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GALAXY Polystyrene Summit Participation

GALAXY Polystyrene is participating in the summit on the future of manufacturing in the region at the Intercontinental Hotel, Festival City; as we understand the need to adapt and be productive as the manufacturing industry evolves in the years ahead. Across 2 days, more than 50 international and regional innovators and industry experts will deliver presentations and participate in panel discussions on topics pertinent to the growth of the industry, with an emphasis on technologies that will drive growth, profitability and efficiency. GALAXY Polystyrene will particularly be able to improve efficiencies and lower costs in various sectors, as companies become more knowledgeable about the tremendous versatility and benefits of this environmentally friendly product.


Expo2020 Fact #1

‘World Expos’ began in 1851, with the first one being in London, England at Crystal Palace Park, and was called the “Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations". 14,000 exhibitors from around the world gathered in its 990,000 square feet (92,000 m2). The exhibitions have evolved in character over time from the ‘era of industrialization’ to the ‘era of cultural change’ to the modern ‘era of nation branding’, where countries use it mainly to boost their global image. The exhibitions are usually held every 5 years on average.

GALAXY Polystyrene will play a significant part in the building of Expo 2020, including the insulating, supporting and decoration of the buildings, to landscaping, to building the stands, booths and exhibits. Call us!


Beautiful Polystyrene Decoration

Want to build the Parthenon in your garden?

No problem. Phone us at GALAXY Polystyrene and we will have it built and installed before you can say “Roman Empire”. It will be a good talking point at your parties; “ Is that the Parthenon you’ve bought then”?


Love Is In The Company

Diddee, doom, doom, doom, “Another one bites the dust” , “And another one down, and another one down and another one bites the dust”, didee, doom, doom, doom. So sang Queen in the well known song. Very appropriate for our company!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UIZ2bTS2oM

Yes, another one of our staff has got married recently. Nabeel, our Production Engineer went home for a month to Palestine and came back married. Who will be next. Expectations are it will be from production or accounts!


A Cut Above The Rest

 “Don’t be fooled by looks” said the wise man. (Not sure he was that wise!). Anyway, this may look like simple packaging, but it was not. It had to be very precisely shaped to fit around the product exactly. A large metal works company in Dubai had to transport by road some delicate flanges all the way to Saudi Arabia. Due to the movement and vibration experienced by road transport, it was vital that the flanges had as smooth a journey as possible to prevent possible catastrophic results. Using our CNC computerized machinery and highly skilled and experienced staff, GALAXY Polystyrene designed and fitted expanded polystyrene packaging for the product of the right fit, density and strength to absorb any shock and mitigate any movement. The shipment arrived at its destination in perfect condition, to a relieved and happy client.


Beautiful Polystyrene

 GALAXY Polystyrene can be cut and shaped easily into almost any shape you require, like this exquisite flamingo. It can be very detailed, thanks to our computer controlled CNC cutting machine. This also means that each sample of a particular item can be made identical. So whether for an exhibition stand at Expo 2020, or a birthday party or signage for your restaurant, this versatile product can be the answer!


Perfect Polystyrene

 GALAXY Polystyrene is making sure our product quality remains at the highest standards required by the industry. We have recently renewed our certifications. Our clients can sleep easy (on an EPS mattress?) knowing our Polystyrene will meet their customers specifications and the government regulations.


A 'Worm' Welcome

Amazingly, a tiny mealworm may be the answer to disposing of polystyrene. They are able to digest the polystyrene and produce bio-degradable waste. The mealworms fed a steady diet of the product were as healthy as those eating a normal diet, and their waste appeared to be safe to use on plants and crops. Scientists hope that by understanding the mechanisms inside the mealworm’s gut new ways of degrading plastic waste or producing plastic that can be easily biodegraded, can be found. So does this mean we will start to see armies of wriggling insects around plastic waste? Not really. What the scientists intend to do is conduct further studies to understand the conditions that are most conducive to plastic degradation and gain more insight into the enzymes that break down polymers. They will then use the information to artificially create even more powerful enzymes to help degrade the plastic.


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.