When talking about styrofoam we actually talk about a product called EPS (Expanded Polyester) .
EPS is an insulating material that is used both for thermal and sound insulation. It is most often used in construction, although it has also been found in packaging various products in various industries (food, electrical engineering, etc.).
An annual 35 million m3 of styrofoam is produced in the EU, which is a very good indicator of the widespread use of styrofoam and the development of health consciousness awareness.
Styrofoam as a heat exchanger warms up in the winter and also cools in the summer, leading to great savings in energy for heating and cooling, which have a direct impact on the environment.
Therefore, the use of styrofoam in the construction industry has many advantages because it is invested one time and saves it all the time.
EPS as a product was first patented by the German BASF company back in 1951 and started producing it under the protected name STYROPOR, which became synonymous with EPS.
Stiropor has been used in construction for nearly half a century.
The so good isolation properties of styrofoam are hidden in its cellular structure. Namely, 1 m3 of styrofoam contains 3-6 billion closed cells in which the inert air is the best natural insulator that exists.
Eco-friendly insulating materials from Neopor are not CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs or other halogenated gases.
The foam production uses air, which further ensures that the material will retain the insulation effect throughout the life of the building.
Raw material Neopor
Patented by Neopor, BASF has upgraded the classic Styropor in 1995. This new material for contemporary insulation is produced in foam form as well as styrofoam and is shaped into custom shapes for a specific purpose.
The key difference is already seen with the naked eye in silvery and darkish color.
There is natural graphite that absorbs and refuses thermal radiation, thus improving EPS’s isolation effect by up to 20%.
Neopor are black granulated polystyrene granules and therefore easily expands.
This unique raw material is produced by BASF, and the manufacturers of foam materials are processed into insulating materials for a variety of purposes.
Insulating materials from Neopor provide better insulation and up to 50% less material consumption than conventional EPS, thus contributing to environmental protection and saving money at the same time.
Eco-friendly insulating materials from Neopor are not CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs or other halogenated gases. The foam production uses air, which further ensures that the material will retain the insulation effect throughout the life of the building.