LyondellBasell is the world's largest supplier of styrene monomer (SM) to the merchant market.
Benefits and Applications
SM is used to make a variety of products, from expandable foam to higher end engineering plastics. End uses of styrene include food packaging, cabinets for electronics, CD holders, paper coatings, boat hulls and interior automotive components. In the construction industry, it is used to produce pipe products, tanks, lighting fixtures, insulation, and various corrosion resistant and rubber products.
Storage and Handling
Information on the safe handling and storage of styrene can be found on the website of the Styrene Producers Association, an industry sector of the European Chemistry Industry Council (CEFIC).