10 July 2012 12:04 [Source: ICIS news]
This reflected an increase in demand for roll trays, based on the data from the Japan Foamed Polystyrene Sheet Industry Association (JASFA).
On a year-on-year comparison, the country’s domestic shipments of PSP fell by 4.1% in June, the statistics showed.
Among the total, domestic shipments of PSP for roll trays were up by 13% month on month to 3,690 tonnes in June, but fell by 8.9% year on year, according to the association.
The country shipped 2,130 tonnes of laminated PS bowls in June, a 4.5% decrease from May and a 7.4% decrease from June 2011, the data showed.
PSP is primarily used for packaging food products such as fresh seafood and meat, as well as bowls for instant noodles.
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