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Industry's First Post-Consumer Recycled Line of Polystyrenes From Styrolution Showcased at the International Plastics Showcase, NPE 2012


Three grades of polystyrene each feature 25 percent PCR content

CHANNAHON, Ill., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The industry's first line of polystyrene products containing post-consumer recycled (PCR) polystyrene will highlight Styrolution America LLC's presence at the upcoming NPE 2012 International Plastics Showcase in Orlando, which runs from April 2-5.

The product line from Styrolution, the leading global styrenics supplier, includes three product grades, each with 25 percent PCR content, which is supplied by NextLife™ - a collaborative manufacturer of sustainable plastic resins for use in a variety of applications.

These grades are FDA-compliant for food contact and designed for injection molding and extrusion applications requiring consistent resin properties. The resins, which process the same as 100 percent virgin polystyrene, target injection molded opaque applications, such as cutlery, housewares, office accessories and appliance components.

The three products in the Styrolution PCR polystyrene line include:

  • PCR3125 – for use in injection molding applications, the product is based on a 3100 general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) grade with 25 percent recycled contents;
  • PCR5625 – also used in injection molding applications, PCR5625 is based on a 5600 high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) grade with 25 percent recycled content; and
  • PCR6225 – for use in extrusion applications, the product is based on a 6200 HIPS grade with 25 percent recycled content.

"This product line proves that polystyrene is absolutely a recyclable product," said Ed Barnes, vice president, Styrolution. "We look forward to demonstrating the value of this sustainable line of products with our customers at NPE 2012, and also look forward to working within our industry to increase the reclamation and reuse of polystyrene materials into eco-friendly end products."  To learn more about this product line and other Styrolution offerings, please visit our booth 13005 at NPE2012 or send us an email at

Styrolution is the leading global styrenics supplier with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, copolymers, and ABS. As a joint venture of BASF and INEOS, Styrolution combines the key styrenics assets of two of the biggest chemical companies in the world – with more than 70 years of experience, complementary competencies and portfolios. Styrolution strives to serve the success of its customers by offering them the best possible solution, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. The company provides styrenics applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including automotive, electrical/electronics, building and construction, household appliances, toys/sports/leisure, packaging, healthcare and diagnostics. In 2010, pro forma combined sales were at 6.4 billion euros, resulting in an EBITDA before exceptionals of 407 million euros. Styrolution employs about 3,400 people and operates 17 production sites in ten countries. For further information please visit

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" including, but not limited to, the expected performance characteristics of Styrolution's PCR polystyrene product lines and their potential use in given markets and applications.  Such statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or projected.  These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the cyclicality of the styrenics industry, styrenics industry production capacity and operating rates, market conditions in the styrenics industry, product substitution, competition, changes in global economic and business conditions, increases in raw materials costs, the ability to obtain raw materials and energy at acceptable prices, in a timely manner and on acceptable terms, regulatory initiatives and compliance with governmental regulations, compliance with environmental laws and regulations, customer preferences and various other matters, many of which are beyond Styrolution's control.  Given these concerns, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.  Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, and Styrolution does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

The data and information contained in this document are presented in good faith and believed to be reliable, but shall not be part of the terms and conditions of sale of any Styrolution products.  As many factors can affect product application and performance, each Styrolution customer must determine for itself, by conducting appropriate tests or other methods, whether a Styrolution product is suitable for their needs.  STYROLUTION MAKES NO WRITTEN, ORAL, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY REGARDING THE PRODUCTS DESCRIBED HEREIN, THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM THEIR USE, OR THE ACCURACY OR USE OF THE INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED HEREIN.  STYROLUTION SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE

SOURCE Styrolution

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