The association for European Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene (EUMEPS) is the voice of the Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) industry.
Our members are 22 National Associations of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) in Europe. They represent local EPS converters, raw material suppliers, additive suppliers, EPS recyclers, and machinery provider companies. Besides these institutional members, EUMEPS also provides a platform for private companies related to the EPS industry. Altogether our membership represent 1.000 companies, most of them small and medium sized companies (SMEs), which employ around 80.000 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 EUMEPS Pledge is a step towards this goal, demonstrating our ambition and commitment to accelerating our current recycling programme.