What is polystyrene?

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It is a paintable plastic. I only know because I make (buildings) and some of the windows are made from that.  

 Polystyrene is a polymer made from monomer styrene, extracted as a liquid from petroleum. It is a thermo plastic which means it can be heated and cooled back to a solid
Actually Styrofoam is a Dow Chemical registered trade mark for foam insulation and does not refer to all polystyrene so that term is misused. Polystyrene comes in small bead format and then is expanded into shapes like coffee cups, clam shell container at fast food outlets etc. There are also hard polystyrene products, like disposable cutlery, plastic containers like yogurt etc. electronic housing for TVs etc. It can come in clear form too.
The white foam polystyrene can be painted with acrylic paint, but the second you use a solvent based paint on it, it will dissolve.
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What is polystyrene used for?

Disposable cutlery, plastic models, CD and DVD cases, and smoke detector housings. Products made from foamed polystyrene are nearly ubiquitous, for example packing materials,

What is Polystyrene plastic used for?

Polystyrene plastic is used in packaging, in making toys, inelectrical and electronic applications, in insulation, in householdgoods, in DVD cases, to make outside housing of

What is the mass of polystyrene?

The mass of polystyrene is easily estimated looking at its mass spectrum.. The spectrum has the shape of a comb with a large number of teeth.. Teeth are equally spaced.. In

Is polystyrene a conductor?

polystyrene along with other porous (objects which have a lot of air in them) such as Styrofoam water, wood and other materials are insulators, not conductors.

Who invented polystyrene?

Polystyrene has a long history of evolution behind it. In 1839, a German apothecary called Eduard Simon discovered polystyrene. Eduard Simon isolated the substance from natura

What is polystyrene foam used for?

Uses of EPS foam . Packaging EPS is used widely as a packaging medium for a variety of products. Its exceptional shock absorbing characteristics make it ideal for the stor

What is polystyrene soluble in?

polystyrene foam (styrofoam cups and packaging materials) is soluble in acetone.It is not melted but dissolved.The acetone dissolves the long polymer strands releasing the tra

What is polystyrene use for?

Solid polystyrene is used, for example, in disposable cutlery , plastic models, CD and DVD cases, and smoke detector housings. Products made from foamed polystyrene are nearl

What does polystyrene make?

Plastic models, Yogurt container, CD/DVD cases, Smoke detector. they are the ones i researched and that is the information that I was able to find.

What can you do with polystyrene?

Polystyrene can be used in various industries like Polystyrene Packaging, Construction, Display, Exhibition, Signs, and all areas of the foam industry. Various different items

Can you GLUE Polystyrene?

Yes, there are many effective polystyrene glues. All Hobby shops or stores that sell plastic kits sell polystyrene glues. I make many kits and use industrial MEK.