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Americas Styrenics STYRON™ 487 High-Impact Polystyrene Resin
Categories: Polymer; Thermoplastic; Polystyrene (PS); Polystyrene, Impact Modified

Material Notes: STYRON™ 487 is a high-impact polystyrene with an excellent balance of flow, toughness, stiffness and heat resistance. It has excellent deep draw characteristics and is appropriate for extrusion applications where stiffness and toughness combined with high contact clarity and trim-ability are important. STYRON™ 487 can also be used in injection molding situations.

Main Characteristics
  • Heat resistance
  • Toughness
  • Stiffness
  • Complies with U.S. FDA 21 CFR 177.1640

  • Packaging/Disposables
  • Appliances
  • Housewares
  • Extrusion
  • Thermoforming
  • Injection Molding

Information provided by Dow

Americas Styrenics was formed in 2008 as a joint venture between Dow Chemical and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. Styron was a Dow trade name before the JV formation.

Available Properties
  • Specific Gravity, ASTM D792
  • Linear Mold Shrinkage, ASTM D955
  • Melt Flow, ASTM D1238
  • Hardness, Rockwell R, ASTM D785
  • Tensile Strength, Ultimate, ASTM D638, 0.5 x 0.125 in. specimen; 0.2 in/min
  • Tensile Strength, Yield, ASTM D638, 0.5 x 0.125 in. specimen; 0.2 in/min
  • Elongation at Break, ASTM D638, 0.5 x 0.125 in. specimen; 0.2 in/min
  • Tensile Modulus, ASTM D638, 0.5 x 0.125 in. specimen; 0.2 in/min
  • Flexural Strength, ASTM D790, 0.05 in/min; 3-point
  • Flexural Modulus, ASTM D790, 0.05 in/min; 3-point
  • Izod Impact, Notched, ASTM D256, 0.5 x 0.125 in.
  • Izod Impact, Notched, ASTM D256, 0.5 x 0.125 in.
  • Gardner Impact, ASTM D3029
  • Deflection Temperature at 0.46 MPa (66 psi), ASTM D648, unannealed; injection molded
  • Deflection Temperature at 1.8 MPa (264 psi), ASTM D648, unannealed; injection molded
  • Vicat Softening Point, ASTM D1525-B, 120°C/hr, 1 kg
  • Flammability, UL94
  • FDA, See notes for details.
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Americas Styrenics LLC

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