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HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene

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High impact polystyrene (HIPS) is a low cost, tough plastic material that can be assembled with mechanical fasteners, solvents, or adhesives. It has unique qualities of strength, hygiene, visual appearance, and ability to retain heat, while also not...
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High impact polystyrene (HIPS) is a low cost, tough plastic material that can be assembled with mechanical fasteners, solvents, or adhesives. It has unique qualities of strength, hygiene, visual appearance, and ability to retain heat, while also not deforming because of general warm water application.

Advantages of HIPS:

  • Good impact resistance
  • Excellent machinabilitycomponents
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Excellent aesthetic qualities
  • Easy to paint and glue
  • Low cost

Applications Include:

  • Machined prototypes
  • Low-strength structural
  • Housings
  • Covers

Material Specifications:

 Product

Colour

Sheet

     Thickness
(mm)
 Dimensions
(mm)
High Impact
Polystyrene
Black, White
0.25 - 3 1370 X 760


** Cut to Size available for this product **

Physical Properties:

Max Continuous Operating Temp: °C 60 - 80
Tensile Strength: N/mm2 2.20 - 2.70
Impact Resistance Charpy Notched: KJ/m² 10 - 20
Density g/cm3 1.03 - 1.06
Co-efficient of thermal expansion: m/(m.k) x 10¯6 80