Polystyrene High Impact

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 machining pre-production prototypes since it has excellent dimensional stability and is easy to fabricate, paint and glue. The following physical property information is based on typical values of the base high impact polystyrene resin.

Advantages of HIPS:

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

Applications Include:

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

Product features

  • Water Absorption: 0.2%
  • Dielectric Strength: 1350 volts per meter
  • Flammability Rating (UL94 Rating): HB
  • Toughness (Rockwell Scale): NULL
  • Izod Impact Strength: 2.8