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Polystyrene and Styrene Copolymers

  1. Jürgen Maul1,
  2. Bruce G. Frushour2,
  3. Jeffrey R. Kontoff2,
  4. Herbert Eichenauer3,
  5. Karl-Heinz Ott3,
  6. Christian Schade4

Published Online: 15 JUL 2007

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.a21_615.pub2

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

Maul, J., Frushour, B. G., Kontoff, J. R., Eichenauer, H., Ott, K.-H. and Schade, C. 2007. Polystyrene and Styrene Copolymers. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hüls AG, Marl, Germany

  2. 2

    Monsanto Chemical Company, Springfield, MA 01150, United States

  3. 3

    Bayer AG, Dormagen, Germany

  4. 4

    BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2007

Abstract

The article contains sections titled:

1.Polystyrene
1.1.Introduction
1.2.Production
1.2.1.Bulk Polymerization
1.2.2.Suspension Polymerization
1.3.Properties
1.3.1.Chemical Properties
1.3.2.Physical and Processing Properties
1.4.Processing and Uses
1.5.Quality Specifications
1.6.Storage and Transportation
1.7.Recycling
1.8.Environmental Aspects
2.Styrene – Acrylonitrile (SAN) Copolymers
2.1.Production
2.2.Properties
2.3.Processing
2.4.Uses and Economic Aspects
2.5.Blending of SAN
3.Barrier Resins
4.Other Copolymers
4.1.α-Methylstyrene – Acrylonitrile Copolymers
4.2.Styrene – Methyl Methacrylate Copolymers
4.3.Styrene – Maleic Anhydride Copolymers
4.4.Styrene – Maleimide Copolymers
4.5.Styrene – Acrylate Copolymers
5.Acrylonitrile – Butadiene – Styrene (ABS) Polymers
5.1.Definition and Structure
5.1.1.Historical Aspects
5.1.2.Structural Principles
5.1.3.Synthesis of the Two-Phase Structure
5.1.4.Properties of the Resin Matrix
5.2.Structure – Property Relationships
5.3.Production of ABS Polymers
5.3.1.ABS Production by Emulsion Polymerization
5.3.2.Production of the Matrix Copolymer
5.3.3.ABS Production by Bulk Polymerization
5.3.4.Process Combinations
5.3.5.Other Processes
5.3.6.Additives
5.4.Quality Assurance and Standardization
5.5.Properties
5.6.Special Product Modifications
5.7.Legal Aspects
5.8.Storage and Transportation
5.9.Uses
5.10.Economic Aspects
5.11.Recycling
5.12.ABS-Analogous Systems
5.12.1.ASA, AES, and ACS Polymers
5.12.2.MBS and MABS Polymers
5.13.ABS Blends