Polystyrene laser cutting 10
At BMTEC, you can have your polystyrene laser cut by experts. Usually, polystyrene (PS) is found in the form of foil or in thin plants. We do not fix polystyrene, but manipulate it without contact. We can laser cut your polystyrene up to a maximum thickness of 3 millimetres.
Polystyrene is a thermoplastic polymer. The material has many advantages as it lasts for years and is easy to recycle. It is also suitable for food supplements and it is very affordable. That is why, it is often used in products such as disposable cups. Polystyrene is not suitable for outdoor use because UV radiation breaks down the material. Polystyrene is stable, impact-resistant, rigid, shockproof and easy to clean.
PS is often expanded polystyrene (EPS). This material is also known as styrofoam. Styrofoam consists of polystyrene with the addition of CO² or pentane. Whether extruded polystyrene (XPS) is made from it, this is insulating polystyrene foam. We laser cut polystyrene in both forms: expanded polystyrene and extruded polystyrene (XPS).
Do you want to cut polystyrene? There are several ways to do that. In small quantity, it can be cut with a knife, for example. But do you have a large quantity or difficult shapes? Or do you want to be sure that the cutting is very accurate? Then, have your polystyrene laser cut. This way you will ensure that your plastic is cut very precisely. A laser beam is very accurate. BMTEC is ISO 9001:2015 certified, guaranteeing that the quality is perfect. In addition to polystyrene laser cutting, it is also possible to have polystyrene laser marked or laser engraved.
Summary of the properties of polystyrene:
- Heat resistant (up to a maximum of 120 °C. For a short period even up to 140 °C)
- Chemical resistant
- Impact resistant
- Suitable for the food industry
- High binding
- Easy to clean
The properties of polystyrene mean that it is often used in construction and in the food industry.