HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) is used by RH Nuttall Limited to produce a range of washers, gaskets, seals, and strips for a variety of applications. HIPS is an inexpensive, but very much a universal material. Lightweight, rigid and mostly known for its high impact strength, HIPS provides a popular choice of material when constant buffering of particular items or components are apparent.

We manufacture our HIPS washers and gaskets in a variety of colours ranging from opal, cream, yellow and red, to green, blue, brown and grey. We supply HIPS washers and gaskets to a variety of different industrial sectors including cosmetics, automotive and label tag trades. Adhesive backing can be applied to one or both faces if needed.

General Characteristics

  • Excellent rigidity and impact strength – designed for these purposes, HIPS is a suitable material for applications where heavy force or shock is applied over a short period. HIPS has a tensile strength of 46-60MPa. HIPS has a very good dimensional stability making it suitable for applications in low strength structural projects.
  • Available in various colours – useful where washers or gaskets need to fit into a certain colour scheme, such as hot and cold indicators on push taps.
  • Excellent appearance – HIPS is available in a high gloss finish.

Ask a member of our sales team for more information on our range of HIPS products. Data sheets can be supplied free of charge upon request.

Please note that information supplied by RH Nuttall Limited is given to the best of their knowledge, and should be for guidance purposes only. Data supplied is dependent on a specific application and is ultimately the customer’s own decision. Information supplied will vary between different grades of HIPS.