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Polystyrene (PS) Plastics

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Polystyrene (PS) Plastics

General purpose polystyrene is the low-cost member of the plastics family. Properties of the amorphous polymer include hardness, rigidity, optical clarity, dimensional stability, and excellent processibility.

HIPS - High-impact polystyrene, is generally recognized as the best styrenic material for load bearing applications. Typical applications include food packaging (cups, lids, take-out containers), house wares, office products, and video and audio cassettes. Ignition-resistant plastic grades are used in radio and TV housings.

EPS - High-impact polystyrene, is generally recognized as the best styrenic material for load bearing applications. Typical applications include food packaging (cups, lids, take-out containers), house wares, office products, and video and audio cassettes. Ignition-resistant plastic grades are used in radio and TV housings.

SAN - Acrylonitrile are copolymers that are transparent, amorphous materials with higher heat and chemical resistance than crystal polystyrene plastic. SAN is injection molded into such products as dishwasher-safe housewares, refrigerator shelves, medical devices, oven caps, connectors for PVC tubing, and lenses.

SB - Styrene-Butadiene are block plastic copolymers that combine transparency and high impact strength. Packaging is a major market in items such as cups, lids, trays, and clamshells for the fast-food industry.



Polystyrene Plastics Available

Type Material Name Grade Number Form Color Quantity Area
HIPS Total Petrochemical 830 13melt 2.1 izod regrind white 90,000 lbs Southwest
HIPS Cup regrind Unknown regrind white, mixed 25000 lbs Southeast


Polystyrene Plastics Wanted

Type Material Name Grade Number Form Color Quantity Area
GPPS Injection unknown regrind crystal 40,000 lbs unknown
HIPS Inj. and Extr. Non-FR and FR regrind to go black any unknown
OPS Oriented Polystyrene Extrusion repro, prime clear truckloads unknown