Styrene

Also known as HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene). HIPS is an amorphous thermoplastic material, used in lower heat applications.

Styrene

Also known as HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene). HIPS is an amorphous thermoplastic material, used in lower heat applications.
HIPS is a versatile cost-effective material engineered from tough polystyrene resins. It is often specified for low strength structural applications when impact resistance, machinability, and low cost are required. It has excellent dimensional stability and is easy to fabricate – it can be guillotine cut, die-cut punched, and also painted and glued, properties that make it a popular option for machining pre-production prototypes. Natural (translucent white) HIPS is FDA compliant for use in food processing applications.
High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) can be assembled with mechanical fasteners, solvents, or adhesives. Printable grades of polystyrene can be decorated using a variety of printing methods including offset lithography, screen-printing, and digital printing. It is also used as a substrate to mount graphics such as plotter vinyl/films. Polymershapes proudly offers styrene from industry-leading manufacturers, such as Primex, producers of Impax, DIGI-HIPS™, TearTuf, and more!

FDA Regulated

Safe to use in applications where it becomes in contact with food. it is non-toxic and odourless.

Low Cost

HIPS is ideal for sign and display production due to its lower cost and it contains many properties desired by lithographic, screen and digital printers.

Multi Use

Used most commonly in food applications, low strength structural applications and the machining of pre-production prototypes.

DIGI-HIPS® Documentation

  • High impact strength
  • Can be printed using Digital, Screen, Flexo, and Litho inks
  • Fabricates well – can be guillotine cut, die-cut, punched and formed
  • Easy to Thermoform
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Fully recyclable with minimal loss of properties
  • FDA approved with 100% virgin resin
  • Printing/Graphics
  • POP/Display
  • Tooling
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).

 

Color: Dead-white, Black, Natural, Corona treated, Custom Colors available

Textures:Matte, Smooth

Grades: Digital and screen grade

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

Custom sizes available

  • High impact strength
  • Can be printed using Digital, Screen, Flexo, and Litho inks
  • Fabricates well – can be guillotine cut, die-cut, punched and formed
  • Easy to Thermoform
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Fully recyclable with minimal loss of properties
  • FDA approved with 100% virgin resin
  • Printing/Graphics
  • POP/Display
  • Tooling
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).

 

Color: Dead-white, Black, Natural, Corona treated, Custom Colors available

Textures:Matte, Smooth

Grades: Digital and screen grade

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

Custom sizes available

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