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ABS
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene

ABS resins are available in a wide range of melt flow rates, impact, tensile and flexural strength and heat resistance for a wide variety of high and low gloss injection molding applications. The product demonstrates good mechanical properties, resistance to chlorine, and deflects heat at 210 degrees F. Back to top

Acetal Copolymer

Acetal Copolymers are crystalline thermoplastics with a lower melt point than nylon. The product has excellent dimensional stability, high strength and stiffness and is impact and crash resistant. (Elongation at break is approximately 40 percent). Acetal Copolymers are easy to machine, resistant to most chemicals except in acidic conditions and offer low moisture absorbency, making the product a good choice for use in high moisture environments. Applications include Gears & Pulleys, Valve Fittings, Bearings, Electrical Components and Anti-Friction Parts. The polymer has superior, which gives it high impact and crash resistance. Back to top

Delrin®
Homopolymer

Delrin® has excellent dimensional stability, machinability and high mechanical strength and stiffness. As a strong Polymer, Delrin® provides good wear and abrasion resistance, a low coefficient of friction and low moisture absorption, making the product a good choice for use in high moisture environments. Delrin® is an excellent choice for its long term mechanical stability in applications such as Valves, Washers, Gears, Bushings, Bearings, Seals, Rollers, Timing Screws, Electrical Components and Anti-Friction Parts. It is important to note that although Delrin® is strong mechanically, and offers excellent resistance to moisture, gasoline, solvents, and many other neutral chemicals, it cannot tolerate acidic conditions long term. Back to top

Delrin® Glass Filled
ACETAL (Delrin®)
Homopolymer

Delrin® Glass Filled provides the same basic properties as Delrin®, with added strength. Delrin® Glass Filled is a tough material that provides the added advantages of greater stiffness, improved creep resistance, low warpage and higher dimensional stability than Delrin® because it possesses surface characteristics of Teflon®. Parts designed using glass-filled will demonstrate good impact resistance, low deformation under load and high fatigue endurance. Delrin® Glass Filled is an excellent choice for its long-term mechanical stability in applications such as Anti-Friction Parts, Application Bearings, Gears and Parts requiring greater stiffness, Electrical Components and other Close Tolerance Precision Parts and Fuel System Parts. Back to top

Nylon 6/6, 6, 6/12

Nylon 6 and 6/6 are the most commonly used Nylon Grades. Chemical resistance and electrical properties are similar, and they have a high molecular weight, which provides maximum resistance to wear and impact applications. Nylon 6/6 is the hardest, and it has a significantly higher melting point and just a gradual decrease in tensile strength as temperatures increase. Nylons work with little or no lubrication, but lubrication will improve the life and load carrying properties. Nylons are useful near food and textiles. Back to top

Cast Nylon

Cast Nylon is produced by the polymerization of molten, lactarn monomer directly into a hot mold with the addition of an activator and co-catalyst. Cast Nylon characteristics include high strength and good wear and abrasion resistance. Cast Nylon is a good choice for production of sheaves, wear pads and gears. It is also useful where wear, noise and lubrication are an issue. Back to top

Teflon®
Vinyl polymer

Teflon® is a vinyl polymer with a structure similar to polyethylene. It is useful in producing components that meet the challenge of many applications in diverse markets including the food industry, chemical handling valves, automotive industry and for biotech and pharmaceutical research. It is useful in making anything that needs to be slippery or non-stick. The carpet industry uses PTFE to treat carpets and fabrics for stain resistance, and it is useful in medical applications for making artificial body parts. Teflon® is stable, and it will not react with anything because it repels everything. Back to top

PTFE
Polytetrafluoroethylene

PTFE, better known as Teflon®, is a vinyl polymer with a structure similar to polyethylene. PTFE is useful in making anything that needs to be slippery or non-stick. It is also useful in producing components that meet the challenge of many applications in diverse markets including the food industry, chemical handling valves, automotive industry and for biotech and pharmaceutical research. The carpet industry uses PTFE to treat carpets and fabrics for stain resistance, and it is useful in medical applications for making artificial body parts. PTFE is stable, and it will not react with anything because it repels everything. Back to top

