Styropan constantly makes efforts to develop and enter products and solutions into the market that offer a long-term result to the construction sector concerning the energy usage diminution for heating and cooling.
This, apart from the financial benefit perspective, is a definitive factor in reducing pollutants from fossil fuel combustion. The polystyrene insulation products have very low thermal conductivity coefficient value (λ) and reduce the total energy consumption of the building, they eliminate mold due to humidity condensation in the inner walls, they create thermal comfort and their performance lasts for many decades, in fact, they last as long as the building because they are not altered by the passage of time.
Moreover, in collaboration with our suppliers we try to make our supply chain more responsible and efficient when using natural resources.
Polystyrene insulation products are 100% recyclable and eco-friendly. They can be recycled in many ways such as conversion to new manufacturing products or burning in order to re-acquire their energy content and used for producing electric energy. The recycling method of choice is based on technical, environmental and financial studies.
Despite the fact that there are other thermal insulation products consisting of natural raw materials instead of polystyrene which is a synthetic material, there must be an evaluation of the total environmental imprint of a product, assessment of all its life stages , (from the production of raw materials to the manufacturing process to give the form that will be used) and then, define the recycle capacity degree of the material. The Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is such an evaluation tool.
Furthermore, we must consider the energy saved due to its usage throughout its lifespan and whether it is recyclable or not after its dumping.
Polystyrene insulation products are not toxic and completely inert. They do not contain chlorofluorocarbon (CFCs) nor Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFCs) and they do not favor bacteria or mold growth. For this reason, they are certified for use as food packaging and even when they end in sanitary landfills, they do not release substances that may pollute the underground or the aquifer.
Contrary to other fibrous insulation materials, no specific care is required during their use.