Polystyrene,PS is a clear, colorless polymer used extensively for low-cost applications.Polystyrene is available commercially in both pellet and sheet form. The most serious deficiencies are low impact strength, poor weather ability and poor chemical resistance.
Polystyrene, PS is a type of plastic manufactured from non-renewable fossil fuels and synthetic chemicals. There are hundreds of polystyrene properties and uses, most of which you wouldn’t even recognize exist in your home. From children’s toys and plastic cutlery to computer housings and protective packaging.Polystyrene is one of cost-effective plastics on the market.
Type of Polystyrene, PS
Polystyrene is into three main categories:
1) GPSS, General purpose Polystyrene also called crystal
2) HIPS, High impact Polystyrene
3) EPS, Expandable Polystyrene
The main properties of polystyrene:
- High tensile strength (HIPS plastic)
- Thermoplastic malleability in PS: PS can be easily molded into different shapes so possible to make hundreds of different products.
- Polystyrene is recyclable –which is great for the environment.
- Polystyrene is Insulation –polystyrene has become a great insulator of heat so can be used around the home or in food delivery processes.
Some information about Polystyrene, PS
Air is one of the most elements on the planet, in fact one of the polymer that Polystyrene, PS is 98% air. PS known the lightest packaging material around, although its applications far exceed just packaging as it is utilized for temperature control, weight saving and impact protection.
Not a lot of people know that PS is 100% recyclable.PS has been recycled in the UK for over 20 years now and awareness is on the increase.
Polystyrene is a very common type of plastic used for different industries. For example, heating & ventilation, construction, military and automotive markets. Polystyrene is used in the automotive industry where lightweight component parts help to increase fuel efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and thereby lower carbon emissions. This is beneficial to the environment and also for passenger safety as expanded foam also absorbs impact energy.
Polystyrene is one of the best insulators, PS should be top of the list for insulators. When compared against other materials such as wood, plastics, wool and cardboard, expanded polystyrene is a far superior insulating material.
Exporting of Polystyrene, PS
ShinaDT Co exports the three of types of polystyrene such as GPSS (General purpose polystyrene), HIPS (high impact polystyrene) EPS (expandable polystyrene). If you want the updated price for polystyrene or PS and knowing more about further details, please contact us.
We’re renowned for supplying competitively priced plastics for all types of high impact polystyrene uses.