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High Impact Polystyrene Sheet (HIPS)

Styrene is a low cost plastic material that is easy to machine and fabricate. Styrene is often specified for low strength structural applications when impact resistance, machinability, and low cost are required. It is frequently used machining pre-production prototypes since it has excellent dimensional stability and is easy to fabricate, paint and glue. Natural (translucent white) Styrene is FDA compliant for use in food processing applications. The following physical property information is based on typical values of the base high impact polystyrene resin.

Styrene offers a consistent, easily printed matte surface for either one or two sided printing applications. This polystyrene product, available in sheet or roll stock form, is especially suitable for Lithographic or Flexographic printing of displays, POP graphics, signs, tags and cards.


  • Good impact resistance
  • Excellent machinability
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Excellent aesthetic qualities
  • Easy to paint and glue
  • Low cost
  • FDA compliant

Common Uses:

  • Displays
  • POP graphics
  • Signs
  • Tags
  • Cards
  • Packaging & appliances containers
  • Promotional Items