Europe and ensure that our voice is heard and the benefits of EPS as a construction and packaging material is understood.

EUMEPS’s vision as an association is simple: “To present a unified industry with a strong image and powerful voice”. This is done by providing a comprehensive service to all our members, allowing them to benefit from collective resources, knowledge and expertise in strategic areas of relevance to the industry.

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