4 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT POLYSTYRENE

| November 12, 2018

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Polystyrene is a type of polymer with thermoplastic properties. It comes in different shapes and forms and is used in different applications from packaging to building insulation. Here are some interesting facts you may know or don’t know about polystyrene. Polystyrene is made of 95 per cent air! The polymer is very light, easy to move around and versatile, which makes it a good choice insulator for home and industrial applications, as well as light packaging, for example in beverage cups and fast food trays.

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