Styrene is a unique thermoplastic used most commonly in displays, signage, and other commercial advertising applications. It is strong, stable, and highly resistant to impacts making it a favorite for displays in high traffic areas such as grocery stores and shopping malls. Compared to other more rigid plastics, styrene fabrication and styrene machining is a relatively simple process for styrene fabricators. It can be easily cut, drilled, pressed, or bent into shape making it a favorite for even crafters and DIY-ers. It can also be painted and/or glued with regular products you’ll find at any home improvement, hobby, or craft store. Because of its versatility and relatively low cost, it is also a favorite medium for scale model hobbyists.
Regarding styrene distribution and sales, styrene is typically sold in sheets or by the linear foot. Styrene plastic is available in a number of different colors and thicknesses. Machined edges, rounded edges, radius corners, and other add-ons are available as well for an additional cost. For more about styrene fabrication, contact the team at JC Finley.