Styrene monomer is a inhibited, aromatic hydrocarbon which, under normal conditions, is a clear, colourless, yellowish flammable liquid. It is relatively insoluble in water. It is a used and recommended thinner for polyester resins and gel coats. Gel coats are typically thinned 2-5% to make them thin enough to spray.
Uses and Applications:
Styrene is used to manufacture polymers. The polymers are used in the production of plastics such as: polystyrene (PS), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS); rubber, such as: styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), styrene-butadiene latex, styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS), styrene-ethylene/butylene-styrene (S-EB-S), styrene-divinylbenzene(S-DVB), and unsaturated polyesters.