High Impact Polystyrene



 

 
 

 

HIPS is an aromatic polymer made from the aromatic monomer styrene, a liquid hydrocarbon that is commercially manufactured from petroleum by the chemical industry.  High Impact Polystyrene is one of the most widely used kinds of plastic.

HIPS can be transparent or coloured - smooth or textured.

What are the advantages of HIPS?

  • Simple processing.
  • Hi Gloss or Matt surfaces.
  • Rigid plastic and stable yet easy to work with.
  • Inexpensive in comparison to other sheet materials.
  • Can be made in clear or Compact Opaque colour.

What types of HIPS do we offer?

  • Clear HIPS.
  • Opaque HIPS 
  • Both can be made with or without a texture.

Which characteristics can be improved?

  • Visual appearance. Colour, Gloss level, Texture.
  • Various weather influence resistance (UV resistance).
  • Antistatic characteristics and electrical conductivity,
     

What applications are High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) especially suitable for?

HIPS is used extensively in the point of sale market.

Bath panels, in-store retail displays, disposable and returnable packaging, caravan interiors, refridgerator interior panels, covers and many more applications.

 

Delivery Programme:-

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Thermoforming Shrinkage?

0.7%
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Sheet Materials