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WHAT IS AIRPOP®?

In 1949, the scientist Dr. Fritz Stastny, a chemist at BASF, discovered expanded polystyrene. EPS. When this raw material, in bead form, is combined with steam, it swells to up to 40 times its original size. It can subsequently be reworked in moulds. Therefore, airpop® is composed mostly of air. 98% air to be precise. For a long time, EPS was known in Europe under different names, such as polystyrene or “Styropor” among others. This material now has a single new name: airpop® engineered air.

10 GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE AIRPOP®

1 - AIRPOP® PROTECTS

And does so extremely well, thanks to 98% air. Who benefits? All those seeking to protect foodstuffs and sensitive technical devices. All those seeking to insulate buildings. And obviously all those seeking to protect the climate.

2 - AIRPOP® MOULDS TO ANY SHAPE

And provides suitable protection for all possible and imaginable content.

3 - AIRPOP® ABSORBS SHOCKS

It is deformed in the event of shocks and pressure and protects the items needing protection.

4 - AIRPOP® PRESERVES RESOURCES

Compared to other materials, the production of airpop® requires less raw materials, less energy and less water.

5 - AIRPOP® IS AS LIGHT AS A FEATHER

It is made up of 98% air. It is easy to handle and helps save on fuel during shipping.

6 - AIRPOP® IS RECYCLABLE

And offers many, very varied recycling and reuse possibilities.

7 - AIRPOP® HELPS MAKE SAVINGS.

For equal performances, airpop® is more economical to use.

8 - AIRPOP® LOWERS CO2 EMISSIONS

Heating or air-conditioning involve high energy consumption. Home insulation with airpop® saves this energy and lowers CO2 emissions.

9 - AIRPOP® IS STRONG

Take the case of fish boxes. They are stackable. They can withstand the cold and moisture and are handled without taking particular care. They are hard-wearing, in spite of these extreme conditions of use.

10 - AIRPOP® IS SUITABLE FOR FOOD CONTACT

This material is perfectly hygienic.

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