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Combat Climate Change with Polystyrene Blocks from Foamex

Combat Climate Change with Polystyrene Blocks from Foamex

These top-selling polystyrene blocks from Foamex are developed not only to provide specifiers with a cost-effective alternative to traditional concrete or wood but also to help build sustainable homes with little to no impact on the climate. Unlike most traditional building materials that produce carbon and toxins, choosing polystyrene blocks can help reduce your carbon footprint and lower greenhouse gases. Polystyrene blocks have the power to combat climate change while building robust homes and offices.

Sustainability is one of the core values at Foamex, Australia's leading innovator, manufacturer, and supplier of top-selling polystyrene blocks. Actively involved in fighting climate change, the company has honed a manufacturing process that ensures their compliance with building and environmental standards. It does not involve the use of any ozone-degrading CFCs or HCFCs and instead uses alternatives that are environmentally friendly.

Foamex polystyrene blocks are expanded using a safer and more sustainable pre-foaming blowing agent, pentane. Although the manufacture of expanded blocks differs from extruded, both processes utilise natural gas instead of fuel which is a major contributor to carbon pollution. Foamex also reuses water to minimise wastage.

The result is a rigid closed-cell polystyrene block, containing thousands of tiny air bubbles. Since air is a poor conductor of heat, both XPS and EPS blocks boast superior insulation that effectively slows down heat transfer. Meaning, occupants no longer have to rely on the use of air conditioning systems to control interior temperatures during extreme weather conditions, saving an incredible amount of energy consumption.

Foamex offers a large range of top-selling polystyrene blocks which vary in size, shape, and compressive strength:

  • PurlinK® Roof Spacers - Installed on commercial metal deck roofing to prevent thermal bridging.
  • Styroboard® Expanded Polystyrene - The most common polystyrene insulation solution installed in ceilings, walls, roofs, and under slabs.
  • Styroboard® Expanded Polystyrene - Typically specified for inverted roof, floor, and perimeter insulation.
  • Expol® Underfloor Insulation - Installed between floor joists of existing or newly-built houses.
  • Diamond Pods® Void Formers - a polystyrene-based waffle pod void former system installed under a concrete slab.

With no toxic chemicals or residual solid waste, clean polystyrene waste can be recycled for new functional or creative applications. Foamex collects unused polystyrene blocks in their recycling facilities, where they reuse and reform these waste products into a new form of polystyrene. For more information, visit www.foamex.com.au today.



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