One of the most commonly seen synthetic polymers, polystyrene is best known to the general public as the plastic used to create Styrofoam (a trademarked brand of the Dow Chemical Company). An extremely lightweight material made mostly of air, Styrofoam can serve as a highly effective insulator in houses, pipes, and even roads.
Polystyrene can also be formed into a hard, brittle material. In this state, it is often used for the manufacture of plastic forks and similar items. In addition, so-called “expanded” polystyrene is used to produce coffee cups and soft packing cushions.
Polystyrene is generated in vast quantities, which is an ongoing point of concern for environmentalists. Fortunately, it’s possible to recycle polystyrene and thereby lessen the adverse environmental impact caused by this material. The team at Polychem USA is highly experienced with all aspects of Stryrofoam and expanded polystyrene recycling. If you are interested in selling your polystyrene scrap for cash, we would love to hear from you.