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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”

Physical Properties

UNITSASTM TEST
Tensile strength @ 73°F2,480 – 4,520 psiD638
Flexural modulus @ 73°F193,000 – 381,000 psiD790
Izod impact (notched)1.2 – 2.8 ft-lbs/in of notchD256
Heat deflection temp. @ 264 psi160° – 189° F (71° – 87° C)D648
Water absorption – 24 hours – 1/8″ thick0.036 – 0.11%D570
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion5.0E-5 to 5.1E-5 (in/in/°FD696

*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.

Suppliers / Brands

Spartech