The convenience and safety you enjoy in driving your car - as well as the
benefits of lorry (truck) transport, aircraft, and construction machinery
- all depend on styrene. It's very possible that if you removed all the
components of your car made from styrene-based products, you would no longer
be able to drive it.
Styrene-based materials are not only used in the automotive industry for
their easy processability or the reduction of the vehicle assembly time
and costs they help achieve
The weight savings achieved through plastics'
use are impressive, which helps minimise environmental impact (among other
things through fuel savings) and save resources, cutting fuel consumption
in the average car by 750 litres (150 gallons) over a life span of 150,000
km (95,000 miles)!
Styrene is also used to give tyres better road-hugging ability, especially
on wet roads.
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