The Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) constitutes the most economic and efficient solution for every need of packaging. It is considered to be the best packaging material because of its special characteristics. The packaging applications of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) are divided, depending on the application, in:

Α. industrial packaging

Any industrial product can be packed perfectly with Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). The total protection and the safety from the risk of transport and handling that offers the Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) make it the ideal material for each industrial product. The industrial packaging is separated in 3 categories that concern:

1. Protective packaging:

Using the Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) inside the cartons, it protects the products from drops and hits and stabilises them during their storage and transport. Some of its indicative uses are for:

  • Small Electric appliances: Percolators, Reamers, Blenders, Toasters,
  • White and Electric Appliances: Refrigerators, Cookers, Washing-machines, Televisions, Hi-Fi,
  • Electronic products: PCs, Printers, Scanners, Screens,
  • ΠGames: Cars, Trains, Remotely controlled games,
  • Solar and Electric Heaters,
  • Marble tiles and roof boards,
  • Displays used in the shelves of supermarkets for toothpastes, sauces etc.

2. Distribution and Handling of intermediate and final products:

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) as a packaging material offers safe internal distribution of parts internally but also between factories, suitable orientation for automatic and semiautomatic lines of production and also optimal distance between parts that it transports in its interior offering easy handling and low cost. Some of its indicative uses are for:

  • Medical and Pharmaceutical products: Ampoules, Containers, Vaccines, Blood bottles, Human organs,
  • Agricultural and Horticultural products: Seed trays, Hydroponic Cultures, Flower pots,
  • Internal Combustion and other engines
  • Paletes
  • Distances
  • STARPACK®: Loose packaging material of special grains in the shape of the letter E. Exclusive product of G. K RIZAKOS S.A.
  • Distribution of television screens from the production factory to the assembly line
  • Distribution of car parts: Lights, Wheels, Laths, Sunroofs, Hoods, Control Panels, Central consoles

3. Constructional Parts:

The Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is also widely used in the industry as an auxiliary internal element of appliances, instruments or cars. The aim that serves is other times that of the flotation of the part, because of its light weight, the heat insulation and the appropriate energy management during the operation of appliance, the housing or the isolation of another element, positioned internally of the EPS, etc. Some of its indicative uses are for:

  • Floating elements of reservoirs
  • Separators for the different compartments in refrigerators
  • Insulating parts of air-conditioning appliances, compressors and alternators
  • Car elements: Child seats, Columns and Floors, Control Panels, Wheel Columns, Car-Pillows
  • Bicycle Helmets
  • Surf Boards
  • Life jackets
  • Protection of underground valves and pumps from very low temperatures
  • Models for the manufacture of metal moulds (lost foam)

Β. Packaging of foods, fruits and drinks:

The Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) as a packaging material maintains foods fresh and it ensures that they reach the final consumer in best possible situation without cracks, leaks and fractures. Their insulating properties ensure the transport of seafood from Greece to Europe in trucks and their arrival to destination in fresh condition and free from any alteration that could harm consumer health. Some of its indicative uses are for:

  • Fish
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Ice creams
  • Cakes
  • Bottles of wine
  • Packaging for home delivery
  • Insulating boxes for food and drinks)