EPP does not contain hydrocarbon, volatile organic components or other elements which are classified as being very harmful to the environment. Free of heavy metal, EPP is used e.g. in the automotive industry not only for the improvement of the vehicular reliability but also for the reduction of weight.
Therefore, it contributes to the reduction of exhaust emission and fuel consumption. EPP can be recycled or burned, whereas the burning induces a high calorific value without corrosive gas emission. If EPP is worked up to a protective wrapping, it is completely reusable. Furthermore, EPP is totally nontoxic so that it can be used without extra considerations - even the primary product- for the production of toys.
Recycling for more sustainability
That way insufficient products can be led back immediately into the manufacturing flow. Therewith it is guaranteed that no EPP-product is applied in the environment without inconvenience.
Furthermore, EPP is used large-scale as feedstock for recyclable wrapping. Due to its durability and its energy-saving attributes, EPP contributes to reducing the amount of alternative or rather once-only usable materials. Wrappings made of EPP can be recycled and supplied to the original process of manufacture.
EPP extracted from the disassembling of vehicles can also be recycled. EPP-products used in automotive applications, as bumper components up to the sun visor, are recycled. Since car manufacturers above all demand more and more individual parts which do not have to be dismantled and separated out, EPP is increasingly preferred.