When in Rome do as the Romans do: EPS in the world

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Our raw material, the “sintered foam polystyrene” (EPS), surprises us not only for its versatility in the application, but also for a wide linguistic diversity.

Let us take as an example the Central and South America where this raw material is widely used in different sectors. In this area of the world where the predominant language is Spanish, we can find more than ten different ways of calling the sintered foam polystyrene: unicel or hielo seco in Mexico; estereofón in Costa Rica; poliespuma in Cuba; durapax in El Salvador and Honduras; fon in the Dominican Republic; hielo seco or foam in Panama; poroplas in Nicaragua; telgopor in Argentina; plastoformo in Bolivia; isopor in Brazil; plumavit in Chile; icopor in Colombia; espuma-flex in Ecuador; porexpan or poliestireno in Paraguay; tecnopor in Peru; espuma-plast in Uruguay; anime in Venezuela; polystyrene in the French Guiana.

And how the EPS is called in other areas of the world?

In the United States as well as in Africa it is called sintered expanded polystyrene (EPS).

Finally, in Asia the sintered foam polystyrene is identified under the following names: Пенополистирол in Russia and Kazakhstan; Styrofoam in India, China and in other neighboring countries; Yonolit in Iran.

In Western Europe: esferovite in Portugal; corcho blanco or poliexpan in Spain; felizol in Greece.
In Eastern Europe: Vahtpolüstüreen in Estonia; Пенаполістырол in Belarus; Putų lenta in Lithuania; Пінополістирол in Ukraine.
In Europe, the sintered foam polystyrene is a consolidated material and it is known under different names and dictions. But now the EPS industry is proud to present a new and unique European name for the EPS: Airpop, in an attempt to unify under a single name all different varieties of Countries.




We kindly invite you to take a look in the EPS map and discover the wide vocabulary of our raw material…

EPS in the world