Polystyrene (PS)

Alternative Designations: Polystyrene

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Polystyrene (PS) is a synthetic polymer made from monomer styrene. This is a transparent, amorphous thermoplastic. It is hard, brittle, rigid, and resistant to gamma radiation. It has good electrical properties and is easy to mold. Its tensile strength is about 16 MPa. However, it has poor resistance to chemicals and UV light. Its transparent nature makes it suitable for a variety of household items, toys, containers etc.

Key Features

Transparent • Hard • Brittle • Suitable for household items


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