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ˈstaɪ rəˌfoʊmsty·ro·foam

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  1. Styrofoamnoun

    a light resilient foam of polystyrene


  1. styrofoamnoun

    Expanded polystyrene foam, such as is used in cups and packaging


  1. styrofoam

    Styrofoam is a type of polystyrene foam that is primarily used for insulation, packaging materials, and disposable food containers. It is a lightweight, water-resistant, and durable material, known for its excellent buoyancy and insulation properties. The term Styrofoam is actually a brand name owned by The Dow Chemical Company for a type of extruded polystyrene. However, it has become a generic term used to refer to any type of expanded polystyrene foam. It's not biodegradable and comes under criticism for its environmental impact.


  1. Styrofoam

    Styrofoam is a trademarked brand of closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam currently made for thermal insulation and craft applications. It is owned and manufactured by The Dow Chemical Company. In the United States and Canada, the word styrofoam refers to expanded polystyrene foam, such as disposable coffee cups, coolers, or cushioning material in packaging, which are typically white and are made of expanded polystyrene beads. This is a different material from the extruded polystyrene used for Styrofoam insulation. The polystyrene foam used for craft applications, which can be identified by its roughness and by the fact that it "crunches" when cut, is moderately soluble in many organic solvents, cyanoacrylate, and the propellants and solvents of spray paint, and is not specifically identified as expanded or extruded. Another tradename for expanded polystyrene is thermacol, originated by BASF.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Styrofoam in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Styrofoam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Michael Miranda:

    It gets pinched, very much like Styrofoam, and that’s the impaction injury that she has.

  2. Justin Trudeau:

    To be honest, as a dad, it's tough trying to explain this to my kids. How do you explain dead whales washing up on beaches around the world, their stomachs jam-packed with plastic bags? as parents we're at a point when we take our kids to the beach and we have to search out a patch of sand that isn't littered with straws, Styrofoam or bottles. That's a problem, one that we have to do something about.

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