High Impact Polystyrene Extrusions & Custom Parts | Preferred Plastics

Custom High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) Extrusion Manufacturer

Custom High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) Extrusion Manufacturer

HIPS is a thermoplastic styrenic plastic that exhibits the stiffness properties of polystyrene combined with the high impact resistance properties of rubber additives.

Preferred Plastics extrudes high-quality custom plastic parts using high impact polystyrene (HIPS).  A leading custom extruder, Preferred Plastics offers an inventory of standard compounds of HIPS for use in industrial applications.

What is High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)? 

HIPS is a thermoplastic styrenic plastic that exhibits the stiffness properties of polystyrene combined with the high impact resistance properties of rubber additives. It is a stable material that is hard, rigid, and easy to process. It is not waterproof or vaporproof. HIPS is considered a low-cost general purpose material.

High Impact Polystyrene is used for applications in the appliance, automotive, electronics, furniture, and point of purchase industries. Some of the custom HIPS parts we manufacture at Preferred Plastics are:

  • Trim
  • Edging
  • Electronic equipment housings
  • Machine guards and guides
  • Signage
  • Tubing

HIPS Advantages

  • High gloss
  • FDA grades available
  • Low cost
  • Good rigidity


HIPS Plastic Extrusion

Composite windows, vinyl fencing, and freezer gaskets are all examples of the wide variety of products that are produced using the high-volume plastic extrusion manufacturing process.

Plastic extrusion is continuous and capable of high volume output, making it a more economical plastics manufacturing method than other processes. In addition, tooling costs are relatively low.

Plastic extrusion works particularly well for production of plastic parts that have consistent wall thicknesses, and for profiles that are wider and longer than those produced by other types of manufacturing. Plastic films, bags, piping, tubing, rods, weather stripping, and deck railing are just a few of the many products that are successfully and economically produced by plastic extrusion.

We have the capabilities to extrude your product using a wide range of thermoplastic materials, including specialty compounds.

HIPS can be completely recycled, and we can assist you in selecting recycled HIPS or an alternative if it is appropriate for your project. At Preferred Plastics, we utilize sustainable, environmentally-responsible manufacturing practices, to minimize waste and maximize energy efficiency in our manufacturing.

­­­­Preferred Plastics is known worldwide for the high quality of our custom extruded parts. Our turnkey extrusion and finishing services include finishing services, including close tolerance cutting, precision drilling, notching, punching, trimming, welding, stamping, and custom packaging. Our two large state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest extruding and finishing equipment, providing the capabilities to manufacture simple and complex shapes to the most exacting specifications.  Preferred Plastics is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

At Preferred Plastics, we are committed to manufacturing a high-quality part that meets your expectations, is delivered on time and on budget – all supported by superior customer service. We understand that the components and parts we deliver you are critical to the performance of your finished products and that the quality of our products impacts the quality of your products – and that it’s your reputation on the line. It’s that commitment that keeps our customers coming back.

Call today to see how we can help you! Kentucky Facility: (502) 935-3070 / Michigan Facility: (269) 685-5873

Plainwell, MI

800 E Bridge St
Plainwell, MI 49080

(269) 685-5873

Louisville, KY

8301 Cane Run Rd
Louisville, KY 40258

(502) 935-3070