Celmars furniture is filled with EPS, Expanded PolyStyrene. EPS is environment friendly plastic cells, formed as small balls.
The raw material in EPS is polystyrene pearls that have absorbed approximately 5% pentane gas. Pentane is also a part of natural gas, and is formed through various chemical breakdown processes. After the polymerization, the level of free styrene monomer in the EPS is less than 0.1%. When the EPS is heated up, using steam, the material expands up to 100 times the original volume. No CFC or HCFC gases (Freon) are used when producing EPS. This is true for producing the raw material and for manufacturing the end product.
EPS weighs very little in comparison to its volume, and consists up to 98% of air that is capsulated in cells. EPS does not attract humidity (only 2-4%). You can put the EPS in water and it will absorb very low amounts of moisture. EPS does not react with other chemicals (except for some organic solvents). EPS will melt when heated up, the highest recommended usage temperature is 80° C (176° F).
EPS is organic and does not harm the ground water. Its low weight reduces fuel usage during transportation, and best of all, it is recyclable. There are companies that specialize in reusing EPS, and they try to get as much recycled material out of the EPS as possible.EPS is the only packaging material that is so safe it is allowed direct contact with food.
EPS is easy to use and pleasant to work with. The material does not contain any known allergens, and unlike other plastic materials, it does not cause skin irritation or itchiness.