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ABS

ABS

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene plastic sheet can be virtually anything you want it to be.  You can specify this sheet with a range of properties that goes 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 sheet whips the hardness problems and appearance of acrylics, solves brittleness problems of styrenes and offers better dimensional stability than polyethylenes.

Acrylic

Acrylic

Most well-known as Plexiglas®, acrylic sheet is an optically clear, transparent and lightweight material having outstanding weather-ability, high impact-resistance, with excellent thermoformability and machinability.  The sheet is supplied in general purpose grades and in a number of special grades formulated to meet specific physical requirements.  Acrylic sheet comes in a variety of colors and thicknesses.

  • CAST
  • EXTRUDED
  • MIRRORED
  • TEXTURED

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.

KYDEX®

KYDEX®

KYDEX® is a thermoplastic acrylic-polyvinyl chloride material with a wide variety of applications, but specifically engineered for thermoforming fabrication.  The grained surface increases its abrasive resistance, causing lower friction.  KYDEX® is also waterproof, scratch resistant and has low flammability.

LDPE

LDPE

Low-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.  LDPE is flexible with high impact strength and relatively low heat resistance.

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

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.

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.

Teflon®

Teflon®

Also known as fluorocarbons, general family properties 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.  Mechanical properties are normally low, but this changes dramatically when the fluoroplastics are reinforced with glass fibers or molybdenum disulfide fillers.

  • FEP
  • PFA
  • TFE

UHMW

UHMW

Ultra-High Molecular Weight polyethylenes is defined by those polyethylenes which have molecular weight of 3.1 million or higher.  High resistance to abrasion; outlasts abrasion-resistance steel three to four times longer.  Key characteristics include low coefficient of friction, energy absorption capacity at high impact, chemically inert, zero moisture absorption, electrical and thermal insulator, self-lubricating and easy to machine.