High impact polystyrene

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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.



Synonyms and Related Terms

HIPS; poliestireno de alto impacto (Esp.);

Resources and Citations

  • 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
  • History of plastics: www.me.umist.ac.uk.historyp