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Ducks Unlimited, Geofoam, and the Nation’s Wetlands

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 of species of birds, insects, plants and animals, they are a vital part of the global environmental ecosystem. Ducks Unlimited [...]

By |April 6th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Ducks Unlimited, Geofoam, and the Nation’s Wetlands

EPS foam used as insulation in precast concrete wall panels

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 in the sandwich design, insulation values are now capable of exceeding R-30. As found in the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016 Energy [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on EPS foam used as insulation in precast concrete wall panels

Secant Pile Wall Construction

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 protection and stabilization of in-ground tanks as well as other buried structures. While there are numerous methodologies in which to [...]

By |October 17th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Secant Pile Wall Construction

Recycling Expanded Polystyrene Top Tips

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 ...

By |April 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Recycling Expanded Polystyrene Top Tips

Don’t Mistake Styrofoam® for Geofoam

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 interchangeable. They are two different products. Styrofoam is used to make food and beverage containers, aka foam cups or clam [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Don’t Mistake Styrofoam® for Geofoam

Are You Dense? EPS Foam Density, that is.

Of course we meant density as it relates to EPS foam density, not a learning challenge. This is the type of question that isn’t asked enough. Some people would take offense at such a question. In fact, they would consider it an insult, and immediately question their relationship with you. But that isn’t we’re focusing [...]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Are You Dense? EPS Foam Density, that is.

Virtual Sculpture becomes reality with EPS

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 is the material of choice for making the digital real. Computerized industrial tools, such as CNC routing and hot wire [...]

By |January 12th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Virtual Sculpture becomes reality with EPS