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What is EUMEPS?

The association for European Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene (EUMEPS) is the voice of the Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) industry.

Our members are 23 National Associations of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) in Europe. They represent local EPS converters, raw material suppliers, additive suppliers, EPS recyclers, and machinery provider companies. Beside these institutional members, we also provide a platform for private companies related to the EPS industry. Altogether our membership repesents 1.000 companies, most of them small and medium sized companies (SMEs), which employ around 60.000 people in Europe.

With 98% air and 2% polystyrene, Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is a very versatile material with unique cushioning and lightweight properties. These characteristics make EPS probably the most cost-effective protective and insulating material, being the material of choice for our customer industries for many years.

EUMEPS activities focus on two main market segments: Construction and Power Parts, including packaging and shape moulded parts.

Together with our members we are committed to promoting the benefits of EPS products, and have joined forces to reach the ambitious European recycling targets by 2025. Published in 2018, the the EUMEPS Pledge is a step towards this goal, demonstrating our ambition and commitment to accelerating our current recycling programme.

EUMEPS membership - Representation in Europe

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National Converters Associations & Converters

National Converters Associations

  • Austria: Güteschutzgemeinschaft Polystyrol-Hartschaum G.P.H.
  • Belgium: Styfabel
  • Czech Republic: Czech EPS Association
  • Denmark: Plastindustrien I Danmark
  • Finland: Finnish Association of Construction Product Industries RTT
  • France: AFIPEB
  • Germany: IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackung e.V.
  • Germany: Industrieverband Hartschaum e.V.
  • Great Britain: BPF EPS
  • Greece: EPS Hellas
  • Hungary: MEPS
  • Ireland: NIAI – National Insulation Association of Ireland
  • Italy: Associazione Italiana Polistirolo Espanso (AIPE)
  • Lithuania: Lithuanian EPS Association
  • Netherlands: Stybenex Verpakkingen
  • Norway: Plastindustriforbundet
  • Poland: PSPS Polskie Stowarzyszenie Producentów Styropianu
  • Portugal: Associação Industrial do Poliestireno Expandido
  • Romania: ROMEPS
  • Slovakia: Zdruzenie EPS.SR
  • Spain: Associacion Nacional de Poliestireno Expandido (ANAPE)
  • Sweden: IKEM
  • Turkey: EPS Sanayi Derneği (EPSDER)


  • Atermit
  • Bachl
  • Basas Ambalaj ve Yalitim
  • BEWi Synbra
  • DS Smith Foam Products
  • Gruppo Poron
  • Hirsch Porozell GmbH
  • HSV Packaging & Insulation bv
  • ICEE folding box
  • ICSS Packaging SPA
  • Jackon Group
  • JUB
  • Kingspan
  • Knauf Industries
  • Lape
  • Schaumaplast GmbH & Co KG
  • Storopack Group
  • swisspor Management AG
  • Termo Organika

Raw Material Suppliers

  • BEWi Synbra
  • Jackon GmbH
  • Ravago
  • Sunpor Kunststoff GmbH
  • Synthos
  • Total Refining & Chemical
  • Unipol Holland BV
  • Versalis S.p.a.

Machinery Suppliers & Additive Suppliers

Machinery Suppliers

  • Akkaya EPS Machines and Equipments
  • Alessiohitech SRL
  • Erlenbach GmbH
  • Hirsch Machinenbau
  • Kurtz GmbH
  • Sulzer Chemtech Ltd

Additive Suppliers

  • Albemarle Europe SPRL
  • Green Chemicals
  • ICL Industrial Products
  • LANXESS Solutions UK Ltd.

Recyclers & Waste Handlers

  • Fischergruppe
  • Traxpo S.L.

Our Partners


  • Build up (energy solutions for better buildings)
  • Construction Products Europe
  • EAE
  • Modern Building Alliance
  • PlasticsEurope
  • Wärme im Dialog


  • AMEPS - Asian Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS).
  • American Chemistry Council
  • Clean Sweep
  • EPS-IA
  • EPSA