It is ubiquitous for polystyrene to be used as a packaging material.
In automotive manufacturing plants, expensive parts are transported between production lines in polystyrene boxes.
Polystyrene is cheap and easy to shape for a fitted finish; however, polystyrene is prone to one major drawback… deterioration!
Light impact causes polystyrene to break and crumble. Within a production plant, polystyrene boxes are frequently replaced. The high rate of new boxes is costly and causes a large amount of waste product that would have to go to landfill.
An automotive production plant in Mexico was looking for a solution to increase the longevity and durability of the boxes.
LINE-X provided their hybrid-polyurea (XS-100) as a durable, impact-resistant coating to increase the lifespan of the boxes and significantly reduce the amount of polystyrene waste.
The new polystyrene boxes with LINE-X protection provide a durable container for expense catalysts to be transported between the internal production process, without the need for frequent disposal of the protective packaging.