Plymouth Foam Presents: airpop®(EPS)

Airpop® makes its debut in North America. 

Commonly known as expanded polystyrene (EPS), Plymouth Foam, Inc. is excited to announce its induction into the airpop® family (a
EUMEPS, European Market, initiative)!  Plymouth Foam is the only company in North America authorized to use the airpop® brand as a result of our affiliation with Schaumaplast GmbH & Co. KG.


Why the name change of EPS to airpop®?

A well-known fact about airpop® is it’s engineered with air…98% to be exact. We can’t think of a better name for this product and the future it will bring towards the brand; it’s fun, engaging and relevant. With the introduction of this name change to the United States, the goal is to address negative and misleading information about EPS (‘airpop®’).



  • Can be fabricated or molded precisely to any specified shape
  • Light and easy to transport
  • Reliably protects from impact and pressure
  • Excellent price to performance ratio


How airpop® evolved:

“Back in 1949 Dr. Fritz Stastny, a scientist working at BASF in Germany, invented expanding polystyrene, aka EPS. When the pearl-shaped raw material is brought into contact with steam it expands to around 40 times its original size. It can then be moulded during subsequent processing. This means that airpop® consists largely of air. 98 percent to be exact. EPS has been known under a variety of names over the years. For example, styrofoam, polystyrene and foam packaging. Now the material has a new standardized name: airpop® engineered air.”


Use air to…

  • Save and reduce energy costs
  • Reduce construction and insulation costs
  • Reduce Co2 emissions
  • Noise reduction
  • Protect people, food or goods


Please help us welcome the new name for expanded polystyrene (EPS)! As always at Plymouth Foam, we look forward to providing innovative solutions for your product needs now with then new and exciting airpop® brand products!