What are aromatics used and how do they improve our quality of life?


Although not always visible in buildings, the building and construction industry uses aromatics for a wide and growing range of applications including insulation, piping, window frames and interior design, which enhance quality of life.

The use of polystyrene foam, produced from benzene, contributes to make homes more comfortable, keeping them warm in winter and cool in summer. It also helps to reduce energy emissions and prevents leakage.


Expanded polystyrene (EPS), produced from benzene/styrene,  has been a well performing and sustainable insulating material for over 40 years and is used to thermally and acoustically insulate walls, roofs or floors in all types of buildings. EPS is used by civil engineers as a lightweight fill or void-forming material. It is also used as a flotation material.

These are just examples – you can be sure that scientists, technology experts... and aromatics producers have a lot more up their sleeves.