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Styrene

At CCC We Offer Top Quality Styrene for optimal formulations

Styrene is one of the most important monomers produced by the chemical industry today. Styrene monomer is a basic building block of the plastics industry. The conventional method of producing styrene involves the alkylation of benzene with ethylene to produce ethylbenzene, followed by dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene to styrene. Styrene undergoes polymerization by all the common methods used in plastics technology to produce a wide variety of polymers and copolymers. Styrene is readily polymerized and copolymerized by both batch and continuous mass polymerization, emulsion, suspension and solution processes.

In our continuous quest to provide you with the best chemical materials possible, we are proud to offer top quality styrene for all your needs and formulations.

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What is Styrene used for?

The most important products are solid polystyrene (PS), expandable polystyrene (EPS), styrene butadiene latex (SBL), acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene/terpolymer (ABS), unsaturated polyester resins (UPR), and styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR). An approximate breakdown of styrene’s markets are:

54% solid polystyrene (PS)
8%   expandable polystyrene (EPS)
8%   styrene butadiene latex (SBL)
7%   acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene/terpolymer (ABS)
7%   unsaturated polyester resins (UPR)
5%   styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR)

Polystyrene is primarily used in packaging, disposables and low-cost consumer products. Expandable polystyrene beads are primarily used in food and beverage packaging, insulation and cushion packaging. Improved grades of resins are used in higher performance applications, such as home electronics and appliances. ABS and styrene acrylonitrile (SAN) have many uses in the consumer durables market.

Styrene-based polyesters enjoy long service life in both indoor and outdoor applications, e.g., polyester boats typically last longer than boats made from conventional materials. Thermoplastic elastomers are directly replacing natural and traditional synthetic rubbers in many established applications and entering new markets. Other applications include carpet backing (SB Latex), production of tires (SB Rubber) and castings for textiles and paper. Many products made from styrene are recyclable.

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