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Expandable Polystrene Packing
EPS (Expandable Polystyrene)is a petroleum byproduct and is a polymerised version of Styrene monomer. After Polymerisation, a blowing agent called pentene is added to make it expandable. EPS comes in various bead sizes and is spherical and almost transparent with approx density of 750-760 kg/m3. EPS is available in two grades, namely (a) Normal Grade (b) Self Extinguishing Grade(Fine Retardant Grade). ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s flash point is 70Ã‚°c to 80Ã‚°c and is expanded with the help of steam. EPS PACKAGING MATERIAL: EPS is widely used as a packing material as it is a very good shock absorbant and is very cheap,and hence is almost insubstitutable. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s application field is very wide and is used as a packing material in home appliances and other items such as T.V, COMPUTERS, PRINTERS, FAX MACHINE, WEIGHING SCALES, WASHING MACHINES, AIR CONDITIONERS, GEASERS, REFRIGERATORS, KITCHEN APPLIANCES, ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL GOODS, BONE CHINA CROCKERY, GLASS WARE, AUTO COMPONENTS, PATTERN MAKING, BATHROOM FITTINGS, VEHICLE GLASS AND VEHICLE LAMPS are the some few fields to name.AS EPS prevents the surface of the product from scratches,it is widely used in packing of above mentioned products. Front and rear wind screens of vehicles which are very sensitive to jerks are being packed in EPS.