11 September 2012 11:11 [Source: ICIS news]
Domestic shipments of PS paper in August showed a 0.9% increase from the same period a year earlier, according to data from the Japan Foamed Polystyrene Sheet Industry Association (JASFA).
Domestic shipments for roll trays rose by 4.5% month on month to 3,510 tonnes in August, but decreased by 5.9% from August 2011, the data showed.
The country shipped 2,370 tonnes of PS laminated bowls in August, a 4.9% increase from July and up by 5.3% from the year before, according to the association.
PS paper is primarily used for packaging food products such as fresh seafood and meat, as well as bowls for instant noodles.
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