Expanded polystyrene


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Expanded polystyrene

Type of rigid foam insulation that, unlike extruded polystyrene (XPS), does not contain ozone-depleting HCFCs. EPS frequently has a high recycled content. Its vapor permeability is higher and its R-value lower than XPS insulation. EPS insulation is classified by type: Type I is lowest in density and strength and Type X is highest.

expanded polystyrene

A foamed styrene plastic; has high resistance to heat flow; mechanical strength relatively high for such a light material.
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