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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
Polypropylene Co-polymer
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Amorphous Polyethylene Teraphalate (APET)
Specialty Grades

Flight's Styrene is a high impact, rigid, opaque polystyrene and is available in either sheet or roll form. The sheet is ideal for vacuum or pressure forming of lower cost articles as well as general fabrication and screen printing work.
Standard sheet exhibits a semi gloss finish but a high gloss, co-extruded finish is available for sheet up to 8.0mm in gauge. Specialist high heat and flame retardant grades are also available.


Flight HIPS is available in:

  • Most colours
  • Four embossing patterns
  • Sheet or roll form
  • Semi gloss or high gloss finish
  • High heat and flame retardant grades
  • UV stabilisers can be added

Physical properties of HIPS

  • Good rigidity and low temperature toughness
  • High elongation and moderately high heat distortion
  • Good heat stability but long term heat exposure can cause embrittlement
  • Continuous exposure to ultra violet light will reduce impact strength and toughness and will cause discolouration. Black or other dark colours and painting will reduce the UV breakdown. UV stabilisers can also be added to reduce breakdown
  • Readily accepts printing in a wide variety of inks

Chemical properties of HIPS

  • Non toxic - USFDA approved for use in food and beverage industry
  • Good resistance to acids, bases, detergents and disinfectants
  • Not recommended for use with aldehydes, aromatic amines, hydrocarbons, esters and ketones
  • Mould and mildew resistant

Common Applications

Food Packaging
Margarine/yoghurt pots, meat trays, berry fruit punnets, plant pots and troughs.

TV masks and backs, dryer consoles, bathroom cabinets.

Sign and Display
Printed, vacuum formed and cold stamped advertising signs, counter display units.


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