Can EPS Packaging Be Used to Transport Foodstuffs?

Can EPS Packaging Be Used to Transport Foodstuffs?

EPS foam packages maintain constant temperature over long periods – making EPS an ideal packaging material. Fruits and vegetables are packaged in EPS boxes to retain freshness and good hygiene. Similarly, EPS fish boxes have found worldwide acceptance.

Here is why EPS packaging is the best alternative for keeping and transporting food fresh.

EPS packaging protects foodstuffs during transport  

The main advantages of EPS for transportation refer to excellent shock absorption, efficient thermal insulation and low density. EPS is lightweight, which reduces packaging weight and provides considerable savings in transport costs. It also means the consumer pays less for the food produce.

EPS packaging has a high-energy absorption index and retains its shape, unlike other packaging materials such as cardboard. It easily handles sensitive products such as foodstuff and beverages during storage and transport, since it doesn’t crack, shatter or break.

EPS packaging is ideal for protecting foodstuff and avoiding hazards and breakages during transport and storage. Its compressive resistance also means that it allows comfortable stacking conditions, despite being lightweight.

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) manufactured by the Isowall Group is fast becoming recognized as the insulation material of choice by specifiers of “Bills of Quantities”. This comes largely as a result of our technical knowledge backed up by years of experience in the building and construction industry.

EPS packaging conserves hygiene and flavour

It is critical to keep fresh food well insulated to avoid spoilage and wastages caused by substandard storage and transport conditions. EPS packaging offers high thermal insulation and protects the contents from sudden changes in temperatures.

Retailers can store fresh food in perfect conditions and minimise costs with transport and storage incurred by poorly insulated products. These pose serious risks and threats to consumer health.

Since EPS is non-toxic and inert, it can come into direct contact with food. It keeps fresh foodstuffs in a hygienic environment resistant to moisture and humidity that affect other packaging materials. Overall, EPS packaging maintains freshness and retains the flavour of fruits and vegetables.

EPS packaging meets worldwide health laws requirements 

Various nations have documented, tested, and evaluated synthetic products regarding health implications. These guidelines determine the conditions under which a synthetic material item meets the requirements of food and consumer products law.

Expanded polystyrene (EPS), with its composition and insulation properties, meets the requirements specified by law. There are absolutely no restrictions on the use of EPS as packaging. Based on the above evaluation, EPS packaging is deemed safe to use for storing and transporting foodstuffs, including fish and shellfish, meat, fruits, vegetables, dairy and ice-cream.

The Isowall Group has been manufacturing and distributing Isolite Block Moulded EPS since 1985, and Isolite Shape Moulded EPS since 1992. Isolite EPS products are used primarily for insulation, lightweight fillers, packaging and semi-rigid cushioning. 


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