How to Cut Styrofoam?

Answer Cutting Styrofoam (polystyrene foam) can be a challenge because the material breaks easily, resulting in uneven edges. Use these tips to cut Styrofoam into pieces with smooth, even edges.

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Why is Styrofoam bad?

Styrofoam is a trademarked brand of expanded polystyrene foam, which Dow Chemical Company developed. Since its rise to popularity in the 1970s, many people have condemned the use of expanded polyst... Read More »

How is styrofoam manufactured?

Styrofoam is a polymer chain made of the chemical styrene. The polymer is expanded by adding a solvent and applying heat. Expanded beads are reheated and molded to their final shape.Chemical BasisS... Read More »

Is Styrofoam flammable?

Styrofoam is made from a plastic called polystyrene. Polystyrene is made from petroleum and is highly flammable. Burning Styrofoam produces a toxic gas called styrene which can have an effect on th... Read More »

Styrofoam Vs. Plastic?

Styrofoam and plastic are competitors in a few areas, one of which is the disposable dish market. Plastic and Styrofoam are both used to make these products, but neither is beneficial to the enviro... Read More »