High Impact Polystyrene Sheet (HIPS) is a lightweight, cost-effective and terrifically versatile material which is highly receptive to thermoforming and printing. High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is a rubber modified version of General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS). It exhibits much higher impact strength and in sheet form is easily fabricated and vacuum formed. It is very versatile material and provides a cost effective route to the production of parts for many industrial sectors.
Typical examples of suitable applications are Point of Sale displays, handling trays, in-store promotional signs, model making, bespoke enclosures and housings, packaging, tile moulds and many other diverse applications.
Often used to create portable and high quality signage, it is also a popular choice of material for the fabrication of prototypes in a number of industries. Benefitting from up to seven times the impact strength of general purpose polystyrene, HIPS sheet produces highly durable finished products and white high impact polystyrene is also FDA approved for food contact.
HIPS sheet is unmatched in its high performance combination of versatility, dimensional stability and ability to accommodate printing and painting; it is very easy to see why it is such a popular and widely used material.
High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) offers a consistent, easily printed matte surface for either one or two sided printing applications. This polystyrene product, available in HIPS sheet or roll stock form, is especially suitable for Lithographic or Flexographic printing of displays, POP graphics, signs, translights, tags and cards.
High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is perfect to be formed for demanding end-use applications in the food, dairy, and medical packaging industries. The properties ensure compliance with strict food and medical regulations. HIPS sheets (also available in roll stock form) are especially suitable for form-fill-seal, thermoforming and die cutting applications. HIPS sheets low residual volatile make it particularly useful in packaging for taste-and-odor-sensitive products.