Perfect Packaging Materials Part 7: ABS

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Also known as Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, this material is a combination of styrene, butadiene and acrylic. What does all that add up to, exactly? A high-gloss, high-impact resistant, rigid material used everywhere from hospitals to preschools around the world.

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Perfect Packaging Materials Part 6: HIPS

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Like so many of the plastics we work with here at PI, High Impact Polystyrene, or HIPS, is something that a great deal of people encounter almost every single day. Clear, brittle and impact-resistant, this amorphous material has a low shrink rate and is safe enough to use in different food-related applications.

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