General purpose and high impact polystyrene sheets are rigid, lightweight thermoplastic sheets available in clear and a limited range of colours.
With a wide temperature window the material can be formed into shapes with fine detail over short cycle times and with pre-drying rarely required. Polystyrene is also resistant to solvent attack and therefore readily accepts screen print inks or solvent cements.
Polystyrene Sheet Applications
Polystyrene sheet is ideal for indoor glazing applications.
- Picture framing
- Display cases
- Wallpaper protection
- Room dividers
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Benefits of Polystyrene Sheet
Solid polystyrene sheets are a relatively economical material to use when compared to similar products.
Strong yet lightweight
Polystyrene has a high tensile strength for its thickness, making it an ideal replacement for glass as it’s less likely to shatter but still has the protection properties.
Polystyrene sheet is particularly easy to work with, cutting and drilling the material requires basic tools and is quite straightforward.
Glass like quality
Clear polystyrene sheet is strong yet light in weight, it also has a glass like clarity, making it safer to use whilst being stronger than glass.
Polystyrene vs. Acrylic
Polystyrene is ideal for flat internal generally used more commonly in indoor applications whereas acrylic can be used in indoor and outdoor applications.
Acrylic is similar in that it is shatter resistant so is also an applicable material for similar uses, however, acrylic offers a level of UV protection, meaning the artwork it is protecting is less likely to fade.
Is Polystyrene for you?
Now you know the uses and benefits of Polystyrene, it’s time to view the range. We offer General Purpose Polystyrene and High Impact Polystyrene Sheets (HIPS) in various dimensions and thicknesses, we also cut the polystyrene sheets to your exact size.
To check the material is right for you, request a sample or request a quote.