07 November 2011
07 November 2011
The Styrene Information and Research Center has launched a new website – www.YouKnowStyrene.org – designed to serve as a reliable, one-stop source of information on styrene and styrene-based products for consumers, educators, the media, industry employees and communities.
According to SIRC, key sections of YouKnowStyrene.org cover:
The homepage features colourful, revolving images of styrene-based product uses, including ballistic panels for military vehicles and buildings, bike helmets and other safety products for children, and Hollywood movie sets. Each sub-page also tells an illustrated short story of little-known styrene facts. For example, SIRC say that when you taste a cinnamon bun or strawberry shortcake, you are enjoying the sweetness of naturally occurring styrene, and that you can experience Stonehenge in southwestern Virginia, where you will find “Foamhenge,” fabricated from polystyrene?
“Those are just two of 14 fascinating tales that, along with the entire website, help tell the whole story about styrene and styrene-based products, which in many respects has been missing until now,” said SIRC Executive Director Jack Snyder. “Our goal was to make YouKnowStyrene.org a place where everyone can go to get the facts, presented in an interesting and user-friendly manner. We hope we have achieved our goal, and we welcome any feedback.”
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