HIGH IMPACT POLYSTYRENE
WHAT IS HIPS ?
High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is a versatile, economical and impact-resistant plastic that is easy to machine and fabricate. HIPS is often specified for low strength structural applications when impact resistance, machinability, and low cost are required. It is frequently used machining pre-production prototypes since it has excellent dimensional stability and is easy to fabricate, paint, and glue.
WHAT IS THE USE OF HIPS ?
As opposed to General Purpose Polystyrene, the High Impact Polystyrene contains rubber and is used in the making of products that must be impact resistant and the transparency is less than with GPPS. The material has a standard flow, is glossy but less than GPPS, is crack resistant and is used in injection moulding. Applications include that of sheets for freezers.
- Consumer products: Appliance components, toy, TV and audio-visual equipment parts, recording tape cassettes, bicycle trailer, toys
- Automotive industry: Instrument panels and fittings, gasoline tanks
- Food Services: Hot and cold drinking cups
- Office Products: Computer Housings
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