High Impact Styrene (HIPS) is an easily machined and fabricated impact-resistant, versatile, and economical plastic. HIPS is often the preferred material for low strength structural applications. Its excellent dimensional stability, affinity for paint, and glue make it an obvious choice for machining pre-production prototypes.
Preferred applications include countertop POP displays and indoor signs. Easily thermoformable; excellent for vacuum forming. Color options include white and black. Color is available on custom production. HIPS is an inexpensive thin gauge plastic used widely within the framing industry.
- Maintains strength in high-impact applications
- Can be painted
- Recyclable with good property retention
- Easily moldable
- FDA compliant grades
- Good dimensional stability
- Good gloss
- Low volatility