Why Should We Recycle EPS Foam?

Styrofoam, also known as styrene, polystyrene, expanded polystyrene, EPS or foam 6, is a universal, durable, sterile, excellent heat and sound insulation material. These properties make this material particularly suitable for use in the food industry, such as tableware, cups, plates and trays, in the medical industry as medical refrigerators and as packaging materials and building insulation. 

There is a misconception that this foam is not recyclable where not only that, but recycling methods and equipment have evolved and been updated over the last few years. Styrofoam can be melted, compacted, ground or grated, reducing up to 98% of its original volume with clean polystyrene scarp.

Recycling foam has a positive effect on the environment and our economy. Recycled foam has a great market where companies pay you money to get it out of your hands. These companies will use recycled foam to make new materials and sell them to various industries. 

By recycling foam, we not only reduce its volume, but also reuse it, which makes it energy efficient – recycled materials can be recycled and molded and eventually mixed with other materials to make new products: mixed with wood, plastic or concrete to make cheap building materials, insulation, interior design, can be made into photo frames, pens, rulers and other products. 

By recycling foam, we reuse discarded materials and at the same time significantly reduce waste instead of having to create new materials. Another very important benefit of recycling foam is the fact that in this way we clear space from landfills.

Using Waffle Pods in Your Concrete Slab

As construction costs are increasing day by day, it is very important to look for cheaper and more efficient construction methods. Recent developments have led civil engineers to turn to one such improvement: waffle plates. You can buy our products from Nicsons Building Products to build your building strong with waffle pods.

When building, waffle irons reduce overall costs because they use less concrete. The installation process is also faster and easier. Plus, you'll spend less on the frame, which uses less steel and volume of concrete. It doesn't take much time to set up the stove. It takes less time to set up and saves on other construction costs, such as construction machinery rental.

This system is characterized by higher hardness and strength compared to conventional basic processes. It offers greater resistance to cracking. This means that your structure will be permanent and more secure. Because the waffle sheets are built on the floor, they are earthquake resistant.

In addition to providing vibration control, these panels are stronger and less prone to cracking. They have a higher load-bearing capacity than other plate technologies. That makes them safer for modern construction. You can use it in the construction of high-traffic commercial buildings.

Waffle pads have many advantages that make them a great investment. If you want to know if they are suitable for your next construction project, please contact the professional staff.