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EPS: One of the Most Popular Packaging Materials

If you are in need of packaging materials for your products, you have a lot of options to choose from, including bubble wrap, corrugated pads, and void fill. However, EPS, or Expanded Polystyrene, is arguably one of the most popular packing options on the market. By better understanding the benefits of EPS, you can decide if this material is the right option for your business and packaging needs.

Versatile

EPS can be created in a variety of sizes and shapes, and it can be cut to suit the needs of any application. This versatility makes EPS a good option to use with other materials, and it is produced in a variety of densities.

Thermal Efficiency

EPS has superior thermal efficiency in comparison to other packaging options, and this makes it a great choice for products that will be sensitive to changes in temperature. Products that are packaged in containers with EPS can be kept for long periods of time in temperatures below or above ideal conditions. Examples include medical products, seafood, and fresh produce.

Durable

EPS is one of the most durable of the packaging foams, and this makes it a reliable and effective way to package items that are in need of protection. EPS offers a cellular structure that adds to its stability, and it can stand up with age.

Easily Branded

EPS is known for being easily branded, and this surface can be printed upon without difficulty. Additionally, labels can be affixed to it, which can help with marketing and to increase a company’s brand recognition.

Lightweight

EPS is a very lightweight material, and a majority of it is composed of air. This makes it a great option for packaging because it doesn’t add bulk or weight to the total package. This can ultimately reduce costs of transportation, energy consumption, and fuel. When this consumption decreases, lower global warming can be the end result.

Moisture Resistant

EPS doesn’t easily absorb water because it is a material made of closed cells. Therefore, damp conditions will not result in the loss of strength as might happen with corrugated pads. Due to its moisture resistant properties, it is able to maintain high levels of hygiene, and even when it is exposed to water for long periods of time, EPS will continue to maintain its structure, size, physical appearance, and shape, and it will only slightly effect its thermal efficiency.

[12/30/2013]

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