Polystyrene – PS
Polystyrene – PS

Polystyrene – PS

Polystyrene or PS is a hard, amorphous, transparent thermoplastic resin that is polymerized from styrene (vinyl benzene). This polymerization takes place by heating a suspension in water and using peroxides to initiate the reaction.

PS is a versatile synthetic addition polymer, so it can be used in 3 ways:

  • As common (crystal) polystyrene
  • As high impact polystyrene
  • Expanded

Key Applications:

  • Disposable packaging
  • School products/li>
  • Pens
  • Manufacture of gifts
  • Manufacture of parts for electronic devices