What Exactly is High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) ? Polypeth Ekspor Indonesia April 18, 2022
What Exactly is High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) ?
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‘HIPS’ stands for ‘High Impact Polystyrene’. High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is one of the most versatile and economical plastics available and in this blog we will explain when it was developed, how it is made and where you can find it. Pure polystyrene is rather brittle and unsuitable for many applications so it is combined with polybutadiene or rubber to create what is known as a copolymer. This strengthens the plastic significantly and turns pure polystyrene into High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) and results in a very stiff material which is useful for packaging applications.

High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) became a standard, cheap replacement for products typically made from moulded zinc. Today it can be found in cars, electronics, laptop casings, soft drinks cups, plastic cutlery and food packaging, along with a whole host of other applications. For an idea of what High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) looks and feels like, most yoghurt pots are made from it due to its hard and food-safe nature. Along with its hardness, High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is useful because of its inherent moisture barrier properties, making it suitable for short shelf life products such as cookies or pastries.

High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is not only desirable for its end-product properties, but also for its workability. High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) can be easily thermoformed and is 100% recyclable. Whilst High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) and other forms of polystyrene can be recycled they are not accepted at all recycling centres, so it is always worth checking if your local municipality accepts these plastics.

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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