Our customers’ success and satisfaction are what drive Advanced Plastiform, Inc. to excel to the top of the plastics manufacturing industry. in order to stay at the top, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with a wide selection of quality thermoplastic materials from which to create their products. High impact polystyrene, also known as HIPS, is a facile thermoplastic that API can use to manufacture your product cost-effectively and on time.
What is HIPS?
High impact polystyrene is one of three forms of polystyrene. Its siblings, general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) are useful as clear polymers or foam, lightweight polymers. HIPS loses the ability to be clear but gains high impact strength.
HIPS is a versatile polymer as it can withstand heavy impact, is easily manufactured, and is economical to produce. Its versatility makes it very useful for both thermoforming and injection molding.
Despite being strong against impacts, HIPS is also fairly easy to mold into the form that you want. This makes it great for many products and applications.
Products That Can Be Made of High Impact Polystyrene
Lightweight and inexpensive, HIPS is another easy-to-fabricate thermoplastic often used in thermoformed parts manufactured for food packaging, FDA compliance, housings, and covers. HIPS doesn’t have the high impact resistance of ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) but is still a very reliable plastic material.
High impact polystyrene offers excellent dimensional stability and is easy to paint and glue. Its stability allows it to be used for prototypes and pre-production, and its superior dimensional stability makes it easy to fabricate.
HIPS also has low moisture absorption, thermal stability, and lacks size limitations, making it ideal for many kinds of printing, especially digital printing, and it’s very easily painted on. It’s because of these properties that you will see HIPS used in various consumer products. These products include toys, trailers, bicycles, television equipment, and other numerous appliances.
High impact polystyrene is also prevalent within the automotive industry. Commonly, it will be used for gasoline tanks and instrument panels. This is where its resilience becomes an important factor. When a material is used for car parts being able to maintain its strength in high impact situations is a must.
Contact Advanced Plastiform, Inc for Custom HIPS Plastic Products and Manufacturing
High impact polystyrene is affordable, versatile, and an excellent choice of material for many products. You can easily combine the versatility of HIPS with the engineering and manufacturing power of Advanced Plastiform, Inc. Our methods and process are driven by customer satisfaction: we invest in the best equipment, technology, and processes in order to produce an affordable high-quality product in a timely manner. Our team of highly skilled engineers is ready and available to help you from concept to delivery. API is pleased to offer our custom plastic products and manufacturing services conveniently to businesses in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia, and Virginia.