High Impact Styrene

(HIS, Poly-Styrene)

HIS, Styrene, High Impact Styrene For Dummies. AKA, For The BeginnerAmerican Made Plastics

 

*Why use High Impact Styrene:

 

  • Great printing, painting and silk screening on smooth surface
  • Has excellent vacuum forming properties
  • Excellent low temperature properties
  • Bonds to itself extremely well with solvent cements
  • Cuts extremely well, and is easily cut with die-cutting methods

 


HIS, High Impact Styrene For Experts

 

*This materials is…

an excellent choice for low temperature applications (the inside or your refrigerator and freezer is made from Styrene). Is an great material for die-cutting or stamping. Very popular material for printing, painting, and silk screening.

  • Excellent Low Temperature
  • Great for vacuum forming
  • Bonds well to itself
  • Cuts well with standard cutting tools, easy to fabricate

This material is a very common and widely used material. In a expanded or foamed form, it is know as Styrofoam. The inside wall surfaces in your refrigerator, the 8″ X 12″ signs (like ‘For Sale’ or ‘Garage Sale’) are normally Styrene. It is the most popular rigid surface for the silk screening, printing and die cutting industries. It forms beautifully, and can be painted, sanded and processed to make prototype parts quickly. Many household items are made from this material, included these injection molded items: pens, pencil holders, packaging, small rulers HIS, High Impact Styrene Injection Molded Partsand small plastic boxes,. In its crystalline form manufacturers produce clear water glasses and the ‘cracked ice’ ceiling panels in your kitchen. This is a relatively inexpensive material, and is available in a very wide range of thin sheet thicknesses.

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Applications – Frequently used in:

  • Vacuum Formed and Die Cut Parts
  • Cold Temperature Parts (refrigerators)
  • Beautifully printed, painted or silk screened panels or parts
  • Easy to Fabricate parts, Easily Cut and Shaped

Materials Available As

Sheet:

.020″ – .250″ up to 48″ X 96″ in Natural (White) and some Black


Typical Resin Properties:

General PropertyASTM TestTypical Value
Specific Gravity D7921.045
Tensile Strength YieldD6383,300
Tensile ModulusD63845
Izod Impact – NotchedD2561.45
Hardness – RockwellD785L68
Deflection Temp @ 264psiD648190
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These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.

For excellent printing, painting and die cutting, HIS (High Impact Styrene) is an excellent choice.