High impact polystyrene
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