Construction chemistry

Polystyrene

SPECIFICATION

TDS

CAS

9003-53-6

PACKAGE

liquid

MANUFACTURER

European union

RETURNS

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Polystyrene (PS)  is a synthetic polymer made from monomers of the aromatic hydrocarbon styrene. Polystyrene can be solid or foamed. General-purpose polystyrene is clear, hard, and brittle. It is an inexpensive resin per unit weight. It is a poor barrier to oxygen and water vapor and has a relatively low melting point. Polystyrene is one of the most widely used plastics, with the scale of its production being several million tonnes per year.

USE CASES

Polystyrene is used in applications from appliances to medical products to automotive parts. Appliances use polystyrene foam as insulation, while its rigid form is used for housings and casings. Electronics also use this material’s rigid form for housings. Uses include protective packaging (such as  in the jewel cases used for storage of optical discs such as CDs and occasionally DVDs), containers, lids, bottles, trays, tumblers, disposable cutlery, in the making of models, and as an alternative material for phonograph records. As a thermoplastic polymer, polystyrene is in a solid (glassy) state at room temperature but flows if heated above about 100 °C, its glass transition temperature. It becomes rigid again when cooled. This temperature behaviour is exploited for extrusion (as in Styrofoam) and also for molding and vacuum forming, since it can be cast into molds with fine detail.

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