About Fortress

What is EPS?

1) What are some of the characteristics and features EPS?

First of all, EPS is an odorless, non-toxic and 100% recyclable material.

2) Is EPS foam recyclable?

The answer is unequivocally, YES! EPS is a foam plastic and people worry about its recyclability and environmental impact. Using modern technology developed to meet the strict regulations in the United States and world-wide, EPS is 100% recyclable.

3) What happens to the old EPS?

EPS manufacturers recycle 100% of their scrap materials. “Discarded Foam is recycled and molded back into scrap blocks for use in new products. There are 4 primary ways EPS is recycled:

  1. Crush the old EPS and mix it with newly produced EPS to form new panels.
  2. Crush the old EPS and mix it with plaster or concrete to produce other lightweight building materials.
  3. Mix the recycled EPS with soil and compost to promote plant growth due to the enhanced aeration.
  4. Recycled EPS can be melted and converted to General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) pellets, which can be then used to manufacture trash bags, coat hangers, video cassette/CD casings, stationary items, plant pots and other simple polystyrene products.

Fortress Innovations is a “green” company and fully committed to operating clean with a minimal impact on our precious environment.