Polystyrene is an aromatic polymer made from the styrene monomer and represents one of the most used plastic materials in the world. This is a thermoplastic material without a colour and is a solid and durable plastic with a certain level of flexibility. It can be recycled which means that it is eco-friendly. There are many ways in which manufacturers use polystyrene, but they can also be used for some more unusual reasons. We look at some of these below:
- Storing Frozen and Chilled Foods
This is probably the most frequent way in which people use polystyrene boxes of this kind. They just put the frozen/chilled foods they purchase from the local store in the boxes and maintain their temperature.
- Boxes for Hens
Of course, this doesn’t mean that polystyrene boxes are used only for this purpose. For instance, there are many people who use them as special nest boxes for their hens. Simply lay the box on the side and the hens will start using them as their nest. They provide ideal conditions for good nesting.
Another great thing about these boxes is the fact that they can be used as decoration too. For instance, you can paint them with acrylic paint and place them in any room you want. Unleash your creativity and experiment with the boxes you have.
- Hot Box
This is another advantage of polystyrene boxes related to meals. This time, you can use them to finish the cooking of your meal. Just put a straw in it and place your part cooked meal inside. This is a great way to finish the cooking in a natural way.
- Storing Biscuits
If you don’t want the biscuits to fill the room with their scent, you can store them in these boxes. Of course, you can store other scented/aromatic foods too.
Of course, from a commercial packaging point of view, temperature controlled polystyrene boxes are incredibly useful. Contact Vertapak now for more information.