Leisure and Design Applications

Molded parts made from expandable foams have become prevalent in many everyday situations and their use is becoming something taken for granted: the cycle helmet made from EPS for safety in traffic, the EPS box for transport of chilled food products or the pizza box made of EPP, with which the delivery service rings the bell at  the doorstep.

Storopack products can also be found in more unusual places, for example in film and television as backdrop scenery creating the impression of stone walls. With expandable foams, the designer can let the familiar appear differently. For example, this effect finds use in retail packages. Storopack has provided such services in many projects including the field of cosmetics.

Protection and insulation, this double use is exploited again and again. For example, a winery has packaged its sparkling wine in a shapely vessel, which doubles up as an insulating container. Seating furniture, styling elements for discerning interior design and much more... Storopack accompanies the idea from the first inspiration to the mass production.

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Leisure and Design

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Expandable foams made of EPS, EPP and Neopor open up wide-ranging possibilities to designers and engineers for innovative product design. The raw materials are foam molded to create individual geometries with the aid of tools, with applications ranging from furniture to scenery building, and from unusual packaging solutions to leisure and outdoor articles. The specific characteristics and feel of the materials make our product very unique. Traditional products such as metal, wood, cardboard boxes or other plastics, for instance, can all be replaced by EPP – for increased convenience or to create an unusual look.

A whole new dimension in sitting – seat torso made of black EPP

Whether in the home, in a restaurant, at a trade fair or any other event – the seat torso made of black EPP is guaranteed to grab attention. Its light weight allows it to be moved and carried with minimum effort, while the insulating properties of the material make for a comfortable, pleasant sitting experience.

Unusual packaging made of EPP and P-EPP for special fragrances

These unusual retail packaging designs add to the desirability of top-quality fragrances and cosmetics. As well as placement in retail outlets, they can also be used effectively as part of a sales campaign.

Keeping drinks cool or storage in an attractive rack - simple with EPP

Cool drinks are a must at any outdoor event such as a barbeque or picnic. All in a day’s work for the mobile RollBar or the Beer Crate Cooler. And the BordBar is a handy way to keep cold drinks and snacks readily available on the road.

EPP (Expanded Polypropylene)

Particle foams made of expanded polypropylene (EPP) are semi-hard to flexible thermoplastic synthetic foams consisting largely of closed cells.
The particles delivered in loose form are processed in different ways at Storopack on automatic foaming machines to create molded foam components.

Due to its excellent mechanical properties, such as high specific energy absorption, low compression set and capacity to withstand multiple impacts without appreciable loss of absorption characteristics, EPP opens up wide-ranging and interesting markets.

  • Low weight
  • Outstanding energy absorption
  • Very high thickness to weight ratio
  • Withstands multiple impacts without noticeable damage
  • Excellent thermal insulation
  • Elastic, good “shape memory“
  • Extremely durable
  • Resistant to water, most oils and chemicals
  • Chemically inert
  • Impedes bacterial growth
  • For certain applications with sound insulation
  • 100 % recyclable
  • Structural strength for applications involving exposure to high loads
  • Capable of withstanding temperatures of -35 to 130 °C

P-EPP (Porous EPP)

P-EPP is a special modification of traditional EPP. It comprises closed beads with air pockets or cavities within the cylindrical particle structure. P-EPP further reduces the overall weight of the molded component significantly, and is highly elastic and dimensionally stable. This material also offers clear benefits for sound insulating applications and is ideally suited for attractive retail packaging.

Styropor® - REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Expandable polystyrene is composed of 98 % air and only 2 % polystyrene. Styropor® is produced without CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) and HCFCs (Hydrochlorofluorocarbons). Its light weight helps to save fuel during transport. Styropor® is fully recyclable. Disposal into established recycle circuits helps to reduce use of virgin raw material.

Neopor® - REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Expandable polystyrene is composed of 98 % air and only 2 % polystyrene. Neopor® is produced without CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) and HCFCs (Hydrochlorofluorocarbons). Its light weight helps to save fuel during transport. Neopor® is fully recyclable. Disposal into recycle circuits helps to reduce use of virgin raw material. Established Styropor® recycle circuits can also be used for Neopor®.

ARPRO® - REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Expandable polypropylene is composed of 95 % air and only 5 % polypropylene. ARPRO® is produced without CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) and HCFCs (Hydrochlorofluorocarbons). Its light weight helps to save fuel during transport. As a result of multiple uses material can be saved. ARPRO® is fully recyclable. Disposal into established recycle circuits helps to reduce use of virgin raw material.

 

Contact person

for France:

Aude Mabit
T +33 (0) 240 800 914
aude.mabit@storopack.com

for Spain:

Christine Garcia
T +34 948 335113
christine.garcia@storopack.com

for Germany:

Josef Osterloh
T +49 4447 8008-570
josef.osterloh@storopack.com

for Czech Republic:

Jiri Tomes
T +420 602 678 691
jiri.tomes@storopack.com

 

Perfume packaging made of P-EPP
EPP raw material