HIPS is a low cost plastic material that is easy to machine and fabricate
HIPS is often specified for low strength structural applications when impact resistance, machinability, and low cost are required
It is frequently used in machining pre-production prototypes since it has excellent dimensional stability and is easy to fabricate, paint, and glue
Natural (translucent white) HIPS is FDA compliant for use in food processing applications
The following physical property information is based on typical values of the base high impact polystyrene resin
High impact strength and flexural modulus
Provides excellent forming detail, rigidity, and gloss
May be obtained from co-extrusion
Extremely versatile in nearly all thermoforming operations from high volume, multi-station rotary machines to single and shuttle presses
Forming temperatures of approximately 275°F - 350°F
If proper procedures are followed, it can be sawed, drilled, routed, punched, or die-cut with conventional tooling
Machined prototypes
Low-strength structural components
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