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BASF announces new polystyrene grade

BASF has developed a new polystyrene (PS) grade that is optimized for applications in refrigerator lining manufactu...


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April 9, 2007 by Canadian Plastics

BASF has developed a new polystyrene (PS) grade that is optimized for applications in refrigerator lining manufacturing.

The product, PS ESCRimo, is more resistant to stress crack formation than its predecessor (the PS 2710 grade), and its notched impact strength is almost 50 per cent higher.

Sampling quantities of this new grade are already available, and the predecessor will be dropped from BASF’s product line in July.

“Even a mature product class like polystyrene remains the focus of our ongoing upgrading efforts,” said BASF polystyrene product manager Hans-Dieter Schwaben in a press release.

PS ESCRimo is also useful in food packaging applications because of its resistance to fats and oils.