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In 1831, French chemist Bonastr during dry distillation styrax made from sweet balm eastern eucalyptus (Liquidambar orientalis) singularized an unknown colorless lighter than water, with a characteristic sweet smelling. By the right of the discoverer Bonastr gaved a name to a new substance – it was styrene (in French - styréne). In 1839, German chemist Eduard Simon tried to distill styrene by heating the air, accidentally discovered that it was irreversibly transformed into a viscous syrup. Simon haven’t found the explanation of this phenomenon, but the regard of receiving polystyrene was attributed to him - the first high-molecular compound synthesized by man, in the same year although the inability to heat the distillation of styrene Simenon had pointed also. In 1845, Englishman Blyth and German Hoffmann interested in styrene, they found that in a long curing even without oxygen access in condition of room temperature, styrene changing a gel-like compound, called by them as metastyrol. In 1867, the French chemist Marcellin Berthelot called such styrene densification as polymerization, and its structure was first accurately set in 1911-1913 by russian scientist I. I. Ostromyslensky. The first industrial polymers were obtained under conditions in which there were no thermodynamic limitations of participating reagents, so the polystyrene was synthesized in about 100 years before the discovery of the thermodynamic theory of polymerization.
A method of producing styrofoam was first patented in 1928 and it’s manufacturing had started in 1937. Since then styrofoam production is developing and improving. Because of differences in the formation of national chemical industry in the different countries the preference is giving from one way of producing to another.
For more than 40 years foamed polystyrene is actively used for facades insulation as part of the facade thermal insulation composite systems with external plaster layer (short ETICS , WDVS (in German). Using such systems initially received a wide distribution in Germany, Austria, Poland, and Italy, where such systems are able to reduce significantly the energy consumption for heating buildings.
Inferior polystyrene, type ПСБ. In fracture - polyhedron of the same size is firmly connected to each other, sometimes the fault passes through the plane of the section of the polyhedron.
Poor quality polystyrene type ПСБ. In a break - round balls of varying sizes. Rift is on the contact area between it. Wide used as thermal insulation and acoustic insulation in construction, instrumentation, as industrial and consumer packaging.
History of the company
Our company has come a long way to study the market with expanded polystyrene as long as 17 years ago it began to work with European manufacturers of finished products of expanded polystyrene. We decided to go by the European system of business organization, which is based on the quality, stability and diplomacy.
We are working on high-tech and reliable European equipment with sustained production cycle. Our factory has a full production cycle, which makes us totally independent of external factors and achieves good results.
TM "SІM'YA" is represented in almost all regions of Ukraine, a broad dealers network is developed. TM "SІM'YA" is presented in such countries as Georgia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Republic of Moldova, Pridnestrovkaya Moldavian Republic.
Our products are a major competitor in the market of Ukraine and abroad for such Italian, German and Russian products.