POLYCASA® HIPS FIVE-DOT-MISSION
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.
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).
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.
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.