Why Is EPS Perfect for the Food Packaging Industry?

Ever wondered about the material that is used to pack your fruits and veggies? Have you ever thought about the material of the box in which your seafood just got delivered? Today the most common material used for food packaging is EPS. EPS or Expanded Polystyrene is a lightweight cellular plastic material consisting of small hollow spherical balls. The closed cellular construction is what gives EPS many remarkable characteristics that can be used in various industries including food packaging. Some of the best characteristics are as follows:


Expanded Polystyrene provides safe insulation for food products. It keeps the temperature of packaged food products constant. EPS is made by the expansion of polystyrene beads. These beads interlock and fill up the spaces providing a firm barrier. This offers the best external protection and maximum heat retention. EPS not only has great insulation value but it is also resistant to bacterial growth and moisture. This means EPS packaging can conserve the food for a longer time.

Easy Transportation

EPS is extremely lightweight which makes it easier for transportation. The Polystyrene packaging has a light composition and it provides the perfect cushioning effect. This keeps the foods warm and safe for transportation. EPS is easy to carry around and most preferred choice for the food packaging industry.


Polystyrene is the most budget-friendly material option when someone is looking for a light and durable packaging solution. It has been in use for a long time and will continue to offer an array of benefits to businesses and consumers both.


Polystyrene is a smart choice for recycling too. You can use it at your own place by planting your own plants. You can create a compost bin or build a comfortable shelter for your feline friend.

Omega Packaging provides you with lightweight, durable, thermal insulated food packaging solutions. Our EPS foam boxes are rigorously developed and designed with integrated moulding technology. We incorporate strict manufacturing specifications and extreme quality control measures by following the guidelines to ensure that our customers, both food industrial units and individuals receive superior quality EPS foam boxes. We supply an extensive list of varied size and shape made to order foam boxes for packaging and transporting both huge and small bunch of food.