Polystyrene

GPPS, HIPS

Our Datasheets

Polystyrene is a versatile thermoplastic resin used to make a wide variety of consumer products. As a hard, solid, naturally transparent plastic, it is often used in products that require clarity, such as food packaging, laboratory ware, CD and DVD cases, tumblers, and disposable cutlery.

When combined with polybutadiene rubber, colorants or other additives, polystyrene is used to make appliances, electronics, automobile parts, toys, gardening pots, equipment and more.

Polystyrene Datasheets

ProductApplicationMelt FlowIzod
General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS)
3020Crystal - HHC for foam and oriented polystyrene sheet (OPS)1.8
3030Crystal - HHC for foam sheet for trays and cups3
3030BCrystal - HHC for foam sheet and color concentrate. This resin contains no lube3
3040Crystal - HHC for injection molding pen barrels, cassettes and CD cases4
3050Crystal - HHC for foam sheet, single service cutlery and color concentrate. This resin contains no lube5
3080Crystal - GPPS for injection molding toys, disposables and blends with SBC8
3160Crystal - GPPS for thin wall parts, disposables, toys 16
* Note - the values reported herein are typical of the product, but do not reflect normal testing variance and therefore should not be used for specification purposes.
ProductApplicationMelt FlowIzod
High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
6030HIPS - sheet extrusion into point of purchase displays, deep draw thermoforming32
6030HIHIPS - sheet extrusion requiring a higher impact and high gloss for deep draw thermoforming2.63.6
6040HIPS - sheet extrusion into point of purchase displays, deep draw thermoforming43
6040MEHIPS - sheet extrusion requiring a matte finish and high ESCR, including refrigerator liners and dairy containers42
6080HIPS - injection molding electronic devices, printer housings, consumer goods and toys7.751.5
6100HIPS - injection molding electronic devices, remote controls and toys102
* Note - the values reported herein are typical of the product, but do not reflect normal testing variance and therefore should not be used for specification purposes.

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