HIPS is available from stock in five matt colors.
For non stock colors a minimum of 40kg ± 10% is required.


NA1 Natural Transparent
BK1 Black
WH1 White
RD1 Red
GY1 Iron Grey
BU2 Dark Blue


HIPS is an easy to print, High Impact Polystyrene filament with multifunctional properties. HIPS is an excellent support material in combination with ABS because it dissolves in D’limonene and ABS remains unaffected. HIPS is very suitable for detailed prints, but also for large objects because the material shows very limited warping. Furthermore, HIPS is very light and durable, has good interlayer bonding, can be glued easily and the colours result in a smooth matt surface of the 3D printed objects. High Impact Polystyrene is therefore widely used in model building.

HIPS features:

  • Dissolves in D’limonene
  • High impact-resistance
  • Can be glued easily
  • For matt, detailed, complex or large prints
  • Light and durable
  • Virtually no “warping”

Size ø Tolerance Roundness
1,75mm ø 0,05mm 95%
2,85mm ø 0,10mm 95%
Description Test method Typical value
Specific gravity ISO 1183 1,04 g/cc
MFI 200ºC/5 kg ISO 1133 3,5 cm³/10 min
Tensile strength at yield ISO 527 22 MPa
Elongation strain at break ISO 527 50%
Tensile (E) modulus ISO 527 1550 MPa
Impact strength - Charpy method 23˚C (notched) ISO 179 1eA 15 kJ/m²
Melting temp. ISO 11357 220±40 °C
Vicat softening temperature ISO 306 B50 86°C
Description Test method Typical value
printing temp. Internal method 240±10˚C


HIPS is available in nearly any type of packaging and labelling. Ask our team to help you customizing your product.

Additional information

Recommended temperature for heated bed is ≥85°C.
The speed with which HIPS dissolves in D’limonene is depending on the volume and improves by movement.
HIPS can be used on all common desktop FDM or FFF technology 3D printers.


Cool and dry (15-25˚C) and away from UV light. This enhances the shelf life significantly.