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HIPS Machining – Cost-Effective and Versatile

HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) is a low cost, durable and light weight plastic. This material is a popular choice for a broad range of products due to its ability to be efficiently machined and vacuum-formed, making it ideal for large-volume production.

At a Galnce
Toughness
Many colour options
Ductile
Light weight
Temperature Resistant
Low cost

The Advantages & Uses of HIPS for Machining

Cost-Effective and Versatile

HIPS offers an economical solution for various machining needs. Its lightweight characteristic makes it suitable for a wide array of applications, especially where weight reduction is beneficial. Additionally, the availability of HIPS in numerous colors adds to its appeal, allowing for creative and aesthetically pleasing designs.

Ductility and Durability

The ductility of HIPS ensures ease of machining and forming, making it an excellent choice for products requiring complex shapes and fine details. Its durability further adds to its suitability for both consumer items and industrial applications.

Applications of Machined HIPS

Packaging Industry: Widely used in packaging solutions, given its lightweight and sturdy nature.
Automotive Components: Suitable for manufacturing certain interior parts of vehicles where low weight is desired.
Consumer Goods: Ideal for creating a variety of household and personal items due to its aesthetic appeal.

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