News & Announcements

EPSMA, AFPR Consolidate in to EPS Industry Alliance

April, 2013

CROFTON, MD March 8, 2011 – The expanded polystyrene (EPS) industry has formed a new trade association: the EPS Industry Alliance (EPS-IA). The EPS Molders Association (EPSMA) and the Alliance of Foam...

Product Category Rules (PCR)

November, 2011

The Product Category Rules (PCR) for thermal building envelope insulation have been finalized. EPSMA and a broad coalition of trade associations representing building insulation manufacturers worked...

AFPR Releases 2010 Recycling Rate Report

September, 2011

New report shows EPS recycling increasing steadily for 20 years

CROFTON, MD - A new report released by the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers shows exponential...

EPS Reduces Global Warming

May, 2009

New Life Cycle Analysis Clearly Demonstrates Environmental Contributions Of Adding EPS Insulation To North American Homes

Crofton, Maryland – A new study shows that expanded polystyrene (EPS)...

EPS Insulation Delivers Consistent Energy Savings And Thermal Protection Over Life Of Building

November, 2008

Field Tests Prove EPS Insulation Retains R-Value And Moisture Resistance Under Extreme Freeze-Thaw Conditions

Crofton, Maryland – A new study commissioned by the EPS Molders...

EPS Insulation Technical Bulletins Now Available

August, 2008

The Expanded Polystyrene Molders Association released three new technical bulletins outlining the benefits of expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation in building and construction.


NEW Expanded Polystyrene Insulation Product Classification

March, 2005

Crofton, MD, March 4, 2005 - ASTM C578-04a “Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation” now includes a new high density (40 psi) material Type XIV for expanded...

Testing Confirms EPS is Mold Resistant

January, 2005

The EPS Molders Association (EPSMA) sponsored a test program focusing on EPS and mold resistance. EPSMA contracted SGS U.S. Testing Company for test services on EPS using ASTM C1338 “Standard Method...

EPSMA Partners with CMD First Source

October, 2002

The EPS Molders Association is pleased to announce its new partnership with CMD First Source. EPSMA is now listed online in the E-Catalog:  (...

EPSMA Joins Energy Star

September, 2000

To expand its efforts in educating homeowners and homebuilders on the benefits of energy efficient and conscientious building practices, EPS Molders Association (EPSMA) recently joined the Energy Star...



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