When it comes to choosing the perfect thermoplastic for your project, personal or industrial, unless you are expertly trained in the thermoplastic industry, it can be hard to know where to start. With an overwhelming selection of thermoplastics available, it is important to be well informed on the properties and uses of each material, in order to choose the right one for you.
Here at Eagle Plastics, a leading independent supplier of thermoplastic sheeting, we are more than happy to lend our expert knowledge to customers looking for the perfect thermoplastic. We are proud to stock a huge range of popular and versatile thermoplastics such as HIPS, to ensure you find the right material for you.
What is HIPS?
We like to make sure our thermoplastics are suitable for a wide range of clients, which is why we are proud to be a HIPS supplier. HIPS is a rubber modified version of GPPS, otherwise known as General Purpose Polystyrene. Modifying the original thermoplastic to form HIPS thermoplastic has created a material that exhibits much higher impact strength and can therefore be used in a wider range of industries and applications. Its mouldable properties provide endless uses as it can be made into any type of shape using processes such as extrusion or plastic injection moulding.
Its popularity is down to its versatility because it can also be re-moulded again and again, which not only creates a long life span for the thermoplastic, but also makes it environmentally friendly because it is recyclable.
HIPS thermoplastic applications
HIPS thermoplastic can be used in a wide variety of applications indoor and outdoor, and you will most likely have come across the thermoplastic regularly. Applications include promotional signs for stores and events, enclosures and housings, Point of Sale displays, toys and kiosks. So if you are looking for a thermoplastic that needs to be strong, durable and mouldable, then HIPS thermoplastic may be the sheet material for you.
Speak to a member of our team
If you are interested in finding out more about our impressive High Impact Polystyrene stocklist, where HIPS is available in a number of different colours, sizes and finishes, then please call 0116 276 6363 to speak to a member of our team, or you can visit our website at High Impact Polystyrene.
If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on ABS Plastic sheeting.