Expanded polypropylene (EPP) is an innovative type of foam plastic featuring a broad property profile. Being extremely versatile, EPP can be widely utilised and is becoming increasingly popular, for example, in the furniture, sports and leisure industry. Aside from being used for automotive parts such as bumpers and seat shells, EPP has so far been a fairly hidden champion. However, this recyclable foam plastic has so many clear advantages over other materials that it is high time to bring it into the limelight it deserves. Dr. Thomas Neumeyer, CEO of a Forum dedicated to EPP, explains: “EPP offers a greater design freedom due to single beads being merged into a final product. EPP is lightweight and features exceptional energy absorption as well as excellent thermal insulation.”