Bead Foam


1. Outline of EPP Bead Foam

What is EPP (Expanded Polypropylene) ?

EPP, also referred to as EPP bead or EPP foam, stands for Expanded Polypropylene foam bead. EPP bead is used in a wide variety of applications for packaging, buoyancy, insulation, protection, and so on. 

As product coverage increases in automotive, consumer goods, construction, packaging, sporting goods, toys and household goods, the reduction in material cost is expected to have a significant impact on the overall market growth in the coming years.

EPP Bead Foam Performance

EPP (expanded polypropylene) is a unique raw material that has many important characteristics making it suitable for a wide range of applications.  


Some striking selection criteria are: energy absorption, low weight and high thermal stability:


  • EPP is in particular used for expensive and vulnerable electronics products or molded parts, such as climate-control and automotive industries parts.
  • Despite its low weight, EPP can absorb large amounts of energy and has a remarkable ability to restore its shape after being subjected to static or dynamic loading.
  • The deformation is very balanced, independent of the direction of the impact/ load.
  • EPP is temperature resistant, absorbs hardly any water and is effectively resistant to chemicals and oils

Various Color in Different Fields

EPP foam can appear in many colors. Various colors have applications in various fields such as toys, furniture and many children’s goods etc.. 

By lowering the price through direct production, it is possible to develop EPP color products in many other new fields and significantly expand the market. Manufacturers primarily use black-colored EPP materials for automobile parts production. Producing colored EPP beads involves stopping and cleaning all production lines, leading to higher prices for the colored variant.

EPP Characters

Fully Recyclable
High Energy Absorption
Structural Strength
Temperature Resistance