Styron, a global leading materials company, announced today (July 14) the commercial availability of its transparent grade for food packaging converters in Europe. STYRON C- TECH Polystyrene is the new transparent High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS), an extension of the well-known STYRON A-TECH family of polystyrene products.
Styron expands its multigenerational STYRON A-TECH family with a transparent solution for rigid food packaging applications. With the arrival of STYRON C-TECH Polystyrene, Styron now offers converters an enabling product which allows transparent formulations to be blended at significant cost advantages when compared to traditional blends.
STYRON C-TECH Polystyrene can be used in all types of rigid food packaging applications with great aesthetics and excellent organoleptics against traditional transparent blends.
In particular STYRON C-TECH Polystyrene has also been successfully introduced into the bakery and delicatessen market through BOPS (bi-oriented polystyrene) sheet extrusion, where its excellent processability and its high gloss together with its exceptionally low odor and taste levels improve on traditional transparent resin blends.