Recent Developments Encouraging For The Re-Examination Of Styrene’s Designated Status

Industry Continues To Press Styrene Issue
By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | June 2012, Vol. 67 No. 6
Image: Bill Abbott

Cured-in-place-pipe technology was introduced more than 40 years ago and has developed into a billion dollar industry that provides municipalities and private companies an environmentally sound means to rehabilitate failing underground pipeline infrastructure at typically lower costs than traditional replacement techniques. Even though CIPP consumes millions of pounds of styrene per year, it is estimated to represent about five percent of the styrene used for composite manufacturing which is only about 0.5 percent of the total styrene used in North America.


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