Expandable Styrenics

As an industry leader in expandable styrenics technologies and applications development, we manufacture a robust line of product grades for a multitude of industries including construction, protective and temperature controlled packaging, cups and containers, material handling, safety and more.

Markets & Applications

All Markets & Applications
Building & Construction

Building & Construction

EPS has been used in the building and construction industry for more than 50 years and has a strong proven track record of success in insulation applications.

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Cup & Container

Cup & Container

NOVA Chemicals’ DYLITE® resin is a leading expandable polystyrene (EPS) resin in the global cup and container market.

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Protective Packaging

Protective Packaging

EPS is a material of choice for package designers of traditional white goods and electronics.

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Other Applications

Other Applications

A variety of material grades are available to meet the requirements of a wide range of uses.

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Automotive/Components

Automotive/Components

ARCEL resin has impact properties that make this robust foam a good fit for automotive components.

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Material Handling/Dunnage

Material Handling/Dunnage

ARCEL® resins’ performance characteristics include the stiffness of polystyrene and the durability of polyolefins.

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Beyond Packaging/Recreation

Beyond Packaging/Recreation

Whether in helmets, child safety seats or protective sports gear, ARCEL advanced foam resin has a long history of providing superior protection for people as well as for packaged products.

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NOVA Chemicals has combined our expandable polystyrene (EPS) and ARCEL® resin businesses to provide a complete portfolio of foam resin solutions to our valued customers under one division, NOVA Chemicals Expandable Styrenics.

ARCEL® advanced foam resins are a robust platform of materials that provide solutions to a multitude of packaging and product challenges.
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Protective Packaging

ARCEL provide superb cushioning and durability, while its lightweight properties help lower freight and other packaging costs.

Automotive

ARCEL resin has impact properties that make this robust foam a good fit for automotive components.

Beyond Packaging

Whether in helmets, child safety seats or protective sports gear, ARCEL advanced foam resin has a long history of providing superior protection for people as well as for packaged products.

Material Handing/Dunnage

ARCEL® resins’ performance characteristics include the stiffness of polystyrene and the durability of polyolefins.

Expandable Polystyrene (EPS)

NOVA Chemicals is an industry leader in expandable polystyrene (EPS) technologies. EPS has excellent physical properties, low energy consumption and has FDA compliant offerings. Learn more about EPS.

Protective Packaging

Regular grade EPS is designed for use in shape-molding for cushion packaging, produce and fish boxes, coolers and general applications not requiring flame retardants.

Building & Construction

EPS has been used in the building and construction industry for more than 50 years and has a strong proven track record of success in insulation applications.

DYLITE®/Cup & Container

DYLITE® resin is a leading expandable polystyrene (EPS) resin in the global cup and container market.

High R-Value

NOVA Chemicals is the exclusive distributor of Lambdapor® resins.

Sustainability

Environmental

Environmental

The space-saving properties of ARCEL® resin deliver significant environmental benefits throughout the entire supply chain.

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Recycling

Recycling

EPS and ARCEL resin are recyclable in locations where appropriate facilities exist for processing these in the polystyrene recycle stream.

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Product Safety

Product Safety

Learn more about storage and handling, and access product information including Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

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Maps

Maps

Learn more about our worldwide manufacturing, operational and administrative locations.

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