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

Why underfloor insulation is key to draught proofing a home

It’s time to rethink how we insulate our homes against draughts. Expanded polystyrene insulation is one of the most effective materials for sustainably insulating draughty houses. Unlike many of our Northern Hemisphere counterparts, in Australia we tend to build houses with plenty of draughts...... Read More

Versatile Extruded Polystyrene Sheets for Energy Efficient Homes from Foamex

The increasing emphasis on sustainability transforms the way industry players are specifying building materials, including versatile extruded polystyrene sheets. It is common knowledge that the energy-efficiency of a building structure depends on the materials utilised in creating its envelope. He..... Read More

Unsure of the differences between polyethylene and EPS?

The NSW Government has followed its Victorian counterpart and introduced a building product use ban that prohibits the use of aluminium composite panels with a core comprised of greater than 30 per cent polyethylene. Such products were found in the tragic Grenfell Tower and Melbourne L..... Read More

Foamex pledges support for EPSA’s new Pod Code of Practice

At Foamex we’re great supporters and contributors to our industry body, Expanded Polystyrene Australia (EPSA). EPSA is the peak national body for manufacturers and distributors in Australia, and our own General Manager Justin Kelsey is an EPSA Board Member. You can read the revis..... Read More

Port of Melbourne Project uses Foamex StyroBloc to deliver lightweight fill solution

The Port of Melbourne Port Capacity Project is redeveloping Webb Dock to be able to operate as an international container handling facility. The project, with an estimated cost of $1.6 billion, includes construction of new roads to Webb Dock Drive and Kooringa Way located below the West..... Read More

Foamex partners with luxury retailer to launch new products

Expanded polystyrene is one of the most versatile and cost-effective materials for both packaging and building/construction applications due to it being lightweight, easy to handle, durable, strong, flexible, and recyclable. Foamex recently completed a job that demonstrates just how creative..... Read More

Changing the Built Environment with Foamex Lightweight Polystyrene Waffle Pods

As a committed member of Expanded Polystyrene Australia (EPSA), Foamex developed the Diamond Pods® lightweight polystyrene waffle pods as an alternative solution to the traditional void former system for under concrete slab insulation and construction. In comparison with traditional pou..... Read More

Underfloor insulation for the whole house – not just under floorboards

Underfloor insulation is ideal to stop drafts coming up from floorboards, but did you know that you should also consider underfloor insulation under carpeted floors to add layers of insulation to your home? Thick carpet floor coverings with underlay can provide a degree of floor-based insula..... Read More

An inside look at Foamex Geofoam

Foamex Geofoam expanded polystyrene blocks are a cost-effective void filler utilised by civil engineers, construction companies and landscapers across a variety of geotechnical applications. Offering both strength and flexibility, Foamex Geofoam can provide protection from noi..... Read More
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