Athlone High Impact Polystyrene

Athlone High Impact Polystyrene

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Athlone High impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is an extruded sheet which is perfect for applications where high impact strength is required. HIPS is printable, easily machined and thermoformed.

Characteristics

• Various surface finishes

• Superior impact strength

• Easily printable

• Excellent thermoforming properties

• Easily machined

• Good rigidity

 

Material Properties* Standard Unit Capping
Tensile strength ISO 527 MPa 18
Flexural strength ISO 178 MPa 40
izod notched impact strength ISO 180 J/m2 100
Heat deflection temperature ISO 75 °C 80
VICAT softening temperature ISO 306 °C 88
Density** ISO 1183   1.06
Flammability Rating UL94 Class HB

 

* Property evaluations on injection molded unpigmented material

** Density values vary with pigmentation

Applications

• Food packaging

• Medical/pharmaceutical packaging

• Signage

• Display items

Availability

A comprehensive range of colours. Colour matching is available on request. HIPS is available in a wide range of variants including food grade, stress crack resistant, UV stabilized, & ignition resistant.