High impact polystyrene

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Description

A type of polystyrene which has increased toughness. High impact polystyrene is formed with blends with butadiene, acrylonitrile, and/or glass fibers. This results in increased impact strength and heat resistance.

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Synonyms and Related Terms

HIPS polystyrene; poliestireno de alto impacto (Esp.);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Website address 1 Comment: www.me.umist.ac.uk.historyp