HIPS Resin targets food service packaging industry.

Press Release Summary:

Created for packaging applications where high-impact polystyrene is blended with unmodified polystyrene, Styrolution(TM) PS 6220 features high-gloss properties that can help eliminate need for co-extruded gloss layer. Product can be blended with general purpose polystyrene to customize toughness and stiffness properties based on application.

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Styrolution Premieres New High-Impact Polystyrene Resin at the 2012 International Plastics Showcase

Superior cost-saving blending resin product set to debut

CHANNAHON, Ill., -- Styrolution -- the leading global styrenics supplier -- will launch its new high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) called Styrolution(TM) PS 6220, created specifically for its customers in the food service packaging industry, at the 2012 International Plastics Showcase in Orlando, which runs from April 2-5.

The new productis a cost-effective blending resin product created for packaging applications where HIPS is blended with unmodified polystyrene. It can be blended with general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) to customize toughness and stiffness properties based on application.

Styrolution(TM) PS 6220 offers customers simplicity in extrusion, since its high gloss properties can help eliminate the need for a co-extruded gloss layer. It also offers a high level of toughness when compared to most standard HIPS extrusion and molding grades.

If you'd like to learn more about this new product, you can stop by our booth 13005 at NPE2012 or email us at: Info_North_America@styrolution.com.

Styrolution is the leading global styrenics supplier with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, copolymers, and ABS. As a joint venture of BASF and INEOS, Styrolution combines the key styrenics assets of two of the biggest chemical companies in the world -- with more than 70 years of experience, complementary competencies and portfolios. Styrolution strives to serve the success of its customers by offering them the best possible solution, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. The company provides styrenics applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including automotive, electrical/electronics, building and construction, household appliances, toys/sports/leisure, packaging, healthcare and diagnostics. In 2010, pro forma combined sales were at 6.4 billion euros, resulting in an EBITDA before exceptionals of 407 million euros. Styrolution employs about 3,400 people and operates 17 production sites in ten countries. For further information please visit www.styrolution.com.

CONTACT: Susan Jackson, Communications Manager, Styrolution America LLC, +1-724-575-2732, susan.jackson@basf.com; or Jeremy Whittaker, Global Manager Public Relations, Styrolution Group GmbH, +49-621-60-73094, jeremy.whittaker@styrolution.com

Web Site: www.styrolution.com

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