Did you know?

Your foam products can be recycled to make picture frames, hangers, interior moldings, and even surfboards!

Explore the economic impact of foam.

On average, single-use foam products cost 2.5 times less than alternative options.

These lower costs help Welsh restaurant owners stay in business and keep take-out food affordable for patrons.


Foam Across Industries

Education
A typical foam tray costs significantly less than a compostable tray – saving some school districts over a million dollars per year in material cost.
Healthcare
Most hospitals use polystyrene foam products to minimize exposure to bacteria and other foodborne pathogens.
Manufacturing
The PS foam manufacturing industry is dedicated to keeping costs low, increasing efficiency and excellence, and delivering solutions for economic growth.
Foodservice
Many restaurants and food trucks rely on the convenience, insulation properties, and high level of sanitation afforded by foam food packaging in providing healthy food to their customers.
Small Business
Many restaurants that use foam are considered small businesses. From an economic perspective, foam is often the most cost effective choice for small business owners.
Shipping
Because of its lightweight structure, polystyrene foam is a preferred protective packaging for use in shipping valuable items.

Latest News

  • November 24, 2014

    UK Manufacturers Build a Case for Foam in the Wake of Proposed Ban

    Prominent foam manufacturers are fighting a foam ban proposed by a Welsh environmental group with the best weapons they have – science, facts, and a

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