STYROFOAM™

£15.00£118.50

Styrofoam extruded polystyrene insulation is renowned for its exceptional thermal performance, high compressive strength, and low water absorption, making it the preferred choice of specifiers for a wide range of demanding applications. Styrofoam is available in a number of different grades and sheet sizes to suit the end use. Styrofoam sheets can be supplied hot-wire cut to any thickness from 3mm to 165mm at tolerances as low as +/- 0.05mm. We also offer a full 5-Axis CNC machining service, and can accept customers own drawings in a variety of formats.

GroupProductLength (mm)Width (mm)Thickness (mm)Unit of SaleMin. Qty.PriceCodeQuantityAdd to Cart
Styrofoam RTM250060025Pack (16 Brds/24m2)4 £113.50 015184
Styrofoam RTM250060030Pack (14 Brds/21m2)4 £118.50 015257
Styrofoam RTM250060035Pack (12 Brds/18m2)4 £115.00 015262
Styrofoam RTM250060040Pack (10 Brds/15m2)4 £109.00 014333
Styrofoam RTM250060050Pack (8 Brds/12m2)4 £99.00 014595
Styrofoam RTM250060060Pack (7 Brds/10.5m2)4 £104.00 015183
Styrofoam RTM250060075Pack (5 Brds/7.5m2)4 £94.00 015169
Styrofoam RTM250060080Pack (5 Brds/7.5m2)4 £99.00 014978
Styrofoam RTM2500600100Pack (4 Brds/6m2)4 £99.00 014201
Styrofoam RTM2500600120Pack (3 Brds/4.5m2)4 £90.50 013153
Styrofoam Blocks240060050Each6 £15.00 020472
Styrofoam Blocks240060075Each6 £20.00 020473
Styrofoam Blocks2150600150Each6 £31.25 018510
Styrofoam Blocks2500600100Each6 £25.75 018497
Styrofoam Blocks2500600165Each6 £38.25 018498
Styrofoam Blocks1940810118Each6 £32.25 018508
Styrofoam Blocks1920790118Each6 £31.75 018512
Styrofoam Blocks2150940118Each6 £39.50 018509
Styrofoam Blocks2400120050Each6 £31.50 022664
Styrofoam Blocks24001200115Each6 £55.25 020085
Styrofoam Blocks3050750118Each6 £52.25 018511
Styrofoam Blocks30501220115Each6 £75.50 023065
Styrofoam Blocks21501200115Each6 £50.50 018560

Styrofoam RTM


ProductLength (mm)Width (mm)Thickness (mm)Unit of SaleMin. Qty.PriceCodeQuantity
Styrofoam RTM250060025Pack (16 Brds/24m2)4 £113.50 015184
Styrofoam RTM250060030Pack (14 Brds/21m2)4 £118.50 015257
Styrofoam RTM250060035Pack (12 Brds/18m2)4 £115.00 015262
Styrofoam RTM250060040Pack (10 Brds/15m2)4 £109.00 014333
Styrofoam RTM250060050Pack (8 Brds/12m2)4 £99.00 014595
Styrofoam RTM250060060Pack (7 Brds/10.5m2)4 £104.00 015183
Styrofoam RTM250060075Pack (5 Brds/7.5m2)4 £94.00 015169
Styrofoam RTM250060080Pack (5 Brds/7.5m2)4 £99.00 014978
Styrofoam RTM2500600100Pack (4 Brds/6m2)4 £99.00 014201
Styrofoam RTM2500600120Pack (3 Brds/4.5m2)4 £90.50 013153

Minimum Quantity: 4

Styrofoam Blocks


ProductLength (mm)Width (mm)Thickness (mm)Unit of SaleMin. Qty.PriceCodeQuantity
Styrofoam Blocks240060050Each6 £15.00 020472
Styrofoam Blocks240060075Each6 £20.00 020473
Styrofoam Blocks2150600150Each6 £31.25 018510
Styrofoam Blocks2500600100Each6 £25.75 018497
Styrofoam Blocks2500600165Each6 £38.25 018498
Styrofoam Blocks1940810118Each6 £32.25 018508
Styrofoam Blocks1920790118Each6 £31.75 018512
Styrofoam Blocks2150940118Each6 £39.50 018509
Styrofoam Blocks2400120050Each6 £31.50 022664
Styrofoam Blocks24001200115Each6 £55.25 020085
Styrofoam Blocks3050750118Each6 £52.25 018511
Styrofoam Blocks30501220115Each6 £75.50 023065
Styrofoam Blocks21501200115Each6 £50.50 018560

Minimum Quantity: 6

Styrofoam Online is the website for all your Styrofoam blocks. Our distributorship with Dow Chemical enables us to offer a comprehensive range of Styrofoam Extruded Polystyrene sheets, hot-wire styrofoam cutting sheets to any thickness and  CNC machined components. Our commitment to Styrofoam is demonstrated by a stock holding of 3000M3 and is the largest single stocking point in the UK. Our warehouse is one minute from Junction 31 of the M1 and is ideal for delivery or collection.

