Light, strong, cool solutions for the fish supply chain
A day in the life of a fish box – the movie
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
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 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
Unique insulation performance keeps fish safe and eradicates waste
Clean manufacturing technologies mean minimal energy and water inputs with no production waste
Most EPS packaging is easily recyclable where facilities exist
Hygienic & Safe
EPS is non-toxic, chemically inert, and fungi and bacteria cannot grow on it
Highly efficient manufacture and localised production units mean EPS is a low-cost, proven solution
EPS is effectively 98% air, minimising weight impacts in transportation
The 2% polystyrene cellular matrix gives outstanding impact resistance
EPS is insoluble and non-hygroscopic
Styrene for EPS is a byproduct of refining but is also abundant in natural products
Why use 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.Find out more here