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School Food Service

When it comes to selecting the best food service packaging products, many educational food service systems recognise that polystyrene packaging delivers! No other food service packaging material provides polystyrene's unique combination of performance, economic, and environmental benefits. Polystyrene food service packaging is extremely strong yet lightweight, provides excellent insulation, enhances food service sanitation and contributes to protecting public health. It is less expensive than many other food service packaging options, and has less environmental impact during its manufacture and transport than paperboard food service packaging. more...

A Safer Car Ride for Your Child

Car and booster seats made from styrenic plastics components that meet crash-test standards have helped reduce the death rate from motor vehicle occupant-related injuries among children aged 14 and under. Since 1979 in the USA, that death rate has declined 10% despite a significant increase in vehicle miles travelled.

On the Playground

Children may not be overly concerned with their own safety, but they certainly know what they like to play with and why. Some styrene-based materials are chosen for their rigidity and are used in toys, for example, or bicycle helmets, or the desktop on which children do their homework. Did you know that the colourful building bricks we have known for years are made using a styrenic plastic, namely ABS, with enough rigidity for the bricks to fit into each other strongly and sufficient flexibility for children to be able to take them apart again?

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