Abs & Hips
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is one of the most widely used plastics. As a result of its high impact resistance and suitability for heavy duty applications, ABS has found wide acceptance in the refrigeration and automotive industries, as well as for the printing and display markets. ABS is particularly suitable for vacuum forming.
ABS can be manufactured in a range of thicknesses from 200 micron to 5mm with a maximum width of 1600mm. It is available in leather grain, fine grain and deep grain finishes on thicknesses of 1.5mm-3mm and specific colours can be made to order, subject to a minimum order requirement.
Specialised ABS products incorporating extruded layers of acrylic for superior resistance to UV attack can be manufactured.
High impact polystyrene (HIPS) sheet is manufactured by Ampaglas in thicknesses ranging from 200 micron to 4mm.
HIPS sheet has multiple applications in many markets, it can be vacuum formed, silk screened and machined. It is suitable for point of sale display units, indoor signage, showcases and packaging inserts.
HIPS sheet is also extensively used in the refrigeration and automotive markets, where its superior qualities for thermoforming make it a versatile choice.
It can be manufactured with a high gloss finish and is approved for food usage.