HIPS, High Impact Polystyrene, is a copolymer composed of polystyrene and polybutadiene. HIPS is material that is easy to machine and fabricate. HIPS is often specified for low strength structural applications when impact resistance, machinability, and low cost are required. HIPS are typically injection molded. Translucent white HIPS is FDA compliant for use in food processing. HIPS are typically injection molded. HIPS are generally used in eating utensils, signs, models, and more.
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