Amari Plastics | HIPS


High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is a polystyrene sheet with added impact resistance. It is one of the most tolerant materials available for thermoforming applications, possessing a wide heat forming temperature window. It is versatile, lightweight and inexpensive.

Processing instructions for ABS

HIPS can be easily screen or UV digitally printed and is widely used for displays either in 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional parts. Due to its ease of thermoforming and heat bending, HIPS is often used for internal displays.

We would not recommend HIPS for external applications.

HIPS can be, dependent on thickness, cut by hand, guillotined, sawn with jigsaws, circular saws or flatbed saws.

Gluing can be achieved and we would recommend you discuss with your local Amari sales office for the most compatible adhesive.

Properties & advantages at a glance
  • Good impact resistance
  • Rubber additive can be added to improve durability
  • Inexpensive
  • Moisture absorption is usually not a problem and pre-drying is rarely required
  • Suitable for single or two sided applications
  • Tough and rigid- easy to fabricate and mould
  • Good printing quality- consistent and easily printed matt surface
HIPS offer:
Interior Use
Screen Printable
UV Digitally Printable
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