Materials:Plastics

Plastic Materials

Plastic materials are high molecular weight compounds comprised of two or more repeating organic or synthetic base molecules.

Special consideration is given to fabrication of plastics properties including use temperature, coefficient of thermal expansion, thermal conductivity, and tensile strength.

We use a wide variety of high-quality plastic material types and grades to achieve your unique application needs.

 

Acetate (Cellulose Acetate)

Polymer of wood pulp or cotton fibers

Properties of Acetate

  • Clear / Good Optical Properties
  • Dimensionally Stable
  • Easily Cut or Torn
  • Food and Medical Grade
  • Printable with conventional methods

Typical Applications for Acetates

  • Packaging
  • Graphic Arts Designs
  • Printed Overlays
  • Printing and Display
  • Sheeting

 

Mylar (Polyester Film, Plastic Sheet)

Properties of Mylar

  • Clear
  • Durable
  • Dimensionally Stable
  • Non-Yellowing
  • Resistant to High Heat and Tearing

Typical Applications for Mylar

  • Apparel
  • Die-Cutting
  • Electronics
  • Packaging
  • Protective Overlay
  • Printing and Display

Urethane (Polyurethane diisocyanate, CU)

Available in liquid cast, urethane sheets, millable gums and thermoplastic form; each with different benefits

Properties of Urethane

  • Resistance to -
    • Abrasion
    • Cuts and Tears
    • Fuel
    • Oil
    • Wear
  • Tensile Strength

Typical Applications for Urethane

  • Blades and Scrapers
  • Bumpers
  • Conveyor Belts and Conveyor Belt Covers and Liners
  • Electrical Insulation
  • Gaskets and Seals
  • Injection Molding or Molded Urethane Parts
  • Thermoplastic Urethane
  • Non-Marking Components
  • Rollers
  • Sound-proofing
  • Tires and Wheels

 

Styrene (Vinyl Benzene)

Organic liquid used in the manufacture of many polymers, like:

  • Polystyrene
  • ABS - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  • SBR - Styrene Butadiene Rubber

 

UHMW Polyethylene (Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene)

Properties

  • Easy to Machine
  • Food-Grade
  • Low-Friction
  • Non-Stick
  • Performs Well from Low to High Temps