High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
“HIPS” sheet is a co-extruded thermoplastic, produced from Styrene monomers and various impact modifiers. Its high gloss surface and excellent forming characteristics make it the ideal choice for vacuum forming, packaging and screen printing applications.
Although Styrene is available in general purpose grades and various other blends, this data sheet refers to an impact modified grade which is commonly referred to as “HIPS”. HIPS is available in a variety of standard sheet sizes and thicknesses, with an option of special run to size configurations available, which are subject to minimum order quantities.
Colours & Finishes:
Ex stock colours include black and white in a standard finish of high gloss one side and matt the other. Special colours, surface finishes and UV additives are available, which again, are subject to a minimum order quantities.
- Excellent thermoforming characteristics.
- Good impact strength.
- FDA approved – food safe.
- Good rigidity and low temperature toughness.
- Excellent printability
Graphic Arts: Indoor directional signs
Shelf talkers / Book marks / Pot plant ID tags.
Packaging: Cutlery trays / Take away food containers / Margarine tubs / Cups and lids.
Promotional: Point of purchase displays
Moulded face masks / Decorated mobiles.