EPS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING

Civils

The way that EPS performs when under loads and compression makes it an ideal infill material for numerous civil engineering applications, including:

  • Road & Rail Embankments
  • Sound bunds
  • Landscaping
  • Pontoons
  • Swimming Pool Infill
  • Groundworks

EPS for Infill

We manufacture large EPS blocks measuring 2500 x 1200 x 1000mm for any void fill applications, other sizes are available as required. We can supply arctic loads cut down to size and delivery UK wide.

  • Cost effective void fill
  • Reduced foundations
  • Lightweight, easy handling
  • Quick to install
  • Will not degrade over time

Case Study

As DS Smith Plastics, Foam Products we have supplied MegaTech Projects Ltd with EPS blocks for over 20 railway stations. Modular EPS blocks drastically shorten railway platform construction time.

Offering excellent compressive strength, durability and ease of handling. This method is cheaper and up to 3 times faster than traditional steel systems.

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Material Specification Sheet
Physical Properties
BS EN13163:2016
EPS 70E EPS 100E EPS 150E EPS 200E EPS 250E EPS 300E EPS 350E EPS 400E
Compressive Strength
at 10% (kPa)
70 100 150 200 250 300 350 400
Cross Breaking Strength
(Bending Strength) (kPa)
115 150 200 250 350 450 525 600
Fire Classification Euroclass E Euroclass E Euroclass E Euroclass E Euroclass E Euroclass E Euroclass E Euroclass E
Max Thermal Conductivity at 10oC
(W/mKLambda 90/90)
0.038 0.036 0.034 0.033 0.033 0.033 0.033 0.033
Water Vapour resistivity
(MN.s.g-1 m-1)
100-200 150-350 150-350 200-500 200-500 200-500 200-500 200-500
Water Absorption
(V/V)
<= 10% <= 10% <= 10% <= 10% <= 10% <= 10% <= 10% <= 10%
Nominal Density
(kg/m3)
15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50