Polystyrene is amorphous and transparent thermoplastic that belongs to volume plastics and is commonly used for packaging and disposable items. Polystyrene can also be modified with butadiene rubber to get HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) for better impact properties, but at the expense of transparency.
- Low price
- Insignificant moisture absorption
- Crystal clear material (GPPS)
- High surface hardness
- Poor chemical resistance
- Poor weather resistance