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Tasmania leading the way — 18/11/2022

Tasmania is set to lead the nation in recycling of expanded polystyrene (EPS), with the commencement of construction of a $10 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility designed to close the loop for EPS as well as support the aquaculture, agriculture and construction sectors.

The 4,000 square meter production facility is set to open in Westbury in 2023 and will provide Tasmania with a northern recycling base for EPS, giving the state the opportunity to be a leader in the closed-loop circular economy.

Our Here to Stay campaign and recycling initiatives all aim to divert EPS from landfill and into essential, sustainable products. Garnering attention from local Tasmanian media including The Examiner, ABC Radio Hobart (2:55), Channel 7 (11:10), and Win TV and we look forward to seeing the development of the Westbury manufacturing facility come to life.

100% Recyclable and Here to Stay — 21/09/2022

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) products are moisture-resistant, lightweight, can be re-used over again, are cost-effective and 100% recyclable. There are no comparable products.

Polyfoam remains committed to a robust product stewardship program, encouraging the return, recycling and reuse of all materials used.

Did we mention that EPS is 100% recyclable? Unfortunately this is not a widely known fact. Keep an eye out for our new TV ad, helping to spread this message.

Jobs @ Polyfoam — 08/04/2022

Current Positions Available at Polyfoam Dandenong.

Maintenance Personnel/Fitters/Team Leader

About the Organisation

Polyfoam Australia Pty Ltd head office is based in Melbourne, Victoria. We are 100% Australian Owned and our products are manufactured right here in Australia.  Polyfoam’s core business is manufacturing expanded polystyrene packaging for produce, seafood, medical, food and transport industries and many specialty packaging and insulating products. Polyfoam also has a large injection moulding, recycling and extrusion facility.

Since its inception, Polyfoam has remained one of the leading converters of EPS in Australia. It has continued to grow and diversify its range while expanding into other states. The Polyfoam Group now operates facilities in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Hobart with joint venture operations in Adelaide.

Polyfoam is committed to providing world-class quality products with world-class service while meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of its customers. It is also committed to adhering to all relevant legal requirements and has a preference to recycle the materials and products we produce and use recycled and sustainable materials where possible.

About the Opportunity

With a significant period of growth over the past 12 months a position has become available for maintenance personnel to join our team. These positions will be either leading or working within the maintenance team in Dandenong, to ensure that our 30+ manufacturing machines and services are kept in great condition. 

Working in a small team, dependent on your position, some responsibilities for the role will be:

  • Comply with OHS responsibilities.
  • Organize and complete daily tasks for maintenance team.
  • To maintain schedule of all plant & equipment on site.
  • To ensure that all tools are kept secure and in good condition.
  • To ensure that any maintenance of equipment is planned to have the least possible impact on production availability.
  • Trouble-shooting & fault diagnosis of all equipment.
  • Obtaining quotes for the supply of parts and or services.
  • Complying with company procedures for purchasing.
  • To complete and comply with “Risk assessment” ,“Working at heights” and or “Hot Work Permits” when planning to perform non routine tasks.
  • Maintain a clean & tidy work environment.
  • Liaise with Production, Warehouse and State Manager.
  • Plus other fair and reasonable duties as may be required from time to time to aid in the smooth and efficient running of the business.

The successful candidate will possess:

• Previous experience in a similar maintenance or facilities role
• A relevant trade qualification or equivalent experience
• Strong communication skills

Preffered Skills:

  • Computer Literacy
  • Leadership Skills
  • Experience with similar manufacturing equipment.

Please send Your Application and Resume to jobs@polyfoam.com.au

Polyfoam Office Hours — 21/12/2021

Each Polyfoam location has some different office hours during the 2023/2024 Christmas and New Year period. Please see below for the hours for each location. Should you have any questions please contact your local office for more details. All offices are closed on weekends and public holidays.

