History of mohebbaspar :
Company Activity Moheb Baspar Idea Gostar Company was established in 1982 and is active in the field of production of durable polystyrene (HIPS). Type of activity: Production Activity field: Production of polystyrene types.
Mohebbaspar Idea Gostar Petrochemical started its activities on 07/27/1695 and on 04/25/2017 succeeded in obtaining an exploitation license number 2218/1396 for activities in the field of production of polystyrene.
Production of type 2 in the field of 03- Advanced materials and products based on chemical technologies from 11/13/1397
What is a polymer?
When monomers are combined and turned into polymers, they work and thrive. The polymer industry has no end and is advancing every day. Polymer is used in all fields. All plastic materials are made of polymer and our country, Iran, despite the sanctions, has made good progress in this area. Obviously, over time, the use of polymer components will increase, so that today iron gratings have given way to polymer gratings.
Moheb Baspar Idea Gostar Company was put into operation with an initial capital of less than 100 billion Tomans and its goal was national production and job creation for 50 people. By the beginning of 1999, 42 people were employed in this company. Polystyrene is a versatile plastic used to make a wide variety of consumer products. As a hard, solid plastic, it is often used in products that require clarity, such as food packaging and laboratory ware.
When combined with various colorants, additives or other plastics, polystyrene is used to make appliances, electronics, automobile parts, toys, gardening pots and equipment and more. Polystyrene also is made into a foam material, called expanded polystyrene (EPS) or extruded polystyrene (XPS), which is valued for its insulating and cushioning properties.
Foam polystyrene can be more than 95 percent air and is widely used to make home and appliance insulation, lightweight protective packaging, surfboards, foodservice and food packaging, automobile parts, roadway and roadbank stabilization systems and more. Polystyrene is made by stringing together, or polymerizing, styrene, a building-block chemical used in the manufacture of many products. Styrene also occurs naturally in foods such as strawberries, cinnamon, coffee and beef.
Why is Polystyrene used so often?
Polystyrene is most uniquely useful for its application as a foam. It is the runaway leader in the packaging industry but it also has a wide range of uses as a traditional plastic. At Creative Mechanisms, we have used Polystyrene in a number of applications across a range of industries. For many years Polystyrene, or as it is often referred to as just Styrene, was used as the go-to prototyping material – basically for the same reasons we now use ABS.
It’s inexpensive, readily available, white in color, and it glues, sands, cuts, and paints well. The “S” in ABS is Styrene. A lot of older engineers and designers who have been in the industry for a while will ask for a Styrene model when they’re looking for a quick-down-and-dirty prototype. We still have a lot of sheets of Styrene in the shop at Creative Mechanisms.
We will use them to make quick test models, paint samples, vacuum formed or thermoformed prototypes, or large models that can be created with flat sheets. We have also seen PS used as a sort-of living hinge material (typically polypropylene fits best into living hinge applications). There are clear disposable PS containers (e.g. a hot dog container from WaWa or your neighborhood convenience store for those living outside the Northeast) that function like a clamshell with a hinge in the middle.
The hinge in this case is a little different than your traditional PP living hinge. Typically the PS hinge is more of a series of bends that allow the clamshell to flex and open up. Whether it is technically a living hinge or not, it still works very well and can be easily thermoformed. What Are The
Different Types of Polystyrene?
Three major types of polystyrene include polystyrene foam, regular polystyrene plastic, and polystyrene film. Amongst the different types of foam are expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS). EPS includes the most well-known and common types of polystyrene to include styrofoam and packing peanuts.
XPS is a higher density foam typically used in applications like architectural building models. Some types of polystyrene plastic are copolymers. Oftentimes homopolymer PS is fairly brittle and can be made more impact resistant if combined with other materials (known in this form as the copolymer High Impact Polystyrene, or GPPS). Polystyrene film can also be vacuum formed and used in packaging applications. Films can be stretched into oriented polystyrene (OPS) that is cheaper to produce (albeit more brittle) than alternatives like PP. What are the
Disadvantages of Polystyrene?
Polystyrene is very inert meaning that it doesn’t react particularly well with either acidic or basic solutions. This characteristic causes polystyrene to last a long time in the natural environment which poses a litter hazard as the material is typically thrown away after an extremely short useful lifespan.
Note: polystyrene does dissolve fairly rapidly when put into contact with chlorinated or other hydrocarbon substances.