EPS

EPS has excellent physical properties, low energy consumption and has FDA compliant offerings.

NOVA Chemicals is an industry leader in expandable polystyrene (EPS) technologies. EPS has excellent physical properties, low energy consumption and has FDA compliant offerings. Its lightweight and proven performance makes it suitable for a wide variety of markets and applications including building & construction, geofoam, packaging, and cup & container. Our solutions enable our customers to produce high-quality products that are sturdy, safe and durable.

Manufactured at two locations in North America, NOVA Chemicals produces three types of EPS resin: Shape/Regular Grade, a general-purpose EPS resin; Modified EPS, which contains specially formulated flame retardants, and Specialty EPS, which includes low pentane products, as well as DYLITE® resin, a leading resin in the global cup and container market.

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

Our expandable styrenics products provide superb cushioning and durability, while its lightweight properties help lower freight and other packaging costs.

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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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Product Families

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.

Technical Data

Our team of experts will work closely with customers to solve the most complex business challenges. From product design and innovation to testing and technical services, we collaborate every step of the way.

Product Data Sheets

Process Documents

Sustainability

Environmental

Environmental

For more information regarding EPS sustainability, please visit our industry partners.

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Product Safety

Product Safety

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for our EPS and ARCEL® resins are accessible here (Select the “Styrenic Polymers” radio button near the top of the screen and then the blue “View” box, right of the product grade).

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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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Resource Library

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