Styrene monomer is an important intermediate material used in the manufacture of various plastic and synthetic rubber products used in electronics, healthcare, household, automotive, construction and packaging. Styrenics are characterized by their exceptional flexibility, low weight, good mechanical properties, highly insulating properties, while being easy to recycle. They can be processed using a variety of technologies, with basic applications ranging from industrial and food packaging, small and large household appliances to building insulation, electrical and electronic equipment, automotive components and toys.
We can offer you the complete styrenics portfolio, including :
- General purpose polystyrene (GPPS) – General purpose polystyrene is a transparent but brittle material that is used in many industries, such as packaging for the food industry, jewelry, discs and DVD covers, the production of insulated expanded sheets (XPS) and others.
- Impact-resistant polystyrene (HIPS) – The Impact-resistant polystyrene is an opaque material characterized by high impact strength. It is often used as a mixture with GPPS or used alone in a wide range of household applications, as production of refrigerators and food packaging and others. There are available V2 and V0 flame retardant grades according to UL 94.
- PS-PE (polystyrene-polyethylene) – Special polystyrene compound that combines the easy processing of the polystyrene with the excellent impact strength and resistance to cracking against chemicals, oils and greasy foods of polyethylene. It is recommended for extrusion and thermoforming of parts for industrial applications, internal linings of refrigerators and packaging for fatty foods.
- SAN (styrene-acrylonitrile) – Styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) is a solid and transparent material obtained by copolymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile with the chemical formula (C8H8)n-(C3H3N)m. SAN combines the clarity and rigidity of polystyrene with the hardness, strength, and heat and solvent resistance of polyacrylonitrile. It can be processed by injection or extrusion molding and finds many applications, such as food boxes, cups, jugs, kitchen utensils, computer supplies and more.
- ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) – Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) is an engineering plastic, favored for its strength, gloss and scratch resistance. It is a terpolymer obtained by polymerization of styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of polybutadiene rubber and having the chemical formula (C₈H₈·C₄H₆·C₃H₃N)ₙ. It is used in various industries and products, such as home appliances, pipes, fittings, automotive components, refrigerators and many others. ABS processing can be performed by extrusion or injection molding.
- EPS (expanded polystyrene) – EPS is a rigid, closed cell, thermoplastic foam material. It is produced from solid beads of polystyrene. The gas expands when heat is applied in the form of steam, thus forming closed cells. These cells occupy approximately 40 times the volume of the original polystyrene granule. The expanded granules can be molded into blocks, shaped to specification or used to create custom shapes. Due to its properties, expanded polystyrene is a good insulator, finding many applications, protecting food to avoid damage during various stages of production and shipment. It is used in the fish industry for the packaging of chilled products and in the agricultural sector for seed trays and the packing of fruit and vegetables. We can offer a variety of EPS products without the presence of HBCD flame retardant additive, the ability to supply materials with bead size from 0.4 to 2.2mm, including green, gray and black material.