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How to paint on HIPS plastic materials

A discussion started in 2011 but continuing through 2019

September 19, 2011

Q. Hello. I can't paint on HIPS plastic television cabinets. How is it possible to help me. I am grateful to you.

Rabiul Alam
plating shop employee - Bangladesh

May 8, 2019

Q. Hi,
We are currently changing our one of the aesthetic material from ABS to HIPS, but we can't able to paint over HIPS, suppliers are saying that Raw material change from ABS to HIPS is affecting the painting, So please suggest some alternate painting, Paint used is graphite

Manikanda Prabu
- Thirubhuvanai, Pondicherry, India

May 9, 2019

A. The problem could be due to hydrophobicity of HIPS. Plasma treatment makes the surface hydrophilic and improve the adhesion (assuming that is the problem) considerably. This is an environmentally friendly technique extensively used in diverse fields such as electronics, biotechnology etc.

H.R. Prabhakara
Bangalore Plasmatek - Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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