Appropriately selected WAXOLINE® polymer-soluble dyes give excellent all-round performance in: PS (Polystyrene), SAN, ABS, PMMA, PC, PETP and PETB, POM, unplasticised PVC and PPO. WAXOLINE® solvent dyes contribute resistances (strengths) against different phenomena that affect dye’s performance.

  • Light fastness: persistence of a colour after having received a certain amount of UV radiation.
  • Chemical fastness: colour resistance in chemically aggressive environments (acidic or basic).
  • Heat fastness: colour resistance to temperature, mainly during processing.
  • Migration fastness: migration of pigment.


What is Polystyrene?

Polystyrene (PS) is a versatile plastic material consisting of styrene monomers with a chemical structure:

Properties of Polystyrene

  • Resistance to pressure.
  • High shock absorption capacity.
  • Low weight, its density is approximately 20 to 30 kg/m3.
  • Low thermal conductivity.
  • Does not allow the proliferation of fungi and bacteria.
  • A great variety of designs in its moldable parts.
  • Gas preservation in carbonated beverages.

What is polystyrene ps used for?

It has a wide application in the consumer products sector, because of its physical properties, where it is among the hardest and most solid materials in the polymer family.

That is why polystyrene is used for the manufacture of transparent materials, such as food packaging and laboratory equipment.

In combination with other elements, such as additives, colorants and other plastic polymers, polystyrene is widely used in the electronics industry, toys, garden equipment and many other applications.

  • In household appliances
  • In the automotive industry
  • In electronic devices
  • Food packaging
  • In insulation systems
  • Packaging system
  • Foam (Polystyrene foam)

Advantages of Polystyrene

  • Good gloss.
  • Transparent color.
  • Light weight.
  • Can be processed in a variety of temperatures.
  • Resistant to water and inorganic chemicals.
  • High tensile strength.
  • Thermal insulator.
  • Economical material.
  • Durable material.
  • It has a low environmental impact.
  • Polystyrene recycling: It can be recycled to generate energy and, in many cases, to produce a new material.

Also, we could find expanded polystyrene (EPS), highly resistant to biological corrosion. It also minimizes the effects of moisture and water vapor, which is why it is used as an insulation product. Is ideal for the packaging and construction industries due to its light weight, strong and excellent thermal insulation properties

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