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How Well Do You Interact with Your Customers?

By: Greg Gibson, Sales Representative When you call on an existing or potentially new customer do you stop and think what does this person know about my product, in my case this is expanded polystyrene (EPS)? Many of us in … Continue reading

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Flawed Studies and Misleading Statements Lead to EPS Ban in San Francisco

By: John Cowan, Regional Sales Manager Last summer the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance banning EPS products to include transport packaging, coolers, beach toys, and other EPS products. According to the Board of Supervisors, this progressive legislation … Continue reading

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Business Partner versus Material Supplier, Choosing Value Over Price

By: Joe Kurz, Packaging Specialist I had an interesting meeting with one of our long time packaging distributor customers this week. As in many cases, we are not their sole EPS packaging supplier of record. The meeting was to inform … Continue reading

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#6 Resin Identification Symbol and Recycling Facts

By: Ryan Olson, Packaging Specialist #6 Resin Identification symbol This #6 symbol identifies (PS) Polystyrene and also (EPS) expanded polystyrene which are recyclable. Products from Recycled #6 Foam #6 foam is a type of thermoplastic that can be recycled over and … Continue reading

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What is expanded polystyrene (EPS) exactly?

By: Tamara Middleton, Sales Representative – Architectural Products EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) is a closed cell insulation manufactured by expanding a polystyrene polymer.  Originally discovered in Germany by Edward Simon by accident. Polystyrene is extracted from crude oil along with many … Continue reading

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