This High Impact PolyStyrene (HIPS) is a thermoplastic formulated from recycled materials and which – despite being recycled– boasts good resistance to impact and heat. It is highly impermeable, enabling it to be used in container applications free of any leakage. HIPS-R has another property distinguishing it from all other filaments: its solubility in D-limonene. Indeed, it can be used as a supporting material.
HIPS-R has the following mechanical properties:
- Tensile Modulus: 1273 MPa
- Tensile Strength: 23.7 MPa
- Flexural Modulus: 1533 MPa
- Charpy Impact Resistance: 7.3 kJ/m^2
- Shore Hardness: 76.6D