HIPS (Hi-Impact PolyStyrene)

Soluble, strong and lightweight filament

HIPS (Hi-Impact PolyStyrene) Is a thermoplastic based on petroleum with a lot of resemblance to ABS. This means HIPS is also a very strong material that is highly weather-resistant. HIPS does have lower shrinkage and better layer bonding. It also a very good support material because it completely dissolves in D-limonene. It's the perfect support material for ABS.


Diameter Tolerance Roundness
1,75 mm 0,05 mm 95%
2,85 mm 0,1 mm 95%


Physical characteristics Test method Typical value
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Thermal characteristics

Description Test method Typical value
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All the filaments we sell are nicely boxed with usage and material properties printed directly on the inside cover, including the recommended print and heated bed temperature ranges. In addition, each spool is vacuum sealed with a moisture-reducing silicate bag to ensure filament longevity.

How to store the filament?

Filament quality and storage is one of the most important ingredient for beautiful prints. Many people focus strictly on the immediate appearance of a product and forget that a well-preserved spool is just as important. But is the biggest contribution to medium to long-term filament degradation? The answer is usually "moisture". Filament can't handle moisture very well and that is why we recommend storing your filament in a cool, dry environment, ideally in a package vacuum sealed with silicate.