Polystyrene is made by polymerising styrene monomer, a liquid petrochemical. It is a hard, solid thermoplastic at room temperature that softens and moulds easily when heated. Its durability and lightness are excellent, as are its insulation and damping properties.
Type of Polystyrene (PS)
Standard Polystyrene (GPPS)
Standard polystyrene is obtained by polymerising pure polystyrene. It is considered one of the most transparent and glossy plastics. It is characterised by its rigidity, low thermal resistance, easy handling and high optical quality. It also has good dimensional stability.
Applications of Polystyrene (PS)
The main applications of polystyrene are electronic devices, insulation systems, cases, cassettes, coat hangers, household appliances, medical packaging and food packaging.