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Our Modern Working Environment: Tough, Smart and Durable

These days, when you move into someone else's old office, it's likely you'll feel like you've moved into a brand new one. The furniture and equipment bear little trace of use. That's because most of the office furnishings and equipment you've inherited are made from styrenic plastics; materials that have become indispensable in our working environment. Whether for your wood-finished desktop, computer monitor, letter trays, or the coat hanger behind your door, the properties of styrenic plastics products are equal to the task.

In neutral shades or brightly coloured, transparent or opaque, they are not simply pleasing to the eye or touch -- they have important qualities that go far beyond mere aesthetics. Polystyrene (PS), acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) or styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) are amongst the products that make computer casings and monitors strong and heat-resistant; staplers resilient enough to withstand repeated impacts; jewel boxes a cost-effective solution to protect valuable CD-ROMs; and your desktop scratch-resistant despite years of use. Styrenic plastics' tailored properties and easy processing, combined with their remarkable cost-effectiveness, make them an ideal material for the intensively used equipment present in our modern offices.

When computer manufacturers choose styrenic plastics.

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