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Polystyrene (PS)

Polystyrene is a thermoplastic material that can be rigid or foamed. General purpose polystyrene is known to be hard and brittle with low moisture absorption tendencies. This rigid material has excellent resistance to Alkalis and weak acids.

Foamed Polystyrene is made by adding blowing agents to the manufacturing process. Foamed materials have a reduced density that is attractive for cases where weight may be an issue, as well as when products need to be more buoyant.

PS has a relatively low melting point of 374°F. Heat and UV resistant grades are available. Used for cups, plates, bowls, packing peanuts and plastic molding. This material is FDA compliant and is commonly used for food packaging in restaurants.

If you are not sure about which material to use for your product, please contact us at 800-452-5533 and we will gladly assist you.

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