More and more common
EPS (Expanded Poly Styrene) is easy to recognise. It’s snow white and extremely light. It consists of fused particles, filled with air. EPS products, like cups, bowls and trays, are highly valued in the foodservice industry. And that’s for more than one reason. EPS packaging and transportation products insulate better, keep food fresher longer, use less resources and cost less than alternative coated paperboard products.
Moreover EPS is very hygienic, shock absorbing and can be produced in any form and density. Because of these qualities thin walled EPS products are becoming more and more common in other lines of business, like the pharmaceutical and medical industry.
Probably the most important characteristic of EPS is the extremely favourable weight/function ratio. The volume of EPS products consists of 98% air and only 2% material.
Thermoware machines cover all aspects of EPS, or other sorts of foam production, starting with pre-expansion of virgin material to acquire the required density. After the pre-expansion process has been completed, the material is stored in silos. When this material has aged for some hours, it is ready to be used in the moulding machines.
Using specific moulds, steam, cooling water, compressed air and electrical power the material is shaped into the desired form of the end product.
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