- Low material cost
- High transparency (88%)
- Negligible moisture absorption
- Food approved grades are available
- High hardness and surface gloss
- Poor chemical resistance
- Low softening temperature
- Turns yellow if left outdoors
Polystyrene (PS) is a crystal clear amorphous commodity. The polymerization of styrene results in a transparent, rigid and hard plastic with a high gloss finish. Unfortunately, it is very brittle. Sacrificing the transparency and stiffness it can be mixed with 5 – 10% butadiene rubber (BR) to get what is called high impact polysyrene (HIPS), with an impact strength of up to 5 times higher than standard polystyrene.
TAIRIREX® is a product by our supplier Formosa Plastics®. The product offer a clear, normal flow, easy processing and high impact polystyrene grade.
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