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Styrene

CAS: 100-42-5

Styrene also known as STY, styrene monomer, vinyl benzene, phenylethylene, styrol, styrole, styrolene, with the molecular formula C8H8 , CAS: 100-42-5. It is a clear, colourless to yellow, oily flammable liquid with a sweet smell. Styrene is highly flammable with a flash point of 31°C and a specific gravity of 0.91.  Styrene provides strength and flexibility whilst also being lightweight. However, it tends to yellow in acrylic polymer.

Styrene chemical composition
Styrene

Production

Styrene is derived from petroleum and natural gas by-products with styrene most commonly produced by the catalytic dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene.  Commercially, styrene can also be co-produced with propylene oxide.

Uses

Styrene is used in wide range of industries.  The predominant product is based on styren is polystyrene.  Polystyrene is used in packaging, toys, recreational equipment, consumer electronics and safety helmets, …

Styrene is also utilized to produce ABS, SAN, SBR.

Acrylonitrile-butadiene styrene (ABS) is a thermoplastic resin that is used in the automobile and electronics industry

Styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) resins are a co-polymer plastic that is used in a range of consumer goods, packaging, and automotive applications.

Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) elastomers and latexes is used in car tyres, and belts and hoses for machinery, as well as in household items such as toys, sponges and floor tiles.

Arpadis is a distributor and supplier of Styrene.