The Poly Molding blog is where articles and posts relating to construction, architecture, and the arts are regularly posted… information about interesting uses of expanded polystyrene materials. If you have an interesting project involving our Geofoam and/or EPS products, we would love to hear about it. Just email us some information and a few photo’s and we’ll not only post and give you editorial credit but link to your website as well.
You’d have to be living under a geofoam rock not to know the value and importance in maintaining our nation’s wetlands and natural habitats. Not only to they provide refuge and habitat for thousands [...]
The use of precast concrete wall panels is nothing new. In fact, precast concrete wall panels including insulation is not that new either. However, since the inclusion of EPS foam insulation sheathing has been used [...]
Knowing which EPS density (or density of EPS) is the correct one for your project may not be as easy as it may seem. Depending on the application, there are different compressive resistance factors to satisfy the engineering requirements of a given project.
Civil engineering projects that require embedded retaining walls often rely on secant pile wall construction to accomplish the stabilization of embankments, large commercial below ground storage space (basements). Secant walls are also used for the [...]
Could Geofoam save a community? It possibly might but you are probably wondering how. We recently enjoyed a mental exercise: would the use of our Geofoam product might be beneficial in deterring damage from acts of nature?
Recycling expanded polystyrene is a great habit to get into. While some people mistakenly refer to expanded polystyrene as Styrofoam™ (a Dow Chemical trademarked product), it is most certainly not. Styrofoam™ was introduced by its creator way back in 1941, and ...
Don’t mistake Styrofoam® for Geofoam. Styrofoam® is a product created by Dow Chemical Company decades ago. Geofoam is Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and is not the same thing, although some people mistakenly believe the names are [...]
While virtual reality is once again getting headlines with the illusion of a digital dimension, expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam technology has quietly revolutionized large scale digital fabrication, bringing the virtual into our reality. EPS foam [...]
Even though Expanded Polystyrene (EPS or Geofoam) has been around for more than a century, when it comes up in conversations, people instinctively think of disposable coffee cups, disposable coolers and packaging peanuts. What do [...]
The article series is described as a “tour of small businesses across the country highlights the imagination, diversity, and resilience of American enterprise.” We are thrilled to have garnered such attention and hope you enjoy reading the article as much as we did.
With the aging infrastructure in the U.S. in its worst shape ever, construction crews will be busy for the next 20 years making repairs and improvements. Expanded PolyStyrene (EPS) Geofoam is a remarkable and affordable [...]
That’s a question that is sometimes heard, but hardly understood by the uninitiated. Stucco finish on the exterior of a home, commercial building or other structure is typically found in warm and hot climates. You [...]