Polyfoam Victoria

  • Friday 22nd December 2023
  • Wednesday 27th December 2023
  • Thursday 28th December 2023
  • Friday 29th December 2023
  • Tuesday 2nd January 2024
  • 8.30am – 1pm
  • 8.30am – 1pm
  • 8.30am – 1pm
  • 8.30am – 1pm
  • Normal Hours resume 8.30am – 4.30pm

Polyfoam Sydney

  • Friday 22nd December 2023
  • Wednesday 27th December 2023
  • Thursday 28th December 2023
  • Friday 29th December 2023
  • Tuesday 2nd January 2024
  • 8.00am – 3pm
  • 8.00am – 1pm
  • 8.00am – 1pm
  • 8.00am – 1pm
  • Normal Hours resume 8.00am – 5pm

Polyfoam Brisbane

  • Friday 22nd Dec 2023
  • Closed Saturday 23rd Dec 2023 to Sunday 1st Jan 2024
  • Normal office hours resume Tuesday January 2nd 2024
  • 7.30am – 3pm

Polyfoam Tasmania

Maintain normal office hours of 8.30am to 4pm (excluding Public Holidays)

Polyfoam Vaccination Policy — 21/10/2021


To Our Valued Customers,

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Polyfoam has been a trusted and authorised employer, permitted to continue supplying the Pharmaceutical, building and construction industry, along with food transport and logistics industries. As such, the recent State Government mandatory announcement has required all staff on site to be fully vaccinated. Polyfoam has fully complied with this requirement.

To ensure we continue to meet this requirement, for any non Polyfoam personel entering a Polyfoam site, we will require documented assurance or exemption evidence in reference to your vaccination status, until further notice.

If you are unable to supply documentation, we regrettably have to decline your request to access our site.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, by contacting us via email or contacting Head Office on 03 9794 8320.

Tasmanian Business Reporter — 08/07/2021

We are pleased to report new developments in Tasmania where we have an operation in Bridgewater (near Hobart) and are looking to further our investment in Tasmania with an $8m plant investment planned for Westbury (near Launceston). This has recently featured in the Tasmanian Business Reporter Newspaper, click here to read all about our investment in the future of EPS including new recycling efforts.

There is also a centre spread featuring the fantastic work our team does in Tasmania.


EPS Foam Recycling — 12/01/2021

Is Polystyrene (EPS) Foam recyclable?

It is a question where many people simply do not know the answer and little do people know the honest truth about. Polystyrene foam, also known as EPS Foam, Airpop or even Styrofoam is 100% recyclable.

Polyfoam and its affiliates are happy to take back uncontaminated EPS foam at our sites for recycling. We are not able to accept general waste or EPS foam contaminated with food waste, labels, tape, laminates or other non EPS materials.

All our sites around Australia do accept recycling from the general public, we ask that you contact your nearest location for more information and to make a booking to bring your EPS foam for recycling. Each site does differ in operation so we do ask that you contact your nearest location for more information on their services.

EPS Cold Chain Solutions — 05/01/2021

Maintaing cold chain in transportation can be a difficult proposition and at Polyfoam we have many different solution for insulating your goods for transport both within Australia or around the world.

Below is a link to a feature provided by the EPS Industry Alliance for EPS products and cold chain supply in the fresh produce, seafood and pharmaceutical industries where maintaining cold chain is a must to reduce food waste and product loss. EPS is effective and efficient at both temperature insulation and product impact protection making it one of the best products for maintaining your cold chain from start to finish.

Cold Chain Solutions

Happy New Year — 04/01/2021

Polyfoam would like to thank all our customers and staff in 2020 it was a year of very different experiences. As we all head into 2021 and a very different normal we wish to thank our wonderful customers and dedicated staff for all their hard work and understanding in 2021 and wish all a safe and healthy 2021.

We ask each and every one of our wonderful customers to note that COVID-19 restrictions do still apply in most locations. Though regulations do differ by state we ask that if you visit one of our sites that you adhere to any state based regulations in regard to indoor settings and any signage provided at our locations in regard to masks and/or hand sanitising.

We shall keep this web site up to date with any relevant chnages at each location as they happen so please feel free to visit as often as you like or contact your local office.

Happy Holidays — 03/12/2020

From everyone in the Polyfoam team we would like to extend our warmest and best wishes to all for the upcoming holiday season. We hope that everyone involved in our business, our customers and suppliers have a happy and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.

Each of our Polyfoam operations does operate during this time of year, our offices generally work on restricted hours between the Christmas and New Year period and we ask that you contact your local office to obtain their operating hours should you require them.

Once again we would like to thank everyone for their continued business and comitment to our 100% Aussie owned and operated business. Your support is truly appreciated and we hope you have a happy and safe holiday.

Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart office hours:
Thursday 24 December: 8.30 am to 1.00 pm
Friday 25 December to Monday 28 December: Closed
Tuesday 29 December to Thursday 31 December: 8.30 am to 1.00 pm
Friday 1 January: Closed
Other days as normal