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Construction and Packaging

Construction and Packaging Grade expandable polystyrenes

Construction Grade EPS SPECIFICATIONS

Product
designation
Nominal
bead size
Nominal
Pentane Content**
Recommended
Minimum
Density*
Fast
Cycling
MA500B 1.2 mm 5.9% 0.90 pcf  
MB500C 0.9 mm 5.9% 0.90 pcf  
MB500E 0.9 mm 5.9% 0.90 pcf
MB590E 0.9 mm 5.9% 0.90 pcf
MB590L 0.9 mm 4.9% 1.20 pcf
MC500L 0.5 mm 4.9% 1.25 pcf
MC590L 0.5 mm 4.9% 1.35 pcf
* The actual minimum density achievable for any product may be lower, as it is also a function of utilities and expander capabilities. Compliance to UL 723 is only applicable to a minimum 0.90 pcf.
** Volatile content can be customized per customer request.
Modified grades can be utilized to mold construction grade shape products.
  • All our Construction grade products can be tailor made to be used to produce shape molded construction products. Specific customer needs can be addressed and a product can be produced to meet your exact needs. Please contact your StyroChem® Sales Representative for more information and assistance in designing a product to meet your requirements.
  • Delivered in FIBC packaging of 2204 pounds (1MT). Box packaging available at additional cost.
Construction Compliance
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StyroChem® EPS modified grade products meet the physical property requirements of…. ASTM C 578
StyroChem® EPS complies with surface burning characteristics of UL 723/ASTM E84 R10302
EPS foams manufactured from the above products meet UL94 classification requirements and have obtained a HF-1 or HF-2 rating as described in…. E93815
ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) report contains specific code compliance criteria for StyroChem® EPS ESR-3155
The ICC-ES reports are based upon performance features of the International family of codes such as the International Building Codes (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC).  
The acceptance criteria for Foam plastic insulation for use in accordance with the applicable code is found in…. AC-12
The acceptance criteria for stay-in-place foam plastic insulating concrete form (ICF) systems for solid concrete walls is found in… AC-353
Geofoam specification ASTM D6817
Geofoam guide ASTM D7180
Standard specification for Flat Wall insulating concrete form (ICF) systems ASTM E2634
Factory Mutual Class 4450 1000001498

Packaging Grade EPS SPECIFICATIONS

Product
designation
Nominal
bead size
Nominal
Pentane Content**
Recommended
Density*
Fast
Cycling
Direct Food
Content Pkg
C334E 0.5 mm 6.4% 1.15 pcf    
C280CZ 0.5 mm 6.0% 1.50 pcf
C334H 0.5 mm 6.8% 1.25 pcf
* The actual minimum density achievable for any product may be lower, as it is also a function of utilities and expander capabilities. .
** Volatile content can be customized per customer request.
Packaging EPS
 

 

Military Specifications

Specification Number Title Compliance
MIL-P-19644C
July 10, 1970
Plastic Molding Material
(Polystyrene Foam)
Part molded comply if
Type I – all shape grades
Type II – all modified grades
Class 1 – non-pigmented
MIL-P-60312C
December 5, 1986
Molded Parts – Polystyrene Plastic Foam Type II – non-pigmented
Class 1 – all shape grades
Class 2 – all modified grades with antistat

Construction and Packaging Federal Specifications

Specification Number Title Compliance
PPP-C850D
September 3, 1976
Cushioning Material – Polystyrene Expanded All shape and molded grades comply with Type I – sheet form.
 
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