Styrene monomer is a substance that is often created by oil and gas companies for a variety of uses. This substance ranges from clear to yellowish in color and is oily in nature. Because of the makeup of this product, it is extremely flammable, which makes proper storage essential. This is why we make sure we store this product in special carbon steel tanks that keep the temperature under control. Due to the low flashpoint of this substance, it is ideally stored at 10 to 11 degrees Celsius.
When it comes to its uses, styrene monomer is just a part of the equation. It is used to create styrene homopolymers and copolymers to manufacture into other products, including transparent disposable containers, blocks for insulation and vegetable and fruit boxes. Rubber can also be added to polystyrene to use in dairy product production processes, as well as in packaging materials and sheeting. This strong combination of substances makes it ideal for packaging for the protection of the products that are stored within them.
Because styrene monomer is a volatile and flammable substance, it is important to make sure you exercise the proper precautions through the process. We deal with this substance on a daily basis, which means we know how to handle it safely. Once we ship out your product, it is up to you to take the proper precautions yourself. Avoiding contact with the skin and eyes, as well as the possibility of breathing it in, is critical. You must also be sure you store it in the proper conditions to avoid a fire or an adverse reaction with other substances.