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  • Sunlight degrades polystyrene faster than expected

    A study published by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that polystyrene, one of the world's most ubiquitous plastics, may degrade in decades or centuries when exposed to sunlight, rather than thousands of years as previously thought. "Right now, policy makers generally more

  • Solid and Moldable: Further growth expected for the polystyrene and extruded polystyrene market

    One of the oldest plastic types is still of great economic importance: about 90 years ago, polystyrene was first produced in Germany. To this day, most yogurt cups are made of polystyrene. Since 1950, polystyrene has also been foamed and marketed as, for example, “Styropor”. Ceresana examined the gl more

  • Laser-induced graphene gets tough, with help

    Laser-induced graphene (LIG), a flaky foam of the atom-thick carbon, has many interesting properties on its own but gains new powers as part of a composite. The labs of Rice University chemist James Tour and Christopher Arnusch, a professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, introduced more

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A Guide to Common Household Plastics

Plastic is everywhere in our day to day lives – but, of course, ‘plastic’ is just a catch-all term for a range of different chemical substances. This graphic takes a look at some of the more common plastics we encounter on a regular basis, and examines their chemical structures. Below, we’ll also ta more

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Polystyrene

Polystyrene Polystyrene is an aromatic polymer made from the aromatic monomer styrene , a liquid hydrocarbon that is commercially manufactured from petroleum by the chemical industry . Polystyrene is a thermoplastic substance, normally ... more

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