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Polystyrene
Polystyrene
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Thermocol
Polystyrene (a.k.a. PS, Thermocol) is a high molecular weight polymer produced from monomer styrene. PS is a hard, rigid and highly transparent material, with good chemical resistance. It has a wide range of applications, being therefore one of the most produced polymers worldwide. The most commercialized form of polystyrene is General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS). The polymer can be easily processed by injection molding, extrusion or thermoforming.
The uses and applications of Polystyrene may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Polystyrene are General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS); High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS); Expandable Polystyrene (EPS), in the forms of molded foam; expanded beads; and resins.

Polystyrene Cost of Production | Q4 2023

Updated Reports Examining Polystyrene Manufacturing Costs

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand Commodity Cost of Production reports analyzing the costs of Polystyrene manufacturing processes. Each report describes an industrial plant based on a specific Polystyrene process. The report also presents an independent analysis of the costs of Polystyrene production, encompassing plant capital costs (capex) and plant operating costs (opex). All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q4 2023).

General Purpose Polystyrene Production

This report presents the economics of General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) production from styrene in the United States, via a typical continuous bulk polymerization process, split into a pre-polymerization and a polymerization step. Both steps are conducted in continuous stirred-tank reactors.

Details: 180 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report PS E11A target a 180 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

High Impact Polystyrene Production

This study presents the economics of High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) production from styrene in the United States, via a typical continuous bulk polymerization process, which occurs in the presence of polybutadiene. The process is split into a pre-polymerization and a polymerization step. The first step is conducted in CSTRs and the second in plug-flow reactors.

Details: 180 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report PS E12A target a 180 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Expandable Polystyrene Production

This study presents the economics of Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) production from styrene in the United States, via a typical batch suspension polymerization process. The tiny spheres of EPS are impregnated with a physical blowing agent.

Details: 150 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report PS E15A target a 150 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Syndiotactic Polystyrene Production

This report analyses the economics of Syndiotactic Polystyrene (SPS) production from styrene in the United States, via a typical continuous bulk polymerization process. SPS can be obtained with stereospecific catalysts of the Ziegler-Natta type.

Details: 15 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report PS E16A target a 15 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

High Temperature Resistant Polystyrene Production

This report presents the economics of High Temperature Resistant Polystyrene (HTPS) production from styrene in the United States, via a typical continuous bulk polymerization process.

Details: 150 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report PS E17A target a 150 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

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If none of the Polystyrene reports listed above fits your needs, you can request a bespoke report examining the process you are interested in! You will have a report tailored to your needs, in which you defined production process, industrial plant capacity and location!

Details: Customer-defined Plant Location & Capacity  |   Q4 2023 From $2,900 USD

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About Polystyrene. Polystyrene (a.k.a. PS, Thermocol) is a high molecular weight polymer produced from monomer styrene. PS is a hard, rigid and highly transparent material, with good chemical resistance. It has a wide range of applications, being therefore one of the most produced polymers worldwide. The most commercialized form of polystyrene is General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS). The polymer can be easily processed by injection molding, extrusion or thermoforming.

Polystyrene Uses. The uses and applications of Polystyrene may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Polystyrene are General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS); High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS); Expandable Polystyrene (EPS),in the forms of molded foam; expanded beads; and resins.

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