Expanded Polystyrene, or EPS, foams are available for a number of applications from protective end caps for fragile equipment, to thermal insulation for medical perishables and foodstuffs, to architectural structure applications. Expanded polystyrene foam is often the most economical choice, and can be shaped and custom formed to fit boxes, crates, or tote bags, as well as made into the shipping container itself, such as a picnic cooler or a medical transport case. The versatility of EPS foam lends itself to many other applications and is an excellent choice for many projects.
Unit of Measure

Expanded Foam Shipping Materials

N/A Other expanded foams Polyethylene (EPE) Polypropylene (EPP) Polystyrene (EPS)

Typical Products to be Packaged

N/A Delicate Instrumentation Electronics Food Products Medical Products Perishables

EPS Foam Packaging Uses

N/A Corrugated Box Liners
Rigid coolers
Tote Liners

Secondary Shipping Accessories

N/A Data Logging Gel Packs RFID tags Temperature sensors

Shipping Foam Features

N/A Custom fabrication to fit any container Fungus and Bacteria Resistant Surface Good Strength-to-Weight Ratio High Thermal Resistance Load absorption properties for heavier shipping contents Low Thermal Conductivity Moisture Resistant Noise Reduction & Acoustic Sound Control Same Low Toxicity Levels as Cardboard Shipping Content Protection

Medical Supply Shipping List

N/A Anesthesia, Biopsy, Radiology, and General Use Needles Blood Collection Tubes and Sets Critical Care Products Diabetes and Allergy Syringes Microbiology Testing equipment Petri Dishes, Centrifuges, Filtration Units Pulmonary and Cardiac Catheter Lab Kits Sensitive Labware Equipment Surgical blades, handles, and equipment

Other EPS Foam Applications

N/A Arches
Chair Rails
Crown Molding
Custom Shapes for Architectural Industry
Expanding Impregnated Foam (EIF) Systems
Foam Concrete Pouring
Prefab Foam Construction
Theatrical Stage Settings


N/A Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation


N/A Test Method for Breaking Load and Flexural Properties of Block-Type Thermal Insulation


N/A Test Method for Measuring Compressive Properties of Thermal Insulations

ASTM D1621

N/A Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics

ASTM C578 Type I

N/A 4.17


N/A 4.25

ASTM C578 Type II

N/A 4.55

ASTM C578 Type IX

N/A 4.76