Japan’s domestic foamed PS shipments up 7.1% in September

11 October 2012 13:36  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s domestic shipments of foamed polystyrene (PS), or PS paper, increased by 7.1% to 2,880 tonnes in September from the previous month, reflecting increased demand for roll trays and laminated bowls, official data from an industry association showed on Thursday.

This is, however, a 10% decrease from the same time a year earlier, according to the Japan Foamed Polystyrene Sheet Industry Association (JASFA).

Domestic shipments for roll trays rose by 6% month on month to 3,720 tonnes, and increased by 3% year on year, the data showed.

The country shipped 2,540 tonnes of laminated PS bowls in September, up by 7.2% month on month, and down by 10% year on year, based on the statistics.

PS paper is primarily used for packaging food products such as fresh seafood and meat, as well as making bowls for instant noodles.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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