FOAMCo EPS FOAM
WHAT IS FOAMCoâ€™S EPS FOAM?
FOAMCoâ€™S EPS FOAM is Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). EPS is a closed cell plastic insulation derived from crude oil. The closed cell contains dead air, which provides an excellent long-term stable R-value.
IS EPS STRUCTURAL?
No. EPS is a non-structural material used as an alternative to more traditionally fabricated items. Foam shapes are becoming more and more popular as a means of providing architectural enhancements that would not otherwise be economical.
DOES FOAMCO FOAM, EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE, CONTAIN CFSâ€™s?
No. There are no CFSâ€™s or HCFCâ€™s used in the production or contained in the final product. Recent laws prohibiting the use of products containing CFC/HCFCâ€™s make EPS the insulation product of the future.
IS FOAM TOXIC?
No. The National Bureau of standards combustion test collected data from seven laboratories concluding that under the worst-case fire scenario, EPS is considered to be no more toxic than wood. (Douglas Fir).
IS WATER ABSORPTION A PROBLEM WITH EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE?
No. Water absorption is low. The non-interconnecting cell structure prevents capillary absorption into the interior of a molded board. Testing by the State of Minnesota in foundation wall insulation found 7-year-old EPS with .13% moisture. The structural research study took samples of roofs ranging in age from 6 to 15 years old. Moisture content was found to be very low-a maximum of .04% by volume.
CAN FOAM BE RECYCLED?
Yes, EPS is recyclable and is being collected at over 100 locations in the United States today.
ASTM C578-87A types, I, II, VIII, IX
I.C.B.O. Research report #4059
Inspection Concepts #I.C. AA-611
California Bureau of Home Furnishing #TC-1082.