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General Uses Of Polystyrene-PS
Yangzhou Chengsen Plastics Co.,Ltd | Updated: Apr 04, 2018

General Uses of Polystyrene

It is applicable to a variety of end-user industries for producing a number of goods in different forms. It has become the most commonly used polymer in various industries such as:

Appliance – It is used in a number of appliances like refrigerators, air conditioners, oven, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, and blenders etc. It is used in solid or foam form widely for manufacturing these appliances as it is inert (does not react with materials), cost-effective and long-lasting.

Automotive – PS (solid and foam) is used in the production of many automotive parts including knobs, instrument panels, trim, energy absorbing door panels and even sound dampening foam.

Electronics – It is used for the housing and also in other parts of televisions, computers and different types of IT equipment, where combination of form, function, and aesthetics are required

Food Service – PS holds a major share in packaging sector as compared to its competitors. It is widely used in food packaging as it insulates better, keeps food fresh for a long time and is cost-effective.

Insulation – Lightweight PS foam proves to be excellent thermal insulation in a number of applications such as building wall, roofing, refrigeration, freezers and even in industrial cold storage facilities. It is preferred for insulation as it is more inert, durable and resistant to water damage.

Medical  Due to its clarity and ease of sterilization, PS is used for a wide range of medical uses including tissue culture trays, test tubes, petri dishes, diagnostic components and other testing medical devices.

Packaging- It is highly used and preferred material in the packaging sector. It is widely used to protect consumer products like CD and DVD cases, foam packaging peanut for shipping goods, consumables packaging, meat and poultry trays and also egg cartons etc. They are a suitable material for packaging as protect goods against damage and spoilage.

Applications of PS Plastics

It is a cheap and easily available form of the polymer. It is used for many applications such as electronics, medical, optical, automotive parts, and packaging of consumables. A large number of goods produced using PS are formed by injection molding including dining utensils, cups, CD cases, cosmetic containers and covers etc.

It is majorly used for producing two kinds of semi-finished products- PS Sheet and PS Foam. This semi-finished good is widely used to produce final products for a variety of end market segments.

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