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

Benefits of foam insulation panels for building and renovating

Foam insulation panels for building and renovating are a well-tested and proven modern building technology that offers builders and home owners a wide range of benefits.  Expanded polystyrene building sheets are a highly versatile material ideal for the building and construction in..... Read More

Foamex responds to latest Victorian Building Authority ban of cladding products

The latest decrees for cladding systems used in the residential building market recently issued by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) have taken the building industry by surprise. These new regulations will only add to the confusion for builders, specifiers and customers of these types of prod..... Read More

Foamex's EPE sheets used for Melbourne White Night Festival

Melbourne-based artist Joe Blanck is a huge fan of expanded polyethylene sheets (EPE sheets) supplied by Foamex after using them to craft a large-scale art installation for last year’s White Night Festival in Melbourne. Joe used Foamex EPE sheets to create The Guardian, a large (10m x 4.5m..... Read More

How is Expanded Polystyrene manufactured?

Foamex STYROBOARD EPS expanded polystyrene is a rigid cellular plastic foam material derived from petroleum and natural gas by-products.Styrene is produced from benzene and ethylene, and is polymerised in the presence of catalysts, usually organic peroxides. To create the expanded pol..... Read More

The forgotten art of style – polystyrene architectural mouldings

With most new builds and renovation projects use rendering to give a modern finish to your home, architectural mouldings can add a welcoming layer of style, class and curb appeal to your home’s exterior. Architectural mouldings can provide a design focal point by contouring or ou..... Read More

Are you correctly disposing your EPS waste?

There’s a right and a wrong way to dispose of expanded polystyrene. Which are you using? Expanded polystyrene (EPS) sits in that undefined gray area when it comes to disposal. Does it go in the recycling bin? Does it go in the general waste bin? Are we required to use a more specific..... Read More

Waffle Pod Slab to help achieve 6-star rating

Waffle pod slab build houses are becoming just as common as traditional pour slabs as home owners and builders try to achieve important 6-star and above ratings. The main benefit of aiming to achieve high star ratings is to build more energy efficient homes which in turn can have a..... Read More

High compressive strength of polystyrene confirmed

The use of building materials has changed from one material to another over time thanks to ongoing technological advancements. This has led to the production and use of polystyrene blocks in building construction.  One of the most important properties of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) as a build..... Read More

Foamex response to Victorian ban on EPS for high rise buildings

Last month, the Victorian Cladding Taskforce delivered an interim report calling for bans on certain cladding products for multi-storey buildings.  Aluminium Cladding Panels with a polyethylene core of more than 30 per cent, like what was found in the Grenfell and Melbourne Lacross building f..... Read More
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