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NOVA Chemicals Expandable Styrenics applications go beyond foam packaging and insulation.

NOVA Chemicals Expandable Styrenics applications go beyond foam packaging and insulation.

ARCEL®

ARCEL® resin is a resilient foam material consisting of polystyrene and polyethylene. It is used in a variety of applications including protective packaging, reusable dunnage trays, pallets, consumer products and automotive components. The unique characteristics of this versatile foam material lead to superb performance as products, components and packaging alike. ARCEL resin is a sustainable solution that reduces packaging size and weight, while maintaining superb protective properties.

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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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Automotive

Automotive

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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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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EPS

Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) has become a significant source of ridged foam construction products for many applications as well as the traditional foam beverage cup. We are a leader in EPS technology and applications development, and work closely with customers to help them succeed in bringing innovative products to their customers. Our primary applications are Building & Construction, Geofoam, Packaging and Cups & Containers.

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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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Protective Packaging

Protective Packaging

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

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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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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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