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Expandable Polystyrene
(C8H8)n
General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS); High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS); Expandable Polystyrene (EPS), in the forms of molded foam; expanded beads; and resins.
Polystyrene is mainly used in films for food packaging; electrical/electronic equipments; household equipments; injection-molded bottle caps; consumer goods; technical items; jars; containers; plastic pigments; and vacuum-formed box liners.
sodium polystyrene sulfonate.
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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.
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Intratec provides Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) prices in several countries, as follows:

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Expandable Polystyrene Prices

Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries

Intratec provides Expandable Polystyrene latest prices and 13 years of historical series, as well as price forecasts. Subscribers to the Plastics & Polymers Prices have access to 32 commodities prices across several countries from main world regions.

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Chart Description. Intratec provides Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 2)
  • Netherlands: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • China: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • Thailand: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • Saudi Arabia: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • Brazil: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • South Africa: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)

Note 1. Only available for Registered Users

Note 2. Price forecasts (upcoming 9 months) available only to subscribers of the 'Pro' or 'Business' plans.

Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Expandable Polystyrene prices plotted. You can filter a given Expandable Polystyrene price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.

About Expandable 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.

Chemical Formula. (C8H8)n

Commercial Grades. General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS); High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS); Expandable Polystyrene (EPS), in the forms of molded foam; expanded beads; and resins.

Uses. Polystyrene is mainly used in films for food packaging; electrical/electronic equipments; household equipments; injection-molded bottle caps; consumer goods; technical items; jars; containers; plastic pigments; and vacuum-formed box liners.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Styrene (suspension polymerization).

To know more about Expandable Polystyrene production processes, click here.

Derivatives. sodium polystyrene sulfonate.

Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.

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