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Raw Material Costs Impacting the Plastic Packaging Industry Projected to Further Increase

Posted by Alpha Rho on 3/9/17 11:23 AM

 

Extended Outages at AmSty and SABIC Causing Styrene Spot Price Increases

 

Manufacturers of plastic packaging have been faced with a dramatic increase in the price of polystyrene since the fourth quarter of 2016, which achieved an all-time high in February. Price increases over the past few months have included a 5 cents per pound increase in December, an 8 cent increase in February, and most recently a 15 cents per pound increase in March.

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Topics: general-purpose polystyrene, plastic packaging



How Is General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) Different from High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)?

Posted by Alpha Rho on 10/21/16 9:52 AM


How Well Do You Know Your Polystyrene Plastic Boxes?

 

Inquiring about the different types of plastics is as good as asking how many varieties of cheese are out there. Well, essentially there is American, Swiss, cheddar, and mozzarella but then, there’s also Gouda, Monterey Jack, Gorgonzola, feta, Gruyere, and so on and so forth! You get the problem, right?

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Topics: general-purpose polystyrene



Are All Polystyrene Plastic Boxes Recyclable?

Posted by Alpha Rho on 6/28/16 2:44 PM

The Quick Answer to Recycling Rigid Plastic Boxes: Yes!

 

Can we recycle polystyrene products? We are often asked this question. The quick answer is: yes. Polystyrene plastic is used for a vast amount of household and business needs, and you can recycle the types of rigid plastic boxes that we produce at Alpha Rho. At Alpha Rho, we work with general-purpose polystyrene to produce our large assortment of rigid plastic boxes—the kind of plastic that is easily recyclable and that we recycle internally as well. More about that further in this discussion.

The questions about recycling polystyrene are ones that concern the public, as there have been issues surrounding it.

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Topics: polystyrene rigid plastic boxes, general-purpose polystyrene, rigid plastic boxes, polystyrene plastic boxes



Rigid Plastic Boxes Made of Polystyrene

Posted by Alpha Rho on 6/9/16 10:30 AM

The Clear Choice with Alpha Rho

 

Your life, in many ways, actually may depend on it. At the very least, it is a material you’ve come to count on in vast and varied ways. Food storage (think quick take-out during a hectic day), organizing supplies (what a mess without ‘em!), candy boxes (a sweet gift for your sweetie?), or a lightweight enclosure to drop in your backpack (with first-aid supplies as you hike the Appalachian Trail). Polystyrene is also used in everyday items like blow dryers, children’s toys, office supplies … the list goes on. Convenient, lightweight, inexpensive, versatile—there are virtually no areas of our lives that polystyrene plastic has not touched.

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Topics: polystyrene rigid plastic boxes, general-purpose polystyrene, rigid plastic boxes, polystyrene