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

Styroboard blocks for road embankments

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) blocks may be used as a light fill material in road embankments or behind retaining structures in order to solve both stability and settlement problems due to soft subsoil conditions.    Expanded Polystyrene blocks have been used in construction and build..... Read More

Diamond Pods by Foamex save time, money and the environment

Did you know that concrete is one of the world’s most widely used building materials, and has literally been used for thousands of years? During the 700 years of The Roman Empire, concrete was used extensively, with many structures still surviving today. But it wasn’t until the 1850s that rei..... Read More

Sustainable home construction and polystyrene

The aim of sustainable home construction is to create a comfortable home with low impact on the environment which is economical to run, healthier to live in, and adaptable to your changing needs.  Sustainable home design and construction has put a new emphasis on the use and benefits of expa..... Read More

Weigh Up The Savings Of Building With Lightweight Construction Materials

The benefits of building with lightweight construction materials may seem obvious but it really is worth looking closely at the differences that can be achieved in ease and speed of construction, cost savings, and results. Top Benefits Of Building With Lightweight Materials Reduced building co..... Read More

Polystyrene Insulation Options – EPS and XPS

 With today’s intense focus on the environmental building goals of sustainability and energy efficiency, the proper use of building insulation is more important than ever.  One of the many uses of expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS) is for highl..... Read More

Long term performance and durability of Expanded Polystyrene for civil engineering projects confirmed

Performance and Durability of Expanded Polystyrene Expanded Polystyrene blocks have been used in construction and building projects for over forty years, uses ranging from civil engineering applications such as bridges, roads, and carparks to their use as insulation in residential and commercial..... Read More

Extruded Polystyrene the victor in the fight against mould

Mould is a problem that not only affects the appearance of your home, but it can also have severe effects on the occupants living within. Mould is typically found in dark, damp, warm spaces and can start growing within 24-48 hours of the right conditions being present. The most important element..... Read More

EPS has much better thermal properties than traditional brick veneer

When it comes to choosing between expanded polystyrene and traditional brick veneer, it’s clear-cut that expanded polystyrene has the superior thermal properties to keep your house cool in summer and warm in winter. Insulation is an important feature of your house. A well-insulated ho..... Read More

Australian made Foamex Styroboard XPS - Tough and durable

Styroboard XPS is an Australian made and owned product; produced on extruding machines in Foamex’s state of the art facility in Victoria.Due to its high compressive strength and superior thermal performance, Styroboard XPS extruded polystyrene has long been the material of choice across..... Read More
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