What helps keep the coffee hot and the transportation materials safe? Styrofoam. However, this material has caused controversy in recent years for good reasons.kraft paper soup cup cup for hot soup It has proven to be very useful, but unfortunately, its use can bring complications to our planet and our health. Let's go back to the bottom of the question: Why are styrofoam coffee cups harmful to the environment? What is polystyrene foam?wholesale disposable ice cream cups "Polystyrene foam" is the registered trademark name of the Dow Chemical Company's building materials products. However, it is often used when talking about anything made of expanded polystyrene (EPS).
This includes packaging peanuts, egg cartons, foam packaging, building insulation materials and disposable coffee cups. How are styrofoam cups made? Like other plastics, polystyrene is a polymer; long repeating chains of monomers (small molecules). It is made from hydrocarbons such as benzene and ethylene and requires raw materials such as natural gas and petroleum. At the beginning of the manufacturing process, polystyrene was initially small, dense, hard beads.3oz mini paper coffee cups Using heat and steam, these beads are softened and expanded and eventually become larger, so the density decreases. In fact, if you look at a piece of polystyrene foam, you might actually be able to see these beads. To Like other plastics, polystyrene can be thermoformed, molded or extruded into a variety of different shapes and sizes. After cooling, polystyrene has multiple lightweight, expanded cells that can be used... (More)