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Styropor® - The Classic

Styropor® an expandable polystyrene (EPS), was invented in 1951 by BASF and has become a classic among raw materials in the construction and packaging industry today. Styropor® offers a large product portfolio with a wide range of applications. Whether for efficient construction or shock absorption and moisture insensitive packaging of products.  


  • excellent thermal insulation capacity
  • high compressive strength
  • outstanding impact absorption
  • low weight
  • imperviousness to moisture



Protecting the things you love most with expandable polystyrene!

Why EPS is the material to choose, when it comes to protecting sensitive goods and even humans, you get to know in this video: 

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EPS and the Circular Economy

Keeping the raw materials used in the cycle and reducing the use of fossil raw materials belong to BASF's overarching goals towards a circular economy.

You can see the role EPS plays
in this in the video here.


Save CO2 emissions with packaging made of Styropor® BMB!

If the packaging for 1.000 washing machines were made of Styropor® BMB, the CO2 reduction would be euivalent to that emitted by a car driving further than 10.000 km, compared with standard Styropor® .