What is Styrofoam?

Styrofoam is an extruded polystyrene and is uniquely identified by its blue colour. It was first developed and produced in the 1940’s by Dow Chemical in the USA. The process of extruding polystyrene results in a material with uniformly small, closed cells and an unrivalled set of properties which make it ideal for insulation and also as a core in lightweight structural panels. Styrofoam combines low thermal conductivity and low water absorption to make it the choice of specifiers in a wide range of demanding insulation applications.

Styrofoam also has excellent mechanical properties including high strength in compression, tension, bending and shear  which are essential for a  core material in structural panels used in a range of markets including coldstores, touring caravans, truck panels, building and curtain-walling. The small uniform cell structure of Styrofoam is also ideally suited for use in markets such as hobby and craft where traditional modelling tools can create three-dimensional models.

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Hot-Wire Styrofoam Cutting

Panel Systems has one of the largest specialist fabrication units for the hot-wire cutting of Styrofoam in Europe. Hot-wire cutting facilities include large volume and small batch capability. Blocks and/or sheetscan be cut to a thickness of 5mm and by 0.5mm increments to around 150mm.

Our purchasing power enables us to source an extensive range of fabrication blocks from Dow with lengths up to 3025mm, widths up to 1200mm and thickness up to 165mm. This ensures that the customer is able to achieve his required sheet size with the minimum of waste. The hot-wire cut surface of Styrofoam is ideal for the application of adhesives and is fully compatible with metals, plastics, and timber based products for bonding purposes. For pricing information please contact our sales office on 0114 249 5635.

CNC Machining

Panel Systems operates three large 3-axis Cnc routers able to machine sheets up to 3650mm x 1525mm. In the case of Styrofoam, blocks up to 165mm are machined. In house CAD/CAM facilities enable us to rapidly prototype customer requirements and undertake both large and small production runs.
We are able to import an extensive range of file formats eg. dxf, dwg and we will also create CAD  drawings and machining programs from customers rough outlines.
For pricing information please contact our sales office on 0114 249 5635.

Blowing Agents

The production of Styrofoam is primarily based on the extrusion of polystyrene with a blowing agent. There are two type of Styrofoam insulation products in the UK:

Type X which are foamed by a HFC. The ODP and GWP of the HFC foaming agent are 0 (kg CFC11 equivalent/kg HFC) and 1300 (kg carbon dioxide/kg HFC) respectively.

Type A which are foamed by carbon dioxide. The ODP and GWP of the carbon dioxide foaming agent are 0 (kg CFC11 equivalent/kg carbon dioxide and 1 (kg carbon dioxide/kg carbon dioxide) respectively.

Waste Recycling

The vast majority of Styrofoam waste created during our production is compacted and recycled.
For some of our customers it has proved to be beneficial for Panel Systems to undertake additional fabrication and machining to minimise their waste.

Product

Styrofoam Blocks, Styrofoam Blocks – extruded to thickness with a planed surface, Styrofoam RTM, Styrofoam RTM – designed as a panel core for use in sandwich panels for low temperature storage

Length (mm)

1920, 1940, 2150, 2400, 2500, 2750, 3050

Width (mm)

600, 750, 790, 810, 940, 1200, 1220

Thickness (mm)

25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 60, 75, 80, 90, 100, 115, 118, 120, 150, 165

Unit of Sale

Pack (4 Brds/6m2), Pack (10 Brds/15m2), Pack (5 Brds/7.5m2), Pack (12 Brds/18m2), Pack (8 Brds/12m2), Pack (14 Brds/21m2), Pack (16 Brds/24m2), Each, Pack (3 Brds/4.5m2), Pack (7 Brds/10.5m2)

Min. Qty.

3, 4, 5, 6

Technical

PropertiesStandardUnitSTYROFOAM™
LBH-X
STYROFOAM™
LB-A
STYROFOAM™
RTM-NC-X
Cell ContentHFCAir
Density (typical value)EN 1602KG/M3333340
Thermal conductivity declared FOR STYROFOAM™ LBH-X & LB-A ONLY EN 13164W/(m.k)0,0330,033 (20-80mm)
0,034 (81-120mm)
0,036 (121-200mm)
Thermal Conductivity for 60 days old foam – mean value at 10°C FOR STYROFOAM™ RTM ONLYEN 12667
EN 12939
W/(m.k) 0,025
Compressive stress or compressive strength @ 10% deformation (1) EN 826kPa300300400
Tensile strength (1) EN 1607kPa500500700
Shear strength EN 12090kPa250250400
Moduli (typical values)
E-Modulus (1)EN 826MPa12 (≤30mm)
15 (31-80mm)
20 (>80mm)
12 (≤30mm)
15 (31-80mm)
20 (>80mm)
17 (≤30mm)
22 (31-80mm)
28 (>80mm)
Tensile modulus (1)EN 1607
MPa24 (≥50mm)24 (≥50mm)28 (≥50mm)
Shear modulus G EN 12090 MPa101013
Water vapour diffusion resistance factor µ (tabulated value)EN 12086-150150150
Long term water absorption by total immersion EN 12087Class1,51,51,5
Dimensional stability under specified (2) temperature (70°C) and humidity conditions (90%rh) EN 1604%555
Capillarity-%000
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion (typical value) -mm/(m.K)0,07 0,07 0,07
Reaction to fire Euroclass EN 13501-1-EEE
Temperature limits -°C-0.666666667-0.666666667-0.666666667
Edge Profile --butt edgebutt edgebutt edge
Surface Finish --planed/groovedplaned/groovedplaned/grooved
Fire Classification NF EN 13164-Euroclass EEuroclass EEuroclass E
1) Measured in thickness direction
2) Products with special dimensions or closer tolerances are available upon request. 1 N/mm

