At Unique Assembly & Decorating, we are the leading provider of product decorating services for rigid plastic products. With over 25 years of experience, we aim to provide the best quality results offering a wide range of printing and decorating services. Our dedication to our customers motivates us to complete the most complex projects in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. We work with a range of customers, including contract manufacturers, OEMs, injection molders, and product manufacturers severing a variety of industries. One of the most common materials we are asked to print or decorate is Polystyrene.
Polystyrene, or High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS), is a versatile plastic that is low cost and easily thermoformed or fabricated. A synthetic hydrocarbon polymer, polystyrene can be solid or foamed. General-purpose polystyrene is clear, hard, brittle or rigid. When combined with various colorants, additives or other plastics, polystyrene is used to make a wide variety of consumer products; such as, appliances, electronics, automobile parts, toys, food packaging, equipment and more.
Printing & Decorating Polystyrene
Unique Assembly & Design can provide printing services to companies all over the United States. We work with each customer to find a printing or decorating solution for Polystyrene / HIPS products.
- Pad printing: Great for fine detail and multicolor registration
- Screen printing: Works well for single, large images on flat or cylindrical parts. This method produces very opaque parts printed images.
- Hot Stamping: Works well for single color images with very opaque and high gloss images.
Applications & Processing
Products made with polystyrene come in FDA compliant grades and are recyclable. This plastic maintains strength in high-impact applications and easily moldable. This makes this plastic ideal for injection molding and extrusion projects. Below is a list of common products that use polystyrene:
- Hot & cold catering boxes
- TV and audio-visual equipment parts
- Instrument panels and fittings
- Gasoline tanks
- Components for medical devices
- Chemical bottle packs
- Computer Housings
- Automotive seating
If you are unsure of the decorating or printing option that will be best for your project, contact us today and we'll help choose the best option.