Where does polystyrene come from?

Where does polystyrene come from?

Polystyrene is made by stringing together, or polymerizing, styrene, a building-block chemical used in the manufacture of many products. Styrene also occurs naturally in foods such as strawberries, cinnamon, coffee and beef.

What is polystyrene made from?

Polystyrene is formed when styrene meets with pentane and is made from a rigid cellular plastic containing an expansion agent. Styrene has at times been labelled as a “known carcinogen”, however extensive research has found that unless the exposure is extremely high, styrene will not cause any adverse health effects.

Where in Australia is polystyrene produced?

AndPak is an Australian owned and operated company based in Irymple, near Mildura in the Sunraysia region of Victoria. Established in 1988, Andpak is a regional manufacturer of expanded polystyrene (EPS) products for packaging and building applications.

Where is polystyrene banned?

Bans on polystyrene food items are in place all over the world: in major cities such as Oakland, San Francisco, and Chicago; in the neighboring states of Maine, New York, and Vermont; and countries such as China, India, and Taiwan.

Is Styrofoam recyclable NSW?

Polystyrene can’t be recycled from your kerbside recycling bin, however many councils still make it possible for you to help the environment and recycle polystyrene. Once collected, your polystyrene will be recycled and re-manufactured into domestic building products.

Who makes Styrofoam?

The Dow Chemical Company
Styrofoam is a trademarked brand of closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam, or XPS. This foam is also referred to as “Blue Board” and is used for building insulation, thermal insulation and water barriers. Styrofoam is owned and manufactured by The Dow Chemical Company.

Who makes Styrofoam containers?

Simply look for the genuine Styrofoam™ Brand trademark! DuPont holds more than 150 trademark registrations worldwide for the Styrofoam™ Brand.

Who made the Styrofoam?

Ray McIntire
Ray McIntire, a former chemical engineer for the Dow Chemical Company who invented by accident the material now known as Styrofoam, died on Friday at his home in Midland, Mich.