High impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is an extruded sheet which is great anywhere high impact strength is required. HIPS is also easily machined and thermoformed.
Superior impact strength
Excellent thermoforming properties
High impact polystyrene is widely used as packaging (food, medical/pharmaceutical), signage & display items.
A comprehensive range of colours. Colour matching is available on request.
HIPS is available in a wide range of variants including food grade, stress crack resistant, UV stabilized, & ignition resistant.
The above information is based upon experience and given in good faith. Due to many factors, which are outside our knowledge and control, no warranty is given or is to be implied with respect to such information.
|Tensile strength||ISO 527||MPa||18|
|Flexural strength||ISO 178||MPa||40|
|izod notched impact strength||ISO 180||J/m2||100|
|Heat deflection temperature||ISO 75||°C||80|
|VICAT softening temperature||ISO 306||°C||88|
* Property evaluations on injection molded unpigmented material
** Density values vary with pigmentation
Sheets are produced from resins that are certified according to UL 94. Furthermore, several products have been tested according DIN 4102 (class B1 and B2), DIN 5510 (class S3, SR1 and SR 2, ST1 and ST2), BS 476 part 7 (class 1Y), NF P 92-501 (M2), CSE/75/A (class 1), CSE/RF/3/77 (class 1), UNE 23.727-90 (Class M.4). A list of products that have been tested and their respective classification. If information regarding classifications according to other standards is needed, it is often possible to retrieve information from our raw material suppliers.