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Unique combination of excellent properties.

  • Good printability with UV curing inks
  • Fire behavior according to EN 13501-1: B-s1, d0
  • Extremely impact resistant also at temperatures down to -20°C
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HIPEX® A is a premium quality amorphous polyethylene terephthalate (A-PET). HIPEX® A is the best choice for flat and cold bending applications. HIPEX® A shows good printability with UV curing inks and is flame retardant rated ”difficult-to-ignite” (Fire behavior according to EN 13501-1: B-s1, d0) as well as suitable for food applications. Moreover, it is extremely impact resistant also at temperatures down to -20°C and shows excellent outdoor durability in the variant with UV protection.

HIPEX® A sheets offer a unique combination of excellent properties and are well suited for e.g. flexible poster covers, printed, translucent signs, small to medium sized displays, Slatwall magazine racks as well as for cold food storage elements.

Designation Value
Brand HIPEX®
Serie A
Material Polyester sheets (PET)
Applications Displays (POS/POP), Signage, Lettering, Shop design, Shop window decoration, Interior Design, Furniture, Partitions, Cladding, Model making, Illuminated advertising, Light boxes, Glazing, Health and food sector
Specifications External long-term (>3 years), External medium-term (<3 years), External short-term (<1 year), Good optical clarity, High transparency, Good UV and weathering resistance, Very good fire performance
Processing Digital printing, Screen printing, Laminating, Laminating, Painting, Spray painting, Lacquering, Contour milling, Laser cutting, Water jet cutting, Sawing, Punching, Gluing, Drilling, Screwing, Thread cutting, Folding (V‑groove), Cold bending, Hot bending, Hot bending, Thermoforming, Engraving


HIPEX®, flawlessly extruded A-PET and PET-G thermoplastic polyester sheets, have been evaluated as part of our MISSION: TOGETHER. RESPONSIBLE. The product family currently achieves a FIVE-DOT classification of 6 points in total.

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Recycled content

We are already recovering and reusing our own production waste to create new material in the manufacture of HIPEX® sheets, and we aim to continue increasing the proportion of recycled regrind content in the future.

All raw materials used in our HIPEX® sheets comply with the requirements in the current version of the European Union's Chemicals Regulation (REACH). In particular, HIPEX® sheets are free of any of the substances listed in the current version of the ECHA Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).

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Fossil CO2 bond in the material

HIPEX® sheets contain fossil carbon as the raw material Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is used in their manufacture.

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Product life cycle

Our HIPEX® product family comprises Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), a durable thermoplastic. In addition to good long-term properties, this material provides excellent resistance to chemicals, especially our HIPEX®A (A-PET) version. In accordance with EN ISO 13501-1, both HIPEX® A and HIPEX® G sheets are also classified as "B-s1,d0" and are rated "difficult-to-ignite". The HIPEX® version featuring UV protection offers good weather resistance and these sheets can also be used in outdoor applications for periods of several years. HIPEX®A sheets are sturdy and robust with a high impact strength even at temperatures as low as minus 20°C.

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The whole HIPEX® product family can be sorted into individual types for recycling and reuse. HIPEX® A can be disposed of in category 1 (PET) plastic waste in the same way as, for example, PET plastic bottles, meaning it is extremely suitable for recycling. At 3A Composites, we are committed to processing our production waste within the company and using it again to manufacture new products.

Colour Variant Thickness (mm)
Clear transparent without UV protection 0.5 – 6
Clear transparent with UV protection 1 – 6
Clear transparent anti-reflective
without UV protection
0.8 – 3
Opal 30% with/ without UV protection 1 – 5
White / Black with/ without UV protection 1 – 6
Bronze with/ without UV protection 3 – 5
Others translucent with/ without UV protection 1 – 6
Others opaque with/ without UV protection 1 – 6

For more detailed information on our product range (e.g. formats, additional colours/thicknesses, textures), please contact us. We are looking forward to helping you.


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