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The Ban on Lightweight Expanded Polystyrene Sheets for Cladding by Foamex

Expanded Polystyrene Sheets for Cladding

The integrity of lightweight expanded polystyrene sheets has come into question, 11 months after a fatal fire struck the Grenfell Tower in West London. Investigations later revealed that the building's external cladding, made of aluminium composite panels, was the possible cause. The same material was also held responsible for the 2014 Lacrosse Tower fire in Melbourne's Docklands.

Since then, State government and local city councils have been grappling with the issue of combustible cladding materials. The Australian Senate Standing Committee on Economics released an interim report prohibiting the use of aluminium composite panels with a polyethylene core of more than 30 percent, as well as expanded polystyrene sheets, on multi-storey buildings.

The Victorian Building Authority responded to the new measures by issuing product safety alerts to ban the use of aluminium composite panels, lightweight expanded polystyrene sheets and other combustible cladding materials in buildings above three storeys.

Foamex Reacts to the Prohibition of Lightweight Expanded Polystyrene Sheets for Cladding

Foamex is one of the industry leaders responsible for the development and innovation of lightweight expanded polystyrene sheets in Australia. They are also a committed member of Expanded Polystyrene Australia (EPSA), the governing body for all manufacturers and distributors of expanded polystyrene sheets products across Australia.



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