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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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Tyres (Tires): Getting a Safe Grip on the Road
Auto Components
Battery Technology Looks to an Essential Plastic: Polystyrene

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