With the rise in raw material prices, production costs have attracted the attention of major companies. As we all know, the price of ABS materials is higher than that of HIPS materials. Taking into account the factors of purchase cost, HIPS materials instead of ABS materials to produce plastic parts are listed as one of the cost-reduction schemes and are favored by major appliance companies.
HIPS material and ABS material have the same shrinkage rate, and the produced plastic parts have basically the same appearance as ABS material. Therefore, without the need to modify the injection mold, the mold for producing ABS parts can be directly used to produce HIPS material. Plastic parts.
Although HIPS material and ABS material have certain similarities in physical properties, they can be used in air conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators, electric vehicles, toys and stationery and other fields. However, some application scenarios that require high raw materials, such as motorcycles, vacuum cleaners, batteries, etc., mostly use ABS materials. Manufacturing low-end products does not have very high performance requirements for plastic materials. Merchants will choose cheaper raw materials in consideration of production costs.
In high-end applications, HIPS performance cannot meet the requirements, even if it is cheap, it cannot replace ABS. The replacement of raw materials must consider the balance between performance and cost. It is not easy for HIPS materials to completely replace ABS materials.