EPS Application:EPS Packaging

EPS Packaging
EPS is a wildly used packaging medium for fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood to protect these products during storage and transportation between grower and market. EPS packaging reduces the cost to consumers by reducing the waste associated with spoilage that can occur in transportation to markets.
It is also used to protect fragile and expensive manufactured goods during storage and transportation between factory and consumer.
For Australian made goods, the annual consumption of EPS packaging for agricultural products is 5000mt/year and 2000mt/year for other protective packaging purpose.
EPS is chosen for these applications because of its attractive balance of properties, including thermal insulation, shock absorption, moisture resistance, light weight and suitability for food contact. EPS has been shown to extend the freshness of fruit when compared with alternative packaging materials such as cardboard.