February 2010
ICIS Chemical Business;2/22/2010, Vol. 277 Issue 7, p36
Trade Publication
The article presents information related to polystyrene's (PS) uses, prices, supply and demand. It is used in many processes including food packaging and domestic appliances. The permanent closure of some 350,000 tonnes/year of capacity in the Netherlands, Spain, France and Germany was spurred by PS' oversupply and a lack of profitability. In the past two years, its demand has dwindled from technological changes and its substitution by polypropylene (PP).


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