Environment & sustainability
Many companies in Germany and the rest of the world are now increasingly committed to environmental protection.
As is Schaumaplast.
EPS/EPP/plastic foams – effective environmental protection and sustainability
Expandable polystyrene (EPS), also referred to as Styrofoam or Airpop, makes a significant contribution to environmental protection because it consists of up to 98% air, thus considerably reducing CO2 emissions. Moreover, EPS stands out due to its stability and the way it reliably protects your goods during transportation. In the building sector, the excellent insulating properties of our insulation materials made of Airpop and Neopor, a variant of the Airpop product family with graphite, allow significant energy savings to be made in the construction sector. This means that you not only make a direct contribution to environmental protection but also save on heating costs.
Expandable polystyrene and polypropylene are 100% recyclable. They can be added to the production process of new packaging or insulation elements. Shredded, compacted and re-extruded, they can be used to make clothes hangers, garbage cans, plastic benches and a whole lot more. Bring your old packaging back to us and we will take care of the recycling. The two foam materials of EPS and EPP are designed for sustainability and resource conservation throughout their entire life cycle.
Special foam ecovio EA®
Ecovio EA® is a particularly environmentally friendly foam material that we are proud to be able to offer you. With the same mechanical properties, ecovio EA® has additional advantages compared to Airpop®. This plastic is biobased and certified compostable. In industrial composting plants, this material can even be composted together with foodstuffs and returned to the soil. Moreover, work is being done to ensure that you will be able to use ecovio EA® to transport food. This way, you can do without additional packaging to protect your food when it is in transit. This new particle foam is an innovative and sustainable material that will surely inspire environmentally conscious customers. It can be used in many different ways, and we have the necessary technical equipment and know-how to carry out all your customer projects in the field of packaging and moldings.
The Schaumaplast product range
- Cold chain: passive cooling systems
- Neopor® products for insulation
- Water-based cooling elements
- Styrofoam® cutouts of customized shapes
- Cutouts made of Airpop® engineered air
- Piocelan products
- Technical moldings made from EPP
Packaging made of Airpop
Packaging made from EPS/Airpop® can be used for many different applications, thus protecting valuable resources. EPS packaging can be converted into polystyrene by simple melt processes and used to produce new plastic products.
A lot of packaging made from Styrofoam® is used as insulation in buildings where it reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
If EPS packaging is not intended to be recycled, it can be used in modern heat-fired heating plants to generate district heating. With this thermal utilization, 1 kg of EPS can replace 1.4 liters of fuel oil – thus making a significant contribution to resource conservation.
Are our synthetics also climate-friendly?
Since EPS consists of 98% air and only 2% polystyrene, the material saves resources in a very special way. At the same time, it offers exceptional benefits. The lighter the vehicle is, the less fuel it needs. This also applies when transporting products. This is why our particularly light EPS packaging contributes directly to the fact that, for example, vans consume less fuel. Thanks to insulation capability of EPS packaging, especially for food, no additional cooling is required. This saves energy, conserves the environment and reduces CO2 emissions. Even when insulating heating pipes or roller shutter boxes, moldings made of Airpop® save energy and so protect our climate.
The philosophy of Schaumaplast
The Schaumaplast company is particularly proud of its corporate philosophy. The environmental aspect plays an important role in this respect. Moreover, Schaumaplast is continually striving to develop new innovative concepts and improve its customer service. entwickeln und den Kundenservice zu verbessern.