Best recognised as material for load bearing applications, HIPS also called 'engineering plastic' uses include food packaging cups, lids, containers house hold articles, office products, electrical and electronic goods housings etc.
ABS is commonly used in piping, musical instruments, automotive body parts, kitchen appliances and toys. The most important properties of ABS are impact resistance,toughness and heat resistance. ABS plastics are largely used in mechanical and electrical appliance purposes and are resistant to acids and alkalis.
Polycarbonates are easily thermoformed and are very widely used in the chemical industries. Their unique features are temparature resistance, impact resistance and optical properties. The polycarbonate has high-impact resitance can be used as a 'bullet-resistant'. Commonly used in housewares, laboratories and industries, frequently used for eyeglass lenses.