Foam Type X

 UnitsStyrofoam LBXStyrofoam IBXStyrofoam RTMStyrofoam HD300XStyrofoam SPX
DensityKg/M33533404538
Thermal Conductivity
<= 80mm W/mK 0.0290.0330.0290.0290.029
81 - 120mm W/mK 0.0300.0330.0290.029
> 121mm W/mK 0.0310.0330.031
Compressive Strength kPa300250400700300
Design Load kPa11090140210120
Surface Finish Hot-wire Cut or PlanedHot-wire Cut or PlanedPlaned & Grooved Planed & Grooved Skin
Edge Profile ButtButtButtButtButt

Foam Type A

 UnitsStyrofoam LBA
DensityKg/M333
Thermal Conductivity
<= 80mm W/mK 0.035
81 - 120mm W/mK 0.036
> 121mm W/mK 0.036
Compressive Strength kPa300
Design Load kPa110
Surface Finish Hot-wire Cut or Planed
Edge Profile Butt

Applications

Styrofoam is an excellent core material for a wide range of sandwich panel applications. The key benefits of Styrofoam are :-

  • High Mechanical Strength in compression, tension, bending and shear. Panels manufactured with Styrofoam exhibit high impact strength and resistance to dynamic loading.
  • Lightweight – Styrofoam has a high strength to weight ratio
  • Good Thermal Insulation – Styrofoam has excellent thermal properties.
  • Water and Vapour resistance – The closed cell structure of Styrofoam ensures that performance is maintained even in external situations or where moisture exists.
  • Bonding Surface. Styrofoam has a smooth dust free surface and is ideal for bonding. Hot-wire cut Styrofoam is available and provides an excellent bonding surface combined with consistent thickness for high quality bonding.
    Please visit our corporate website for more structural core products manufactured by Panel Systems

Craft & Modelling
The uniform small cell structure of Styrofoam is ideal for  Craft and Modelling activities. It is easily cut with a good surface for painting.

Caravans
The use of composite panels in the production of caravans and motorised homes has grown significantly . The very high strength-to-weight ratio of composite panels provide significant benefits in the design of caravans and motorised homes. Styrofoam is ideal as a core material for composite panels. It’s high mechanical strength is suited to the dynamic loads attached to these applications. It will also help in the design to reduce the number and cross-section of wooden inserts.

Styrofoam will also provide excellent insulation performance even at low temperatures during winter months. Grades typically used are Styrofoam IBX and LBX .
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Truck Panels
The technical requirements for refrigerated truck bodies are defined by regulations and by economic considerations, which include the resale value of a vehicle.

To be cost effective, refrigerated truck bodies must be insulated effectively whilst also being lightweight and built with highly durable materials to last for decades. By choosing Styrofoam as a core material it is possible to satisfy those requirements. Panels with Styrofoam core material have been used in the manufacture of floors, walls and roofs of refrigerated truck bodies for more than 25 years with proven success.

Styrofoam RTM, Styrofoam LBX and HD300X  are designed to meet the needs of the refrigerated truck market. All products are produced in a range of thickness to meet the needs of the specific application.

Panel Systems offers a comprehensive fabrication service to provide complete kits and/or components for the production of truck panels.

Underfloor Heating
Styrofoam is ideally suited to both water and electric matting underfloor heating  systems (UFH)  due to it’s high compressive strength and impressive thermal insulation properties. Waterproof, rot and mould resistant and lightweight, Styrofoam is available in a range of thicknesses from 6mm upwards. It offers high levels of impact resistance.

In hot water based UFH systems, Styrofoam can be CNC machined to accept water pipes. The density of Styrofoam is such that high quality and consistent grooving is achieved to ensure a good fit for the water pipes. Contact our sales team on 0114-2495635 for pricing.

For electric matting systems where there is an existing un-insulated floor slab, sheets can be readily cut and fitted by hand. Floor tiles can be laid using any water based tile adhesive. Wood laminates can be laid in direct contact.

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