Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Chart Description. Intratec provides General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) prices in several countries, as follows:
Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Polystyrene prices plotted. You can filter a given Polystyrene price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.
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.
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.
- Styrene (suspension polymerization).
To know more about 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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