IRPC and its subsidiaries produce polymer products under the brand POLIMAXX. As downstream petrochemical products, polymers are the feedstock for various plastic products. IRPC manufactures two groups of polymers. The polyolefins group comprises HDPE and PP, while the styrenics group includes ABS, PS, and EPS. Each polymer type possesses distinct properties and lends itself to different applications:
PP is widely used in several industries, including packaging, electronic appliances, automotive parts, and medical-grade equipment and apparatuses. IRPC produces PP Homopolymer, impact-resistant PP Block Copolymer, and extratransparent PP Random Copolymer. It also manufactures PP Compounds, which allow additive and color customization according to the needs of each industrial client.
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) IRPC’s HDPE is a high-density polyethylene product with in-line compounding. It is suitable for pipe extrusion, especially water supply pipes, electrical conduits, and drainage pipes. Moreover, IRPC has developed a special grade of HDPE for the production of solar farm pontoons, which require exceptional weather resistance.
IRPC produces two categories of PS based on its properties. General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS) offers transparency and hardness. It is easily molded but has low-impact strength and is thus commonly used to make products that require transparency and structural integrity, such as refrigerator shelves and other household appliances. High Impact Polystyrene, on the other hand, can withstand more impact than GPPS,
thanks to the addition of butadiene rubber. Both types of PS are compatible with injection molding and sheet extrusion.
Expandable Polystyrene (EPS)
IRPC mainly uses styrene monomer as feedstock for its EPS, with pentane as the blowing agent. The Company uses no ozone-depleting CFCs. EPS has the following uses:
IRPC produces many grades of ABS, each with its unique properties, such as high-impact and super high-impact resistance, high gloss, and high heat resistance. Compatible with injection molding and sheet extrusion, ABS is commonly made into products that require durability, finesse, and shine, such as parts for electronic appliances, internal and external automotive parts, household appliances, sanitaryware,and children’s toys. This is because ABS is strong, durable, and resistant to heat and high impact, exhibits good paint adhesion, and can withstand various chemicals and solvents, such as thinners. It also produces high gloss and can be made into many different vibrant colors or even plated with a metal.
Transparent, hard, strong, and tough, SAN (or AS) has higher thermal and chemical resistance than PS. It is commonly used to manufacture lenses for headlights and taillights, some parts of turn-signal lenses, household appliances such as sanitaryware, lighters and containers, as well as electrical appliances such as fan blades and blenders. In addition to the properties previously mentioned, SAN also produces glossy surfaces, has high rigidity, and is particularly resistant to shear force.