About Polystyrene

Polystyrene is the ideal form of protective packaging and its characteristics make it suitable for many different applications.

The main features of polystyrene are that it is lightweight which helps reduce transportation costs and facilitates easy loading and unloading when the product arrives at its destination

Uses for Polystyrene

Polystyrene is a very strong material and will not fall apart or be dented easily by rough treatment. This ability to absorb shocks helps with the protection of the contents and prevents extra cost, replacing broken or damaged items.

The main benefit of polystyrene however is that it is extremely versatile as the properties it has allow it to be moulded into virtually any shape to match individual project specifications.

Some of the applications that Polystyrene can be used for are given below:

Polystyrene and the Environment

Many people hold the view that polystyrene packaging has harmful and damaging effects on the environment. This perception is totally untrue. In fact, quite the opposite scenario is the case as polystyrene is exceptionally environmentally friendly.

No CFC's are used when manufacturing polystyrene and none are present in the finished product. This means that the finite ozone layer will not be under threat from harmful gases in the atmosphere.

When the polystyrene has served the purpose for which it was originally designed, it can then undergo recycling and be put to use elsewhere.

When used in landfill sites it does not emit unpleasant odours or harmful gases. It is also not eaten by rodents and so therefore does not attract vermin.

It can also be used in conjunction with peat to enhance soil after undergoing recycling into small chips.

During its life cycle, polystyrene can have many different uses and can be adapted for new purposes.

For theses reasons, polystyrene can be viewed as a form of packaging which is not only friendly towards the environment but has the versatility to allow for its use in a wide variety of areas.