Keep in touch with the latest news from Foamex regarding our products and the latest happenings in the polystyrene manufacturing industry in Australia.

Inventive ways of repurposing EPS

An inside look at efforts by University of Technology Sydney students to find creative ways to repurpose expanded polystyrene. In a recently published article on The Conversation (1), Tom Lee, a lecturer in the Faculty of Design and Architecture Building at the University of Technology Sydne..... Read More

Foamex 'Shapes' Rooftop Green Gardens Into The Future

About 20 years ago, a green roof garden was something of a novelty. Today there are literally hundreds in our major cities, a trend driven by environmental awareness and moves by many local authorities to require such features in major projects. This remarkable growth has brought with it greatly..... Read More

Construction industry favours Australian made EPS solutions

Foamex recently won a $1.4 million contract to supply expanded polystyrene (EPS) blocks for the massive West Gate Tunnel Project, which is delivering Melbourne residents with a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Foamex is supplying the major infrastructure project with S Grade Polystyrene..... Read More

Foamex Styroboard XPS contributes to Canberra’s first Passivhaus project

The Jerrabomberra Tennis Facility is a showcase of Passive House (German: Passivhaus) and Low-e technologies encapsulated within a factory pre-fabricated high-performance building.  Laros Technologies completed the tennis facility, affectionately known as the architectural esk..... Read More

Increase the thermal efficiency of metal deck roofing with Foamex PurlinK

Minimising energy usage in buildings has become one of the most widespread goals in the commercial, industrial, and residential construction industries. Efforts to reduce building energy usage are typically focused on the mechanical, electrical, and glazing systems and not the structural system...... Read More

Add insulation from the ground up when building your home

Foamex StyroPod is a faster and more efficient way of building concrete slabs for new homes, extensions or commercial buildings.The diamond patterned waffled pod lies above the surface, as opposed to traditional foundations, which are dug into the earth. The on ground slab creates air pockets which..... Read More

Safe and Quality Features of Expanded Polystyrene Foam Blocks by Foamex

Foamex StyroBloc expanded polystyrene foam blocks are a versatile alternative popular within the building and construction industry for their ergonomic trademark. Consisting of almost 98% air, EPS blocks are easy to handle, carry, and install, which can help in minimising construction time. It is..... Read More

What happens to Expol in the case of a fire?

This is one question we get asked about a lot by our customers, and in light of recent overseas events, it is an important one. Foamex's Expol Underfloor Insulation has a fire retardant component built into every panel; which means when the panels are exposed to a small flame source, th..... Read More

Australian green building market set to flourish

Australia currently has one of the most active green building markets in the world, and the level of activity is expected to grow over the next three years to 2021. That’s the key takeaway from the recently released World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report [1], produced by US-based D..... Read More
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