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  • Recycling Polystyrene

    Enough waste Polystyrene to fill 15,000 Olympic sized swimming pools is currently land filled in the UK every year. Purex International has developed a new system to thermally densify this waste into a form that can be recycled into new products and fuels. Polystyrene is a very effective packaging material but disposing of or recycling it can be problematic and expensive. Purex International ...


  • Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Industry in UK

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Industry Outlook in the UK to 2016 - Market Size, Price Trends and Trade Balance" to its huge collection of research reports. The research presents EPS demand and ...


  • Companies Can Reduce Costs by Recycling Polystyrene

    Polystyrene is often overlooked as a recyclable material unlike glass, cans and paper. It is often thrown into the bin or works skip and taken away to landfill. This no longer has to be the case as Taylor Products Ltd of Cardiff in partnership with Purex International Ltd have developed the Styromelt Polystyrene Densifier to help recycle this problematic waste material. Thousands of tonnes of ...


  • Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Industry in India and China

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Industry Outlook in India and China  to 2016 - Market Size, Company Share, Price Trends, Capacity Forecasts of All Active and Planned Plants" to its huge collection of research reports. EPS in India: The research presents major market trends affecting the EPS industry in India. The report covers ...


  • Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Industry in US and Japan

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Industry Outlook in US and Japan to 2016 - Market Size, Company Share, Price Trends, Capacity Forecasts of All Active and Planned Plants" to its huge collection of research reports. US: The research presents major market trends affecting the EPS industry in the US. The report covers the US EPS plants and ...


  • Prestige Car Maker Finds Solution to Polystyrene Waste

    Rolls Royce Motor Cars is always looking to be greener and recycle more materials from their production site in Chichester. One waste material that was difficult to recycle was Polystyrene, that was until the company’s waste contractor Biffa, suggested a Styromelt™ Thermal Densifier from Purex. Polystyrene is an excellent packaging material due to its insulating and protective properties. ...


  • Polystyrene nanoparticles affect fish behaviour and metabolism

    Fish fed polystyrene nanoparticles are less active and show changes to their brains and metabolism, according to a study by Swedish and Danish researchers. The findings suggest that nanoparticles in the environment could have a major impact on fish and aquatic ecosystems. Nanoparticles are increasingly used in consumer products, such as cosmetics, and enter the environment via sewage systems. ...

  • New Yorkers To Speak Out Against `Polystyrene Ban` On City Hall Steps

    The following is being released by the American Chemistry Council: WHAT: On Wednesday, a bill is expected to be introduced to the City Council that bans the use of polystyrene foam foodservice in New York City.  This ban will negatively impact small businesses, consumers and workers, will do nothing to reduce the amount of solid waste the City produces each year and will yet again increase ...

  • ASTM C578 - 11b standard specification for rigid, cellular polystyrene thermal insulation

    This specification covers the standards for the types, physical properties and dimensions of cellular polystyrene boards with or without facings or coatings made by molding (EPS) or extrusion (XPS) of expandable polystyrene proposed for use as thermal insulation. This specification, however, does not cover laminated products manufactured with any type of rigid board facer including ...


    By ASTM International

  • New Study: Expanded Polystyrene Market for Thermal Insulation 2013

    SCOPE OF THE STUDY This report covers the market for expanded polystyrene (EPS) thermal insulation products inEurope and is drawn from IAL Consultants’ study set on The European Market for ThermalInsulation Products. It updates IAL Consultants’ last edition of the aforementioned study whichwas last published in 2011. IAL Consultants has many years of expertise researching the ...


  • Expandable Polystyrene Industry Outlook in Europe to 2017 Available At Researchmoz.us

    GlobalDatas report, Europe Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Industry Outlook to 2017 Market Size, Company Share, Price Trends, Capacity Forecasts of All Active and Planned Plants provides an in-depth coverage of Europe EPS industry. The research presents major market trends affecting the EPS industry in the region. COMPLETE REPORT WITH TOC: ...


  • ASTM D6817 - 11 standard specification for rigid cellular polystyrene geofoam

    This specification presents the types, physical properties, and dimensions of rigid cellular polystyrene (RCPS) intended for use as geofoam. This specification, however, does not address the layout, placement, and workmanship for proper installation and performance of the geofoams. RCPS geofoams shall be formed by the expansion of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Expandable Polystyrene Industry Outlook Asia Pacific to 2017 | Researchmoz.us

    GlobalDatas report, Asia Pacific Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Industry Outlook to 2017 Market Size, Company Share, Price Trends, Capacity Forecasts of All Active and Planned Plants provides an in-depth coverage of Asia Pacific EPS industry. The research presents major market trends affecting the EPS industry in the region. COMPLETE REPORT WITH TOC: ...


  • ASTM C578 - 11a standard specification for rigid, cellular polystyrene thermal insulation

    This specification covers the standards for the types, physical properties and dimensions of cellular polystyrene boards with or without facings or coatings made by molding (EPS) or extrusion (XPS) of expandable polystyrene proposed for use as thermal insulation. This specification, however, does not cover ...


    By ASTM International

  • New Study Details Economic And Environmental Costs Of NYC Polystyrene Ban

    A new study released today finds that the ban on polystyrene foam proposed by the Bloomberg Administration will cost city businesses, consumers and tax payers nearly $100 million per year by nearly doubling food service product costs, and do little to reduce waste. According to the study, produced by research firm MB Public Affairs on behalf of the American Chemistry Council, "Total costs to ...

  • Plastics Makers: We Welcome Opportunity to Explore Recycling Polystyrene Foam in New York City

    News reports indicate that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg may propose restrictions on the use of polystyrene foam foodservice products in New York City, ostensibly as a way to increase recycling rates. American Chemistry Council (ACC) vice president of plastics Steve Russell issued the following statement: "We would welcome the opportunity to explore polystyrene foam1 foodservice recycling ...

  • LA area polystyrene manufacturer Lifoam Industries pays $450,000 over violations of federal, state clean-air laws (CA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and the South Coast Air Quality Management District announced that Lifoam Industries, Inc. will pay $450,000 in fines, claiming the company violated the federal Clean Air Act and state air quality laws at its polystyrene manufacturing facility at 2340 E. 52 Street in Vernon, Calif. Under the terms of a settlement entered ...

  • U.S. EPA settles with Chino polystyrene manufacturer $326,000 over Clean Air Act violations

    LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today settled with Tacoma, Wash.-based Premier Industries, Inc., for $326,000 to resolve federal Clean Air Act violations at its polystyrene manufacturing facility in Chino, ...

  • ASTM D5296 - 11 standard test method for molecular weight averages and molecular weight distribution of polystyrene by high performance size-exclusion chromatography

    General Utility—The molecular weight (MW) and molecular weight distribution (MWD) are fundamental characteristics of a polymer sample. They are used for a wide variety of correlations for fundamental studies, processing, or product applications. For example, the observed MWD is compared to one predicted from assumed kinetics or mechanisms for a polymerization reaction. Differences between ...


    By ASTM International

  • NEW DNase and RNase-Free Agarose Gel Scalpel

    Use these DNase and RNase-Free Disposable Plastic Scalpels from Bel-Art Products for cutting and excising selected DNA or RNA bands from agarose gels. This one tool speeds up gel processing and reduces exposure of nucleic acids to damaging UV light.  The clear polystyrene blade effortlessly and accurately excises the target bands without scratching the expensive screen of the UV ...


    By Bel-Art Products

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