All About High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) Polypeth Ekspor Indonesia July 7, 2022
All About High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)

High Impact Polystyrene, otherwise known as HIPS, is a flexible material that can be molded, cut, bent, vacuumed, easily printed on, and fabricated. High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) has a very low heat deflection temperature, a very low chemical resistance, it does not absorb moisture, and it is relatively stable dimensionally.

What is High Impact Polystyrene used for?
Nowadays, you’ll find High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) used mostly in signage. Given its flexibility and ease of printing, it’s often a great option for this. Other uses include food packaging and housing for television and computers. Typically, this material is not seen in sheets larger than 3/8”.

What colors do sheets of High Impact Polystyrene come in?
HIPS can be ordered in virtually any color under the rainbow. This is yet another reason that High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is excellent for signage.

Is High Impact Polystyrene UV resistant?
Your average sheet of this material has very low resistance to UV rays. However, you can order it with an additive that does increase UV resistance. This UV stabilizer will also prevent the yellowing that often occurs when High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) experiences long term sun exposure.
However, it’s important to note that over time, even with the UV stabilizer additive, the sun will eventually wear out a piece of High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS).

Is High Impact Polystyrene good for outdoor use?
Yes, as mentioned above with the added UV stabilizers for outdoor grade High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) sheets, it is a good option for outdoor signage. Also, there is a grade of High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) with an additional rubber additive that gives this material an extra boost of impact resistance.

Is High Impact Polystyrene FDA compliant?
Yes, you can purchase a grade of High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) that is FDA compliant. Uses for this grade of material are found in food packaging. For example, disposable trays, coffee cups, ad yogurt cups could be engineered from High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS).

How to clean High Impact Polystyrene?

Due to its low chemical resistance, you must never use a chemical cleaner on this material. If you were to use Clorox on a product made of High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS), it would begin to deform right away.
It’s best to use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe down your product made of High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). If needed, slightly dampen your microfiber cloth with water.

Can High impact Polystyrene be recycled?
Yes, Polypeth Ekspor Indonesia is a supplier and exporter of recycled High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) pellet from Indonesia.


Our recycled High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) granules are 100% made from post consumer and industrial waste material. It’s packed in a 25kg durable brown paper sack with monthly capacity up to 100mt. Kindly contact us to find out more about our recycled High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) granules.

Polypeth Ekspor Indonesia is a supplier and export recycled plastic pellets (HIPS & PP) from Indonesia. We work with plastic recycling manufacturers with years of experience to provide and ensure high quality & the safety of our recycled plastic pellets. Together we reduce the use of virgin plastic resin and reduce the waste of virgin plastic pollution.

To find out more about Polypeth Ekspor Indonesia’s products and services, speak to the team by clicking here.

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