Light, strong, cool solutions for the fish supply chain
At every stage of the cool chain, there are continuous temperature stability risks to microbiologically sensitive foods. These occur in many ways – from waiting in the loading bay, through delays in road journey to transfer from vehicle to distribution centre. The fact is that any variation in temperature can destroy the safety and integrity of the product leading to critical food safety and public health issues.
International regulatory measures require food industry and food safety professionals to comply with strict temperature requirements. Only an inherently insulating packaging material with proven low thermal conductivity combining with packed ice will ensure products arrive at point of sale or usage in perfect condition. EPS offers this proven thermal performance.
EPS offers the best thermal protection for fish boxes
A number of studies have been carried out over the years to demonstrate the outstanding performance of EPS in keeping fresh produce at an ideal temperature. Click here to read the latest UK and European studies on fish box performance.
We are also currently updating research into thermal properties of EPS using real time fresh fish logistics scenarios and this will be available on this site shortly.
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
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
EPS is effectively 98% air, minimising weight impacts in transportation
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
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