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Samways Fish Merchants and International Transporters Ltd. Supplying Quality Fresh Fish Around Europe.

Enviromental Policy

We have looked into several ways to pack for our customers but it always comes back to the expanded polystyrene boxes.
StyroPac Melt Machine
Here at Samways Fish Merchants we offer a service where our customer’s can bring thier poly boxes to us. These then are cleaned out ready to be placed in our Styro Melt Machine that forms 50-80 poly boxes into a solid brick. These are then stacked on to a pallet waiting for Styro pack to collect and re-form into such items like replacement hardwood, decking or garden furniture, coat hangers and disposable cameras!
The facts about EPS Enviroment Policy:
Why is EPS the right material for my packaging requirements?
EPS is lightweight, durable and incredibly versatile - our designer team can mould it into any shape that you require. It has outstanding shock absorbency and compression resistance, meaning that it provides excellent protection. Last, but not least, the thermal insulating properties of EPS keep food fresh and prevent condensation making it the ideal packaging material for fish, vegetables, meat and fruit.
Can EPS be recycled?
Yes, thousands of tonnes of used EPS packaging are recycled in the UK each year. This includes everything from fish boxes to electronic component trays.
Why is EPS so lightweight?
EPS is 98% air making it one of the lightest packaging materials in existence.
Why does EPS have good insulating properties?
The closed-cell foam structure of EPS consisting of microscopically small air bubbles makes it the simplest and lowest cost thermal insulator, compared to other commonly used packaging materials such as paper, wood or glass. Its average rate of thermal insulation is 0.037 W/(m.k) at 15g/l density.
The manufacture of EPS packaging is a low-pollution process, where steam is used and Styropack re-uses the water many times.
Styropack has invested in some of the world's most advanced, energy-efficient machines.
No waste EPS is generated in the manufacturing process; all rejects or cut-off material are shredded and re-used.
No CFC's or HCFC's are used in the manufacture of EPS packaging.
Pentane is used as the blowing agent. Pentane has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of zero and the EU registers Pentane as a non-hazardous substance to human health and the environment
Styrene, used in the manufacture of EPS, occurs naturally in many familiar products including coffee beans, beer, wine, strawberries, nuts and cinnamon.
Styropack's site in Blackburn has achieved ISO 14001 status, the international standard for environmental management systems.