Don’t call it Styrofoam

| 15 Feb 2021 | 04:33

On behalf of our clients at DuPont de Nemours, it has come to our attention that a recent article in your publication (“Sussex County sets schedule for recycling services,” Feb. 11) misuses the DuPont registered trademark Styrofoam brand to describe disposable foam products like cups and packaging that are made of entirely different materials. But these products are not and never have been made of Styrofoam brand extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam. Instead, these products are made from expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), a different material manufactured by different companies. We have provided a simple infographic explaining the difference between our Styrofoam brand products and disposable expanded polystyrene foam products.

The use of our registered trademark Styrofoam to describe these products is inaccurate and misleading to consumers and the general public, and we would request that you swiftly update the article and remove all references to the Styrofoam brand.

Kyle W. Griesinger, Deputy Director of Research

CounterPoint Strategies