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Offers an outstanding surface quality and excellent printability.

  • Suitable for thermoforming
  • Smooth surface with a choice of finish: matt or glossy
  • Food contact approved – non UV version
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POLYCASA® HIPS is a rubber-modified polystyrene sheet which offers enhanced impact resistance and is easy to process. The product is available with either a matt finish on both sides or with a matt finish on one side and a glossy surface on the other.

The sheets’ surface quality is outstanding and they offer an excellent printing substrate. In addition, they are suitable for thermoforming. Hence, POLYCASA® HIPS sheets are used for applications like screen printing, signages or POS/POP displays.

Designation Value
Serie -
Material Styrenics
Applications Displays (POS/POP), Signage, Lettering, Partitions, Cladding, Health and food sector
Specifications Interior only, Good optical clarity, High transparency
Processing Digital printing, Screen printing, Laminating, Laminating, Painting, Spray painting, Lacquering, Cutting, Die cutting, Plotting, Contour milling, Water jet cutting, Sawing, Punching, Gluing, Drilling, Screwing, Thread cutting, Folding (V‑groove), Cold bending, Hot bending, Hot bending, Thermoforming


POLYCASA® HIPS rubber-modified polystyrene sheets have been assessed as part of our MISSION: TOGETHER. RESPONSIBLE. The product family currently achieves a FIVE-DOT classification of 5 points in total.

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Recycled content

The current production of our POLYCASA® HIPS sheets already contains a proportion of externally recycled material. Additionally, the advanced co-extrusion technology at the production site allows us to use recycled material in the core without significantly altering the sheets’ mechanical properties or appearance. We aim to continue increasing the proportion of recycled material in the sheets in the future.

All raw materials used in our POLYCASA® HIPS sheets comply with the requirements in the current version of the European Union's Chemicals Regulation (REACH). In particular, POLYCASA® HIPS 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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Product life cycle

Our POLYCASA® HIPS family is made of high impact polystyrene, a durable thermoplastic polymer which is suited to interior applications and, in particular, to applications involving demanding temperature conditions, e.g. for interior refrigerator cladding. The version with UV-protection provides both good impact strength and resistance to weathering, and can be used for outdoor applications for periods of several years. In addition, the sheets offer excellent electrical insulation properties.

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POLYCASA® HIPS sheets can be recycled and then reused without significant impact on the material properties. Styrene based polymers can even be recycled numerous times.

Colour Code Variant Thickness (mm)
White J511 matt/matt 0.5 – 10
White J511 matt / gloss available with UV / ESCR 1.5 – 6
Black I511 matt/matt 0.5 – 10
Black I511 matt / gloss available with UV / ESCR 1.5 – 6
Pinseal   structured 1 – 10
Grain   structured 1 – 10
Smart   structured 1.2 – 10
Leather   structured 1.2 – 10

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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