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High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)

HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene), also known as PS (Polystyrene), is an amorphous thermoplastic material, used in lower heat applications. It is categorized as a standard material, and offers ease of processing, high impact strength, and stiffness.

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<p>High impact strength</p>

High impact strength

<p>Can be printed using Digital, Screen, Flexo, and Litho inks</p>

Can be printed using Digital, Screen, Flexo, and Litho inks

<p>Fabricates well – can be guillotine cut, die-cut, punched and formed</p>

Fabricates well – can be guillotine cut, die-cut, punched and formed

<p>Easy to Thermoform</p>

Easy to Thermoform

<p>Good dimensional stability</p>

Good dimensional stability

<p>Fully recyclable with minimal loss of properties</p>

Fully recyclable with minimal loss of properties

FDA approved with 100% virgin resin

Product Options

Colors

Dead-white, Black, Natural, Corona treated (Custom colors available) available in matte and smooth textures

Grades
  • Digital
  • Screen grade
Sizes
Shape
Sizes

Dimensions: 48” x 96” up to 50” x 99”, custom up to 114″ wide
Thickness: 0.020” up to 0.250”

Suppliers / Brands

DIGI-HIPS®
Spartech

Physical Properties

Units ASTM Test High Impact Polystyrene
Tensile strength @ break @ 73°F psi D638 2,480 – 4,520 psi
Flexural modulus @ 73°F psi D790 193,000 – 381,000 psi
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D256 1.2 – 2.8 ft-lbs/in of notch
Water absorption @ 73°F – 24 hours % D570 0.036 – 0.11%
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE) (in/in F) D696 5.0E-5 to 5.1E-5 (in/in/°F
Heat deflection temp. @ 264 psi 160° – 189° F (71° – 87° C) D648 160° – 189° F (71° – 87° C)

* Technical Data is provided courtesy of UL Prospector (www.ulprospector.com) and IAPD (www.IAPD.org).

Data is to be considered representative and is provided for guidance only. All product performance must be verified by the user under actual application conditions.