Was Polystyrene a mistake or made by design ?

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Was Polystyrene a mistake or made by design ?
« on: 02/04/2008 18:06:32 »
Dear Plasticologists ?


See this box of fun ?

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Don't ewe just wannna jump in and play ?

Polystyrene is my all time favourite light weight packaging type protector plastic type thing !! (erhhm..it is a plastic yes ?)


It's such an unusual texture and makes a great flotation device too !...even better than me when I've had my annual bath and sheep dip shampoo !

Was Polystyrene invented by design ?.......did someone say " We need a light weight plastic thing that is great for all kind of things...." and did they then invent it...or was it  (like my youngest two brats)....an accident ?

I just don't know....do ewe ?....but I'd like to know !!



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« Reply #1 on: 02/04/2008 18:54:36 »
I don't know but it is quite squishable proof and certainly works well as a protective cushion in most cases!

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« Reply #2 on: 02/04/2008 20:53:46 »
They look like white wotsits!!!

I'm sure you know what wotsits are.. If you don't..



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« Reply #3 on: 03/04/2008 17:59:50 »
Ummmm Cheesity!

I don't know about polystyrene but potty putty was an accident. They were trying to make fake rubber and got that lovely farty stuff instead. I'll find out.
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« Reply #4 on: 03/04/2008 18:14:12 »
Ray McIntire invented Styrofoam for the Dow Chemical Co.. McIntire said his invention of foamed polystyrene was accidental. His invention came as he was trying to find a flexible electrical insulator around the time of World War II. Polystyrene, which already had been invented, was a good insulator but too brittle. McIntire tried to make a new rubber-like polymer by combining styrene with isobutylene, a volatile liquid, under pressure. The result was a foam polystyrene with bubble, 30 times lighter than regular polystyrene. source The Detroit News

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« Reply #5 on: 03/04/2008 21:00:55 »
Ummmm Cheesity!

I don't know about polystyrene but potty putty was an accident. They were trying to make fake rubber and got that lovely farty stuff instead. I'll find out.

LOL LOL.. I love them.. You take it out and put it back in. And.. *FAAARRTT*
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« Reply #6 on: 03/04/2008 21:08:24 »
Ray McIntire invented Styrofoam for the Dow Chemical Co.. McIntire said his invention of foamed polystyrene was accidental. His invention came as he was trying to find a flexible electrical insulator around the time of World War II. Polystyrene, which already had been invented, was a good insulator but too brittle. McIntire tried to make a new rubber-like polymer by combining styrene with isobutylene, a volatile liquid, under pressure. The result was a foam polystyrene with bubble, 30 times lighter than regular polystyrene. source The Detroit News

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Now here's a prime example of this site at work !!

....and it's a girly too !! [:o]

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« Reply #7 on: 03/04/2008 21:24:10 »
Now Neil..
What is so surprising about the fact that it was a girl?? [???] [:P]
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