Unbelievable Benefits of Expanded Polystyrene over its alternatives

benefits of eps

Expanded polystyrene or commonly known as EPS is a widely popular material in variety of fields. 

Due to their versatile properties they have found their place on a multitude of applications from construction, packaging to arts and decor. 

Over the last few years more and more people have started to realize the importance of EPS and its benefits which resulted in a spike on its demand. 

We have collated the list of top benefits you can gain by using EPS in your application below. 

If you wish to learn more, you can get in touch with us. 

Benefits of EPS:

EPS can be found in a variety of applications, including:

Molding and decorative tiles:

The beautiful molding is used to enhance the overall appearance of a building by concealing progress and gaps between surfaces.

In North America and other countries where EPS is implanted with a reinforcing network before polyurethane (PUR) or polymer-modified concrete coating is applied, EPS has largely supplanted stone as a material for ornamental molding.

Material and Labour Saving:

Besides being a very economical material (usually 20% cheaper than mineral wool or poly-isocyanurate), EPS requires only one waterproof membrane, while other materials require two.

It is also simple to handle, carry, store and cut on-site and does not require any safety equipment such as gloves, masks, or glasses.


Since EPS is 98 percent air, it is one of the lightest building materials available.

Concerning handling, shipping, and fuel costs, this has a significant positive impact.

Versatile and Durable:

Concrete, cement, mortar, plaster, brick, masonry, steel, wood, and asphalt-based MPDs are all examples of popular construction materials that can be used with EPS in foundations.

It is not hygroscopic, which means that it does not readily absorb or retain humidity from the surrounding environment.

Environmentally Safe and Recyclable:

EPS is non-toxic, non-flammable, and free of CFCs and HCFCs. It does not promote the growth of fungi, bacteria, or animals. When facilities exist, EPS can simply be recycled or recovered beneficially.

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About Ohana Industries

Ohana DXB has been a pioneer in driving the EPS adoption across UAE over the last few decades. We have world class manufacturing unit that helps us deliver quality EPS solutions tailored to your requirements. 

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