Polystyrene food contact applications
Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the value chain initiative to realise the circular economy for styrenic polymers, today announced that polystyrene (PS) can be used as a safe functional barrier for mechanically recycled PS (rPS) in rigid food packaging. These findings are supported by a scientific study performed by Fraunhofer IVV.
Price Increase for Polystyrene and Copolymers
Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, and its affiliate companies in Europe announced today a price increase for all polystyrene (PS), ABS and SAN grades. Effective July 01, 2020, or as existing contract terms allow, the contract and spot prices for the products listed below will increase as follows:
Depolymerisation of Polystyrene
INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, reports final results of the research project ResolVe. ResolVe was granted a funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to explore the recycling of polystyrene1. The project proves the feasibility of post-consumer waste becoming a valuable feedstock, thus creating a circular economy for polystyrene. The project also included a commercial and an ecological evaluation of the recycling process.
Polystyrene Application Development
Trinseo announced today its collaboration with CEDAP, a leading specialist in sheet extrusion for the packaging industry. The partnership seeks to advance the implementation of recycled Polystyrene (PS) used in food packaging applications by utilizing chemically recycled PS to develop and test food grade recycled PS packaging.