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PS Material Properties - Polystyrene

PS Material Summary

Polystyrene (PS) is the transparent plastic material in CD cases, ball point pens and food containers. Polystyrene is inexpensive, rigid and very resistant to chemicals. However, it is quite brittle.

Injection moulded polystyrene plastic cutlery

The information above has been collected through standardised tests  (ASTM International) and serves only as a rough guide for material selection. 

PS Material Properties

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