PEEK
Victrex polyetheretherketone

PEEK is a crystalline thermoplastic and is chemically resistant. The product operates in high temperatures and in a wide ph range, from 60 percent sulfuric acid to 40 percent sodium hydroxide. Chemical resistance includes organic solvents, and its ability to perform in water temperatures as high as 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Its high mechanical properties, low smoke emission and self-extinguishing characteristics make PEEK a good choice for many applications including automotive engine parts, aerospace components, compressor valve parts and bearings. Back to top

Ultem®
Polyetherimide

Ultem® offers excellent chemical resistance, high dielectric strength, natural flame resistance and extremely low smoke generation. Its high mechanical properties and reputation for simplicity of fabrication and bonding, make it a good choice when high performance is required. Back to top

Polysulfone

Polysulfone resins offer exceptional value and high-performance. Properties include excellent thermal stability, high toughness and strength, good environmental stress cracking resistance, high heat deflection temperature to 345°Farenheit and combustion resistance. Additionally, the product is approved for food contact and potable water. Back to top

UDEL
Polysulfone

UDEL resins are a strong, rigid thermoplastic that maintains its properties over a wide temperature range and has a heat deflection temperature of 343° Fahrenheit. It offers exceptional value and high-performance and is an excellent choice for many fluid handling applications. Various grades are available for injection molding of complex parts, blow molding and extrusion. Transparent, opaque and glass-fiber reinforced grades of UDEL resin are available to meet the needs of many industries including medical and plumbing applications. Back to top

PVC
Polyvinyl chloride

PVC offers the most economical solution when first-rate physical properties, chemical resistance and self-extinguishing properties are essential at continuous temperatures below 155° Fahrenheit. Rigid PVC is widely used in chemical plants because it is resistant to chemical substances, has mechanical strength and is easy to machine. Back to top

Lexan
Polycarbonate

Lexan resin is a leading polycarbonate offering impact resistance, durability, heat and flame resistance and many other properties. This thermoplastic provides high levels of mechanical, optical, electrical and thermal properties. Lexan resin provides opportunities for innovative, cost-effective use in production of business equipment, eyewear, healthcare components and an assortment of other products. Back to top

Acrylic
Polymethylmethacrylate

Acrylic is a thermoplastic polymer coating used for various applications including aircraft glazing, plumbing, eyewear and lamination over ABS sheet to provide UV protection. Control of physical properties is achieved through the choice of alcohol used to make the ester. Methyl esters give harder films than butyl esters. Acrylic offers clarity, UV resistance, abrasion resistance, hardness and stiffness. low water absorption low smoke emission. It is not recommended for use with temperatures above 120° Fahrenheit. Back to top

Polyethylene

Polyethylene resin is useful for applications that require chemical resistance, little or no moisture absorption and flexibility. Its use is limited to temperature applications below 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and it has the ability to carry light loads for a long period. Polyethylene products include machined valves and fittings for fluid handling systems, tanks and pumps and industrial products that require a thermoplastic with low or high density, linear low density or ultra low density, tie-layer resins or adhesive resins. Polyethylene satisfies demands for reduced weight, increased strength, fast processing and lower costs. Polyethylene meets the needs of many tough applications. Back to top

LDPE
Low Density Polyethylene

LDPE resin is easy to process and improves product performance because it offers excellent printability, strength, tear resistance and elasticity, which makes it a cost effective choice for a variety of film applications. It is useful for producing a variety of products including liners, bags, shrink and lamination films, extrusion coatings and caps and closures. It is durable enough to produce a variety of products such as power cables and toys. Back to top

HDPE
High Density Polyethylene

HPDE resin is useful for applications that require toughness, rigidity and strength, making it a good choice for blow molding and injection molding applications. For blow molding applications, HDPE resins offer stiffness and stress crack resistance, which makes it a useful application for personal care, household and industrial containers. HDPE pipe resin offers toughness and stress crack resistance making it a good choice for pipe extrusion. HDPE resin offers strength and processability that is essential for injection molding applications. Back to top

UHMWPE
Poly Hi Solider

UHMWPE is a superior lining material useful for bulk material handling applications. It is abrasion, chemical and corrosion resistant, does not absorb moisture and has a low coefficient of friction thus promoting a reliable, steady bulk material flow. It is useful in steel mills, power plants and for many applications in the transportation industry. Back to top


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