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Plastic in the building industry: EPS with polyurea

Do you have projects or ideas that seem too complicated or simply impossible? The use of EPS may than be the solution. EPS (expanded polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam) is often used as a material for insulation or protection, but much more is possible with EPS.

For years Maropol has been working with well-respected milling and cutting businesses sprecialised in the manufacture of 2D and 3D objects from EPS. A very wide range of structures and objects can be created from EPS blocks. From large promotion letters or a blow-up of a detail to constructional EPS sections that, when combined, serve as a concrete shuttering mould for a wide range of models and structures. Forms and dimensions that where too complex in terms of their shape and size are possible with the help of EPS.

Once the EPS sections have been milled or cut, they are put together in our factory hall and reinforced with a special polyurea hot spray coating. The polyurea coating seamlessy follows the EPS and can be applied in a layer of 1 tot 10 mm thick. The coating gives the EPS a hard outer layer, which makes it durable solid.

The combination of EPS and polyurea are unique. The objects can be produced in any shape imaginable. The final product is strong, hard and keeps its shape. It is used for purposes such as concrete shuttering moulds, art objects, seating and frontage lettering.

EPS is fully recyclable.