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Polystylene (PS)

Polystyrene is made by polymerizing styrene. Polystyrene is a versatile plastic used to make a wide variety of consumer products. It is inert, durable, resistant to water damage, and cost-effective. It is also mixed with other substances to make appliances, electronics, automobile parts, toys, gardening pots and equipment and more.

Polystyrene is also made into a foam material, called expanded polystyrene (EPS) or extruded polystyrene (XPS), to make good insulating and cushioning material.

Foam polystyrene can be more than 95 percent air and is widely used in insulation, lightweight protective packaging, surfboards, foodservice and food packaging, automobile parts, roadway and roadbank stabilization systems and more.

1. Appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, ovens, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, blenders.
2. Car parts such as knobs, instrument panels, trim, child protective seats, energy absorbing door panels and sound dampening foam.
3. Electronic gadgets such as parts for televisions, computers and all types of IT equipment.
4. Food packaging containers
5. Thermal insulation in building walls and roofing, refrigerators and freezers, and industrial cold storage facilities.
6. Medical tissue culture trays, test tubes, petri dishes, diagnostic components, housings for test kits and medical devices.
7. Packaging consumer products such as CD and DVD cases, foam packaging peanuts for shipping, food packaging, meat/poultry trays and egg cartons.


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