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Wedding Celebration: Unusual Facts #4

Ever wondered why it is custom for the bride to stand on the left of the groom? Back in the day, a man stood with his sword arm (usually the right) free to fight off other suitors who might come to steal his bride. Romantic, or terrifying?!  

Expanded Polystyrene is easy and quick to cut, shape, attach to other materials, transport, install, is environmentally friendly, inexpensive and a brilliant white color. It is therefore the ideal material for decorating a wedding or event!


Wedding Celebration: Unusual Facts #3

“Tying the knot” is a fun phrase, but did you know it has quite literal roots? As far back as Ancient Babylon, a bride and groom’s clothing (or hands in some cultures) were knotted together to show two becoming one, and their commitment to each other.  

Expanded Polystyrene is easy and quick to cut, shape, attach to other materials, transport, install, is environmentally friendly, inexpensive and a brilliant white color. It is therefore the ideal material for decorating a wedding or event!


Wedding Celebration: Unusual Facts #2

The term “honeymoon” also has a literal tradition at its root. In Ancient Nordic culture, it was custom for newly wed couples to hide themselves away from ”crazy guests” after the wedding. For the space of one moon (a month), they were brought a daily cup of honey by a family member.

Expanded Polystyrene is easy and quick to cut, shape, attach to other materials, transport, install, is environmentally friendly, inexpensive and a brilliant white color. It is therefore the ideal material for decorating a wedding or event!


Wedding Celebration: Unusual Facts #1

Wedding rings are often placed on the third finger of the left hand because ancient Egyptians believed the vein in that hand (which the Romans called the “vein of love”) ran directly to the heart.

Expanded Polystyrene is easy and quick to cut, shape, attach to other materials, transport, install, is environmentally friendly, inexpensive and a brilliant white color. It is therefore the ideal material for decorating a wedding or event!


GALAXY Polystyrene Solving Problems

Dubai Creek Harbour Western Access Project. The client was looking to reduce the weight of the void filling for a bridge structure. Initially he was to use a form of concrete that would add 865 ton to the weight. GALAXY Polystyrene had the strength and durability (as well as lower cost and quicker installation) to replace the concrete and pass all specifications. Result? A total of only 15 ton of additional weight, meaning a 98% reduction and a very happy client!


DCL Certification

We did it! GALAXY Expanded Polystyrene has just passed very stringent fire safety tests. The DCL certification is linked with an approval from DCD and both are based on a fire test which was applied on our products and passed as Class A classification as per the UL 723 standards.This is not easily obtained. We are proud of the work involved to provide this quality of product.


Safety In The Factory

It's obvious. It is the forklift. Why? 1 in 6 deaths in the workplace involve a forklift. Being crushed by an overturning forklift accounts for 42% of forklift deaths per year. In their useful life, 90% of forklifts will be involved in an accident. So if confronted by a lion and a forklift at the same time, run from the forklift!! If companies implemented more stringent training policies, OHSA estimate that about 70% of forklift accidents could be prevented.


Unusual Uses Of EPS

Yes, this golf hole in Idaho is floating. It is made from 104 blocks of expanded polystyrene encased in cement. And what's more, it can be moved to make the hole shorter or longer (depending on the mood of the head greenkeeper!!). When will we see one in the UAE? GALAXY is ready to supply the blocks....


Recycling

This is our newly arrived Polystyrene Recycling Machine ♻️. It is a part of our recycling plant equipment for our #Go_Green Strategy.