High Impact Polystyrene

High Impact Polystyrene is Often Used For:

  • Point-of-purchase displays
  • Printed graphics
  • Thermoformed machine housings and parts
  • Models and prototypes
  • Shelves
  • Kiosks
  • Fixtures

Performance Characteristics:

  • High impact strength
  • Good machinability
  • Easy to glue, paint, and print
  • Outstanding thermoforming characteristics

Common Brands:

  • ULTRATUF™
  • Styron®
  • Orfitrans™ Stiff​


High Impact Polystyrene

Low cost, tough plastic material that is easy to thermoform and fabricate

High Impact Polystyrene (HIS) is a low cost, tough plastic that is easy to thermoform and fabricate. HIS is often used for countertop point of purchase displays and indoor signs where ease of fabrication is essential.

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STANDARD SIZES
SHEET Dimensions:
40 in x 72 in – 48 in x 96 in
Thickness:
0.020 in – 0.250 in
OPTIONS AVAILABLE
COLOR White, Black, Natural
TEXTURE, SURFACE,
PATTERN
Matte/Smooth

Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade. Custom sizes available upon request.


HIGH IMPACT POLYSTYRENE MATERIAL OPTIONS

HIS Assembly– High impact polystyrene can be assembled with mechanical fasteners, solvents, or adhesives.

Good Printable Substrate– High impact polystyrene can be decorated using a variety of printing methods including screen printing, offset lithography, and flexography.

FDA Compliant Material– HIS sheet is available in FDA compliant grades.

Orfitrans™ Stiff High Impact Poly Sheet for O&P– is a material used for the production of check sockets and flexible sockets. It has good impact resistance, fatigue resistance, and moderate stiffness.

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Typical properties OF High impact polystyrene
  UNITS ASTM TEST HIGH IMPACT
POLYSTYRENE
ORFITRANSTM
STIFF
Tensile strength psi D638 3,500 3,770
Tensile elongation at break % D638 55 250
Flexural modulus psi D790 310,000 167,000
Izod impact (notched) ft-lbs/in of notch D256 2.8 -
Heat deflection temperature @ 264 psi °F D648 196 -
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion in/in/°Fx10-5 D696 4.5 -

Values may vary according to brand name. Please ask your Curbell Plastics representative for more specific information about an individual brand.

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