70 years of Styropor® from live-saver to thermal insulation: For 70 years Styropor® protects various applications - for 70 years Styropor® is an important part of our everyday life.
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Our white classic is not only part of our everyday life, it is also used in extraordinary areas. For artists worldwide, Styropor® is a popular material. In our interview series, artists tell why and how they use Styropor® to create impressive works of art. Go to interviews
A lucky coincidence: Like a genie in a bottle, a solid white foam emerged from a shoe polish can in 1949. It was the material, from which Fritz Stastny developed the material of the century: Styropor®.read more
Presentation of the new molded parts at the Düsseldorf plastics trade show - around 10 times lighter than cork and less expensive.read more
Styropor® goes international. The first licenses for the universal plastic are sold abroad.
The first production facilities are built in Brazil and France.
The packaging industry also benefits from Styropor®.read more
The video classic "Schaumgeboren" from 1963 illustrates how...read more
In 1964, a special kind of rescue operation...read more
The combination of the insulating properties of Styropor® and...read more
Neopor® - the graphite-containing evolution of Styropor® (EPS) is filed for patent.read more
The Brunckviertel in Ludwigshafen is being renovated to improve energy efficiency: Neopor® as an insulation material makes the biggest contribution.
Neopor® Plus achieves the best thermal conductivity for EPS insulation materials in Germany.
BASF is one of the first to equip its entire product portfolio of styrenic foams/granules for thermal insulation in Europe with a new flame retardant.
For the first time, Styropor® is produced from renewable raw materials. It is the birth of biomass-balanced Styropor® in food packaging.
From the ChemCycling project, the first prototypes of Styropor® CcycledTM will be presented at the K trade show. Applications such as pharmaceutical or fish boxes are indistinguishable in their properties from conventionally manufactured Styropor® products.