Benefits of Polystyrene

Learn More About High-Quality Polystyrene Plastic Used in Injection MoldingPolystyrene plastic

One of the most common plastics used in thermoplastic injection molding is polystyrene, a synthetic polymer often used when molding packaging and industrial components. Usually in the form of foam or plastic, polystyrene is a non-toxic and odorless material, and is one of the predominant plastics used in the food packaging industry as well as the automation industry. Its solidity and clarity make it useful for everything from automobile parts and electronics to toys and plastic utensils.

Polystyrene is used for a wide variety of purposes, and the professionals at Retlaw Industries manufacture products such as idler pulleys, adapters, sprockets, and rebar chairs for industries all over the United States. We will mold your part out of polystyrene, or any type of plastic you need it in – contact us today to get a product quote on your thermoplastic components.

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Specifications of Polystyrene (At Room Temperature)

Chemical Formula (C8H8)n
Melting Point (°C) ~215°C
Tensile Strength ~7700 psi
Impact Strength ~0.8 ft-lb/in notched Izod   
Hardness Level (Rockwell) R75
Flexural Modulus ~12000 psi

Advantages of Polystyrene Used in Injection Molding

Polystyrene plastic products offer many advantages as an injection molded plastic solution. Polystyrene is often used in cost-effective packaging products, like containers for food and drink, and this material has many other benefits, including:

  • Resistance to bacterial growth
  • Resistance to moisture
  • Lightweight
  • Provides insulation
  • Durable
  • Recyclable

Polystyrene is a very affordable and versatile material, and it allows businesses throughout the United States to use it for a wide variety of purposes. The professional injection molders at Retlaw Industries will manufacture high-quality idler pulleys, sprockets, adapters, rebar chairs, and more at the most affordable prices. No matter what type of business you work in, Retlaw can fabricate polystyrene components for you to your exact specifications.

Give Retlaw a call today to get a quote on our injection molding services.

Contact the polystyrene part manufacturers at Retlaw today to get more information on your next project.
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