Materials

MATERIALS

Materials section

Plastics Materials we regularly use to make Injection Moulded components

ABS - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

The most important mechanical properties of ABS are impact resistance and toughness.

Acetal (POM)

An engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts requiring high stiffness, low friction and excellent dimensional stability.

Nylon (PA6) @ Nylon (PA66)

Nylon is a thermoplastic silky material and is a generic designation for a family

Polypropylene Co- Polymer and Homo-polymer

Is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications including packaging and labelling, textiles.

HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)

Is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum and is used in the production of plastic bottles. HDPE is also known for its large strength-to-density ratio.

LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene)

Is widely used for manufacturing various containers, dispensing bottles, wash bottles, tubing, plastic bags for computer components.

Polycarbonate PC

Polycarbonates used in engineering are strong, tough materials, it has high impact-resistance, it has low scratch-resistance.

Polyester

Polyesters are also used to make bottles, films, canoes, liquid crystal displays , filters, dielectric film for capacitors, film insulation for wire.

GPPS (General Purpose Polystyrene)

is a synthetic aromatic polymer made from the monomer styrene. Used in the manufacture of Toys and novelties, rigid packaging, refrigerator trays and boxes, cosmetic packs.

HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)

Is a tough, rigid plastic material with high impact strength which can be guillotined, punched, router’ed or sawn easily.

SAN (Styrene acrylonitrile)

It is widely used in place of polystyrene owing to its greater thermal resistance.

PEEK

PEEK is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic with excellent mechanical and chemical resistance properties that are retained to high temperatures.

TPU / TPE (Thermoplastic elastomers)

Sometimes referred to as thermoplastic rubbers, are a class of co-polymers or a physical mix of polymers (usually a plastic and a rubber) which consist of materials with both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties.

PBT (Polybutylene terephthalate)

Is a thermoplastic engineering polymer that is used as an insulator in the electrical and electronics industries.