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Polystyrene
(C8H8)n
GPPS (General Purpose Polystyrene); HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene); EPS (Expandable Polystyrene).
As thermoplastics, Polystyrene molding materials, mainly PS and HIPS, are processed by injection molding, extrusion, or thermoforming, in diverse areas of application such as packaging, technical items, household and consumer goods. Polystyrene is used in film for food packaging, electrical/electronic equipment, household equipment, injection-molded bottle caps, jars, containers, plastic pigments, vacuum-formed box liners
Polystyrene is used as raw material in the production of sodium polystyrene sulfonate.
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Polystyrene (a.k.a. PS, Thermocol) is a high molecular weight polymer produced from monomer styrene. 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). It is a hard, rigid and highly transparent material, with good chemical resistance. It can be easily processed by injection molding, extrusion or thermoforming.
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Intratec provides General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) prices in several countries, as follows:

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Polystyrene Prices

Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries

Intratec provides Polystyrene latest prices and 12 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 General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 2)
  • Belgium: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • China: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • Singapore: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • Saudi Arabia: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • Brazil: export price, FOB, 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.

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About Polystyrene. Polystyrene (a.k.a. PS, Thermocol) is a high molecular weight polymer produced from monomer styrene. 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). It is a hard, rigid and highly transparent material, with good chemical resistance. It can be easily processed by injection molding, extrusion or thermoforming.

Chemical Formula. (C8H8)n

Commercial Grades. GPPS (General Purpose Polystyrene); HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene); EPS (Expandable Polystyrene).

Uses. As thermoplastics, Polystyrene molding materials, mainly PS and HIPS, are processed by injection molding, extrusion, or thermoforming, in diverse areas of application such as packaging, technical items, household and consumer goods. Polystyrene is used in film for food packaging, electrical/electronic equipment, household equipment, injection-molded bottle caps, jars, containers, plastic pigments, vacuum-formed box liners

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Styrene (suspension polymerization).

To know more about Polystyrene production processes, click here.

Derivatives. Polystyrene is used as raw material in the production of 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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