Energy saving and ecology
When we talk about ecological material we need to know that it is determined based on three main items
How much energy is needed to produce the material
For comparison, when we talk about the first item, the production of styrofoam requires very little energy consumption, for example for a cubic meter of white / graphite styrofoam requires 39 MJ while for example for the production of polyurethane foam insulation 72MJ, stone wool 76MJ and wood fiber insulation requires 310MJ. To illustrate this, 3.6MJ corresponds to a power consumption of 1kWh, which means that with this power consumption of 1kWh we will be able to power an average computer 50 hours.
How much this material saves energy during its use
When we talk about energy saving, taking as an example the construction of a facade with insulating SIMAPOR poles EPS, a significant reduction of Tolin losses in the space is achieved, thus saving energy used to heat the space of the example works for 1 liter of crude oil needed for EPS production. is approximately 100l of processed oil for space heating. On average, it is seen that after the thermal insulation of the house, the initial investment for SIMAPOR EPS can be repaid through 4 months of heating / cooling the house.
Possibility of recycling
EPS is a material that can be 100% recycled. EPS does not promote the growth of microorganisms, does not rot, does not form mold, does not decompose. Therefore, it can be rightly said that EPS (styrofoam®) has no negative impact on the environment, in fact, precisely because of its basic application in construction, which is energy saving and the possibility of its easy recycling, is one of the most important factors in environmental protection. Styrofoam recyclates can be used for the production of lightweight concrete, for fillings, it is allowed to return part of the recyclables to production, and can also be incinerated for the production of heat and electricity as proven in EU cities where no adverse health effects have been shown. people and the environment.