Material

  • Acetal copolymer plastics have low moisture absorption, high tensile and flexural strength, and are hard and fatigue resistant.
  • Acrylic is lightweight, and resists shattering, impact, and most non-abrasive cleaners including ammonia and strong detergents.
  • Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)   provides surface hardness, impact resistance, chemical resistance, machinability and heat stability.
  • Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) is heat resistant and has better corrosion resistance than PVC. It is used extensively in chemical processing plants because of its low flame spread and smoke generation characteristics.
  • Nylon is very strong and flexible, has excellent abrasion resistance, is lightweight, and resists crushing and cracking.
  • Polyethleneterephtalate glycol polyester (PETG) is highly formable and odor free, polishes well, can be bent cold, resists chipping and cracking, and can be sawed and drilled.
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)   is corrosion resistant, lightweight, and high strength. It resists reactions with acids, gasoline, alcohol, and hydrocarbons.
  • Phenolics are high pressure laminates that are hard and dense.
  • Plastic refers to a wide variety of available materials, with a range of available chemical and physical properties. There are two types of plastics: thermoplastics and thermosetting polymers. Thermoplastics can be heated and molded many times, while thermosetting polymers melt and take shape only once. A thermosetting polymer such as a polyimide is generally stronger than a thermoplastic, and is more suitable to high-temperature applications.
  • Polyamide-imide (PAI) TORLON 4203 is a thermoplastic amorphous polymer that has exceptional mechanical, thermal, and chemical resistant properties. Torlon 4203 is specifically resistant to elevated temperatures and radiation.
  • Polyamide-imide (PAI) TORLON 4301 is a thermoplastic amorphous polymer that has exceptional mechanical, thermal, and chemical resistant properties. Torlon 4301 is designed for weight and wear applications, and has a low coefficient of friction.
  • Polycarbonate is easily worked, resists grease, oil, detergent, and most inorganic acids, and has a very high impact resistance at nearly 30 times that of safety glass.
  • Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resists chemicals and water absorption. It is impact resistant and effective in high temperatures.
  • Polyetherimide (PEI) is heat resistant, has extremely low smoke generation in a fire, resists water absorption, and has high tensile strength and hardness.
  • Polyethylene  is lightweight, durable, and semi-flexible. It is a chemically inert material that resists cracking and forms a good barrier to gases, vapors, and moisture.
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)   is an unreinforced, semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester. It has extremely low porosity, low absorption, and excellent wear resistance. Its low coefficient of friction, high flexural modulus and dimensional stability make it a versatile material for designing mechanical and electromechanical parts.
  • Polypropylene  resists most chemicals, has excellent dimensional stability, and is sterilizable.
  • Polysulfone (PSO)   is a clear amber amorphous thermoplastic that is stable, heat resistant and self-extinguishing. It is very rigid with a flexural modulus of 400,000 psi and a tensile strength of over 10,000 psi at yield. It has a high dielectric strength and low dissipation factor. PSO is highly resistant to mineral acids, bases, and salt solutions.
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)   resists chemicals, moisture, and high temperatures. It is often used for electrical applications.
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (FLUOROSINT 500 PTFE) is a synthetically manufactured mica that is chemically linked to PTFE. Flourosint 500 PTFE has a higher load carrying capability and lower coefficient of thermal expansion than PTFE.
  • Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is highly resistant to solvents, acids, bases, and heat. It has low smoke generation when burned, and can be molded, injected, or welded.
  • Rulon AR is a reinforced PTFE fluoropolymer for load bearing applications. It is flexible and has excellent chemical resistance.
  • Rulon J  is a patented all-polymeric reinforced PTFE compound that operates satisfactorily against soft mating surfaces, including stainless steels, aluminum, mild steels and many plastics.
  • Rulon LR  is a PTFE filled material modified to increase the material's mechanical properties. The resulting material exhibits slightly more load capacity than Rulon AR with a corresponding decrease in flexibility. It is a standard bearing material and is used in sleeve, flange, thrust and linear bearing applications.
  • Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)   is a thermoplastic with the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic presently made. It is highly resistant to corrosive chemicals, with exception of oxidizing acids. It has low moisture absorption, a low coefficient of friction, is self-lubricating, and is resistant to abrasion. It is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic.