HIPS boards

HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) is a modified formula of polystyrene (PS) with the admixture of polybutadiene. It is a lightweight material (with a density of 1.06 g/cm3) with a high impact strength, extremely susceptible to heat forming and which does not require pre-drying. These characteristics allow extrusion of even the most complex spatial forms. However, polybutadiene reduces the tearing strength, transparency and the durability and stability of shape at high temperatures. HIPS is recommended for indoor use. It is perfect for industry and advertising.

Applications

Industrial:

  • inner surfaces and housings of refrigerators and refrigerated counters (cooling HIPS)
  • Sun bed casing
  • Showroom manikins
  • Furniture (decorative HIPS)
  • Housings for electronics
  • Rigid packaging of industrial goods, i.e. cassettes, discs, jewellery cases, etc.
  • Shipping pallets
  • Draw pieces for plant seedlings, drawers and exclusive packaging (Flock)
  • Waste containers

Advertisement:

  • Promotional and advertisement tags, swing signs, presenters, etc.
  • Advertising gadgets, games and toys
  • Exhibition stands
  • Two-dimensional advertising boards
  • Light-boxes

Advantages

  • Lightweight
  • Ease of heat forming
  • Easy to machine
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good rigidity
  • High impact and cracking resistance
  • Wide colour pallet
  • Various surface finishes

Processing

  • Heat forming
  • Die cutting
  • Cutting
  • Drilling
  • Milling
  • Cementing
  • Guillotine and laser cutting
  • Offset printing and serigraphy
  • Solvent cementing
If you have any questions, contact us.
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