PST/High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
High-impact polystyrene (HIPS) is a rubber-modified polystyrene that is significantly harder and more impact-resistant than general purpose polystyrene. HIPS plastics are extensively used in the refrigeration and automotive markets where its superior qualities for vacuum forming make it an exceptional choice for manufacturing . It is manufactured with a high gloss finish and is food grade approved.
White PST/HIP plastic sheet - Vacuum foamed
Key features of PST (HIPS) plastic sheets
Ampa Plastics also manufactures a modified form of HIPS known as ESCR, or environmental stress crack resistant HIPS. ESCR is less susceptible to environmental stress cracking than HIPS. ESCR/HIPS is extensively used in the refrigeration industry.
Multi colour PST /HIPS sheet
Applications of PST (HIPS)
HIPS is used for household appliances (TV housings, exterior casing of air-conditioner units, etc.) Office automation apparatus (housing of copying machines, printers, etc.) Toys, house-ware, frozen food trays, bottles for a lactic acid drinks, cups for ice cream, yogurt, tofu, to name a few.