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HIPS

High Impact Polystyrene

HIPS is a great point of sale and packaging material because of its light weight, rigidity, impact strength and of course its high gloss surface. HIPS can be vacuum formed, it is printer friendly and is low cost. HIPS comes in black and white.

Applications

HIPS is a great point of sale and packaging material because of its light weight, rigidity, impact strength and of course its high gloss surface. HIPS can be vacuum formed, it is printer friendly and is low cost. HIPS comes in black and white.

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Colours shown above are just representations of a particular colour and aren’t necessarily the finished plastic colour. Lighting conditions, monitor calibration and variances in the plastic colour processing can impact the colour of a given material. For more information on colour availability please contact us.

gauge
Ava.
gauge
Ava.
gauge
Ava.
0.5MM
4.5MM
18MM
1MM
6MM
20MM
1.5MM
8MM
25MM
2MM
10MM
30MM
3MM
12MM
40MM
4MM
15MM
Property
Value
Unit
Mechanical
Tensile Strength
26-48
MPa
Flexural Strength
20-82
MPa
Shear Strength
730-1050
MPa
Impact Strength
4
J/m
Hardness
D785
M or R
Thermal
Working Temperature
85
°C
Vacuum Forming Temperature
149
°C
Thermal Expansion
1.9
10^-5/°C
Vicat Softening Temperature
97
°C
Miscellaneous
Specific Gravity
1.06
g/cm³
Water Absorption
0.05-0.6
% in 24 hr
Light Transmission
35-57
%
Dielectric Strength
300-600
Volts/Mil
Surface Energy
34
Dynes/cm


The information in the above data table is provided for educational purposes only in good faith and should only be used as a guide. As sheet material comes in a wide variety of grades, colours, textures and can contain different chemical properties, the figures only represent a typical insight into the specifications of the material. Information has been collated from a variety of sources. For more information on these figures and other properties please contact us.

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