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1.0mm purple HIPS styrene sheet
1.0mm ivory HIPS styrene sheet
1.0mm orange HIPS styrene sheet
1.0mm green HIPS styrene sheet
1.0mm blue HIPS styrene sheet
1.0mm red HIPS styrene sheet
1.0mm yellow HIPS styrene sheet
1.0mm pink HIPS styrene sheet


£6.10 inc.VAT

Coloured HIPS sheets for model making.

High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS), often referred to as styrene, is a widely used material in many fields of model making especially on architectural, interior design & theatre design models.


  • Sheet size: 1.0 x 457 x 305
  • Pack size: 3 sheets
  • Colour: various (see drop down box).
  • Suitable for vacuum forming.
  • To cut, score with a scalpel & snap for a nice clean break.
  • Adhere with Plastic Weld.
  • If you need to paint the styrene we recommend using a spray paint after applying a priming coat.
  • See our Basic guide to styrene modelling (1.4Mb PDF).
  • These sheets can be cut to your artwork in our Laser Department.


The advantages of HIPS over other building materials its speed of use. You can score the surface, snap along the score, then glue with Plastic Weld. This makes HIPS a great for sketch modelling.

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