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High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS): Techno Brief

This technology brief is all about High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). It includes their strengths & limitations, processing guidelines, properties and applications.

High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)


High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is an economical and versatile plastic. It shows good impact resistance, dimensional stability and can be easily molded. High Impact Polystyrene is glossy in nature and easily processable. It can be easily painted thanks to its amorphous structure.


High Impact Polystyrene

High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is majorly used in applications where flexibility, impact resistance, easy machinability, and low cost are required. Being shatterproof it is extensively used in product packaging applications. The below mentioned High Impact Polystyrene advantages have made it a thermoplastic of choice in automotive, electrical and electronics, household and consumer products and other applications.

High Impact Polystyrene Advantages & Disadvantages

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