Frequently asked questions 

AIRPOP immediately recalls what it is made of: AIR... a lot of AIR. To be precise 98%, as only a small fraction is made of synthetic material and expands up to 50 times its volume.

Why a new name for a world-famous material with a history of more than 60 years?

The name AIRPOP immediately recalls what it is made of: AIR... a lot of AIR. To be precise 98%, as only a small fraction is made of synthetic material and expands up to 50 times its volume. It does this to protect everything that needs protecting!

It is amazing what you can do with 98% air. In whatever form AIRPOP always looks good, whatever the use: protection and insulation but also SUSTAINABILITY, because AIRPOP can be recycled up to 7 times without deteriorating.

EPS, commonly known as sintered expanded polystyrene, is composed of carbon, hydrogen and 98% air. It is a rigid, light-weight material... EPS, commonly called sintered expanded polystyrene, is composed of carbon, hydrogen and 98% air. It presents itself as a rigid, light-weight material.

The origin of the product is styrene, a monomer derived from petroleum, which is also found in foods such as coffee, wheat, meat and strawberries.

Expanded polystyrene is obtained through the polymerisation of styrene in the form of small, transparent beads. These expand to 20-50 times their initial volume through contact with pentane (gaseous hydrocarbon) and water vapour at 90°. A closed cell structure is formed inside the beads, which retains air; hence the excellent characteristics of EPS as a thermal insulator.

The thermal properties of polystyrene remain unchanged over time. It also contributes to the saving of fossil fuels used for heating and reduces carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to the greenhouse effect.

EPS is permeable to water vapour, so it is breathable, but impermeable to water. The permeability to water vapour ensures that mould does not form inside and outside of buildings and rooms insulated with expanded polystyrene (COVERED SOLUTIONS AND HOODS).

Being made up of 98% air, EPS is one of the lightest packaging materials available. Nevertheless, its excellent structure offers extraordinary strength, excellent insulation properties, resistance to moisture, salt and most oils. It is impact resistant as it has an excellent capacity to absorb energy, it is lightweight for easy handling and lower transport costs, it is stackable due to its good compressive strength, it is hygienic, customisable and recyclable.

It is also non-toxic and therefore handling it does not require any protective clothing.

It is absolutely stable against normally used building materials such as cement, plaster, lime and gypsum.

The European standard to which it refers is EN 13163.

EPS is now classified according to its compressive and flexural strength performance. The new classification system is 'open class'.
Characteristics are declared in the form of designation codes that refer to specific levels or classes.

There are requirements for all applications and requirements for specific applications.

Termoblok has had the CE conformity certificate for its products through the German certification body GSH for many years.

Good packaging must minimise the hazards, resulting from vibrations, accidental falls and shocks, that your products may encounter in various transfers.

Vibrations, accidental falls and shocks are hazards that your products may encounter in various transfers.

In order to minimise these risks, it is essential to act on the packaging. The right packaging must be chosen for your products.

Good packaging must provide sufficient protection to minimise mechanical stress, extreme temperature fluctuations, ageing and all unfavourable conditions that may occur during transport or storage.

Termoblok packaging is highly accurate, designed to solve all problems and to be shipped anywhere.

To design truly effective packaging one needs to be aware of the static and dynamic conditions of transport, the specific properties of the packaged object and...

To design effective packaging one must be aware of certain information:

  • The static conditions, i.e. the period during which the packaging material is subjected to the load corresponding to the weight of the packed object
  • The dynamic conditions, i.e. the shocks and vibrations to which the packaging will be subjected during transport and handling
  • The specific properties of the object to be packed such as weight, size and fragility
  • The evaluation of costs related to the value of the object, the mode of transport and the type of packaging designed
  • Termoblok makes parts with complex contours with the possibility of adapting the excavation to accommodate different models, thus reducing the number of items to be handled in the warehouse.

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