HIPS Material

HIPS has good dimensional strength, balanced properties of impact strength and heat resistance, is easily machined, and is relatively low cost. Because of its good impact strength at low temperatures, it is typically used for home appliances, toys, and electrical components.

Density (g/cm3) 1.08
Surface Hardness RM30
Tensile Strength (MPa) 42
Flexural Modulus (GPa) 2.1
Notched Izod (kJ/m) 0.1
Linear Expansion (/°C x 10-5) 7
Elongation at Break (%) 2.5
Strain at Yield (%) 1.8
Max. Operating Temp. (°C) 50
Water Absorption (%) 0.2
Advantages
  • Tougher than polystyrene.
  • Easily processed.
  • Excellent malleability and high tensile strength
Disadvantages
  • Reduced electrical properties.
  • Reduced transparency.
  • Increased moisture absorption.