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ABS

ABS

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene plastic rod is available in a wide range of properties, from extremely stiff and rigid to super flexible.  ABS often replaces metal without sacrificing mechanical properties and can pay a bonus in weight and cost.  ABS whips the hardness problems and appearance of acrylics, solves brittleness problems of styrenes and offers better dimensional stability than polyethylenes.  This rod is readily available in an astonishing variety of colors, textures, and finishes.

Acetal

Acetal

Acetal shapes are produced from both copolymer and homopolymer resins which provide a high modulus of elasticity coupled with great strength, stiffness and toughness.  They are also characterized by a low coefficient of friction and good bearing characteristics.  Due to acetal’s minimum amount of moisture absorption, its physical properties remain constant in a variety of environments.

  • Acetron®
  • Acetron® GP
  • Delrin®
  • Delrin® AF

Acrylic

Acrylic

Acrylic tube is an optically clear, transparent and lightweight material having outstanding weather-ability, high impact-resistance, and excellent thermoformability with machinability. It resists aging and maintains stability under many conditions of heat, cold, and moisture. It will not warp, crack, craze, or corrode when subjected to prolonged exposure to the outdoors.

  • CAST
  • EXTRUDED

Celazole®

Celazole® polybenzimidazole is the highest performance engineering thermoplastic available. It holds the highest heat resistance at over 400°F of all unfilled plastic rods. It is a great thermal insulator and has better resistance to wear at extreme temperatures than any other reinforced or unreinforced plastic rod.

Ertalyte®

Ertalyte®

Ertalyte® is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester with outstanding dimensional stability and excellent wear resistance. It also has a low coefficient of friction, high strength and resistance to moderately acidic solutions.

  • PET-P
  • TX

HDPE

HDPE

High-Density Polyethylene is a thermoplastic characterized by its toughness, near-zero moisture absorption, excellent chemical resistance and electrical insulating properties, low co-efficient of friction and ease of processing.  HDPE shows greater stiffness and rigidity compared to its low-density counterpart, improved heat resistance and increased resistance to permeability.

Nylatron®

Nylatron®

This rod offers non-galling and non-scratching properties. In addition, it has sound dampening qualities, insulation properties, and has excellent resistance to oils, greases, most alkalis, solvents, and organic acids. It has superior heat resistance and dimensional stability.

  • 703XL
  • GS
  • GSM
  • GSM BLUE
  • Nyloil

Nylon

Nylon

Nylon is the most used of all the thermoplastics. It is extremely strong and wear resistant. Because it is also self-lubricating, it is ideal for use in gears, bearings, pulleys, rails, etc. It outwears metal and is highly resistant to oils and greases. Nylon is even self-extinguishing, so it has excellent electrical and chemical properties.

  • GF30
  • LFG
  • LIG
  • MC901
  • MC907
  • NSM

Peek

Peek

Polyether ether ketone is an organic polymer thermoplastic used primarily in engineering applications.  This material has outstanding mechanical and chemical resistance properties, even retained at high temperatures.

  • Ketron® PEEK

Phenolics

Phenolics

Phenolic laminates are useful over a very wide temperature range. Some are even used at cryogenic temperatures. There are different bases to phenolics. These include paper, cotton, and glass bases. Examples of uses for each are; switchboards use paper base, gears and radio parts use cotton base, and gaskets and seals use glass base.

  • CANVAS
  • G10
  • G11
  • G7
  • LINEN

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is a resin in which groups of dihydric or polyhydric phenols are linked through carbonate groups.  General purpose polycarbonate is derived from bisphenol A, but for special end uses, formulations using small amounts of other polyhydric phenols are available.  Among these are resins which meet special industry codes for flame retardance or smoke density, as well as resins with increased melt strength for extrusion and blow molding.

Polyethylene

Polyethylene

Polyethylene is characterized by its toughness, near-zero moisture absorption, excellent chemical resistance and insulating properties, low co-efficient of friction, and its ease of processing.  It is adaptable to most thermoplastic processes and encompasses a number of different materials with widely varying properties.

Polypropylene

Polypropylene

A low density, fairly rigid thermoplastic with a high heat distortion temperature and excellent chemical resistance.  Polypropylenes also have negligible water absorption, excellent chemical properties, and are easy to process.  The ability to carry light loads for long periods of time and over a wide and varying temperature range is a desirable characteristic of this material.

PVDF

Polyvinylidene fluoride, also known as Kynar®, is one of the most pure and stable plastics.  PDVF is a high molecular weight thermoplastic polymer of vinylidene fluoride.  It is highly chemical and corrosion resistant, making it ideal for use with acids, bases and solvents.  It is very flexible with a wide range of uses in optic fibers.

Semitron®

Semitron is an advanced polymer semiconductor material and comes in a wide variety of formulations to meet your specific needs.  Low moisture absorption, with excellent machinability and rigidness make this a desirable material utilized in device manufacturing.

  • MP 370
  • MDS 100
  • ESd 225
  • ESd 410C
  • ESd 420
  • ESd 420V
  • ESd 480
  • ESd 490HR
  • ESd 500 HR
  • ESd 520 HR

Teflon®

Teflon®

General properties of Teflon® include inertness to most chemicals, resistance to high temperatures, extremely low coefficients of friction, and excellent dielectric properties which are relatively insensitive to temperature and power frequency.

  • FEP
  • PFA
  • TFE

Torlon®

Torlon®

Torlon® polyamide-imide is a poly which exhibits exceptional physical and chemical properties. It has superior resistance to elevated temperatures, withstanding continuous exposure at 500°F and under severe stress conditions.

UHMW

UHMW

Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight polyethylene has chemical, electrical, and other physical attributes similar to HDPE, but the high molecular weight gives it a unique abrasion resistance, impact strength, and special processing characteristics.  UHMW is not affected by corrosive chemicals, has zero moisture absorption, and is self-lubricating.

ULTEM®

ULTEM®

These are inherently flame resistant and have a high deflection temperature of 392°F. These are ideal for interior applications in aircraft and ground transportation vehicles. Ultem is well suited for applications where high heat and flame resistance, stable and electrical properties over a wide range of frequencies, chemical resistance, and superior finishing characteristics are required.