(CH(C6H5)CH2) A polymer used as insulation.
Polystyrene is a very versatile plastic that can be rigid or foamed. General purpose polystyrene is clear, hard and brittle. It has a relatively low melting point. Typical applications include protective packaging, containers, lids, cups, bottles, trays and tumblers. ( Plastic Packaging Opportunities and Challenges, APC, February 1992).
A term used to describe frame moulding that is made from plastic. It is commonly used for budget jobs like guestroom art due to its low price point. However, it has bowing problems in larger sizes.
Commonly called Styrofoam, it is polymer of styrene that is a rigid and commonly used in packaging. [ more
A thermoplastic polymer of styrene.
A water-white thermoplastic used to make plastic containers, closures, and more. The electrical insulation properties of polystyrene are outstandingly good and the material is relatively unaffected by moisture.
A thermoplastic material derived from the polymerization of a styrene; nontoxic, tasteless, odorless, good general dielectric properties; excellent water and weather resistance and resistant to most foods, drinks, etc., with the exception of essential oils, gasoline, turpentine, which will harm the material. May be converted by most plastic conversion processes.
Polymers and Associated Materials Thermoplastic material produced by the polymerisation of styrene.
Thermoplastic compound used to make plastic containers, closures and more.
A plastic polymer commonly used to make model kits.
A type of plastic made of styrene may be inflated with a gas to produce polystyrene foam. Foamed products no longer contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
A type of plastic foam used in disposable food containers such as coffee cups, plates, fast food and egg cartons.
A thermoplastic material synthesized from benzene.
A group of commodity plastics produced chiefly of styrene monomers; easy processability especially popular for manufacturing injection molded parts at moderate cost.
A type of plastic foam used to make surfboard blanks, usually employed together with epoxy resins.
A thermoplastic material derived from the polymerization of styrene monomers.
A lightweight plastic often used in food service. Polystyrene products include trays, plates, bowls, cups and hinged containers.
Plastic suitable for many applications, including high impact panels.
A thermoplastic material produced from the polymerization of styrene monomer. The properties of this clear noncrystalline material include ease of processing, resistance to water, alkaline chemicals, acids and detergents, stiffness and brittleness. It is attacked by aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives. It is often used with impact modifiers and other polymers to provide specific properties for applications. Commonly used for jars, tubs, displays and where clarity is desired.
A plastics compound used for tableware and in an expanded form for insulation.
A polymer prepared by the polymerization of styrene as the sole monomer.
A solid plastic made from polymerised styrene and used in a wide variety of everyday applications, from coffee cups through to CD jewel boxes.
a polymer commonly used in packaging.
Thermoplastic obtained by the polymerization of styrene (C6H5-CH=CH2).
A water-white thermoplastic produced by the polymerization of styrene (vinyl benzene). The electrical insulating properties of polystyrene are outstandingly good and the material is relatively unaffected by moisture.
A solid, expanded plastic foam material that is soft and lightweight. Commonly referred to by the trademarked name Styrofoam(tm).
a plastic based on a resin made by polymerization of styrene as the sole monomer.
A thermoplastic known for its rigidity, hardness, heat and dimensional stability as well as ease of fabrication.
A very cheap and versital thermoplastic, polystyrene's rigidity and limited elasticity has cuased it to be supplanted with ABS in most applications, but is still popularly used for architectural modelling, posterboard, foam cups, and expanded polystyrene (EPS)used as packaging foam.
A polymer from which microspheres can be made.
Plastic with a smooth surface that cracks easily when bent. Used for fast food packaging, styrofoam cups and packing peanuts, it takes up a large part of landfill space because of its bulk. Often referred to as No. 6 Plastic.
A water-white thermoplastic produced by the polymerization of styrene (vinyl benzene) offering outstanding electrical properties; relatively unaffected by moisture.
A polymer of styrene that is a rigid, transparent thermoplastic with good physical and electrical insulating properties, used in molded products, foams, and sheet materials.
(see Foam Insulation) Porous Media - A solid that contains pores; normally, it refers to interconnected pores that can transmit the flow of fluids. (The term refers to the aquifer geology when discussing sites for CAES.)
A polymer commonly used in the production of 96-well plates as well as a number of laboratory devices. It can be treated so that it will tend to bind to cells allowing the culturing and washing of cells in plates that do not contain membranes. It is generally high in biomolecule binding and is not a good choice for binding assays because of the potential for high background.
Plastic manufactured as clear sheets, foam beads or foam boards, which are formed from the polystyrene foam beads expanding with heat in a mold. Insulating board has a high R-value, or thermal resistance. For this reason, it is often used as roof deck sheathing.
A polymer of styrene used in making molding products. In particular, used in the lost foam process.