Polystyrene, expandable (PS-E)

Alternative and trade names
Neopor®, Styropor®, Peripor®
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Description

It is is composed of small black beads of polystyrene (EPS) containing blowing agent, which makes it expandable.

This material data has been provided by M-Base.

All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
Equivalent standards are similar to one or more standards provided by the supplier. Some equivalent standards may be stricter whereas others may be outside the bounds of the original standard.

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Properties

General

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Density

0.011 - 0.03 g/cm³

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Thermal

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Coefficient of thermal expansion

6e-05 - 8e-05 1/K

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Specific heat capacity

1450 J/(kg·K)

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Thermal conductivity

0.03 - 0.04 W/(m·K)

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Optical

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Transparency

no

Technological properties

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Application areas

Thermal insulation, noise protection, decorative ceiling panels, thermoboxes, surfboard-kernels

Processing methods

Extrusion, foaming, thermoforming