Engineering plastics increasingly replace traditional materials such as bronze, stainless steel, cast iron and ceramics. Engineering plastics are chosen for improved performance and cost reduction. Engineering plastics can:
- Reduce Weight
- Reduce Noise
- Improve Wear Performance in Unlubricated Conditions
- Eliminate Corrosion
- Increase Part Life
- Insulate & Isolate, Both Thermally and Electrically
Typical applications for engineering plastics range from semiconductor processing equipment components to heavy equipment wear parts, to food processing industry components.
Machinable plastic stock shapes (sheet, rod, and tubular bar) are now available in more than 50 grades, spanning the performance/price range of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals to specialty ceramics. Plastics capable of long term service up to 800°F (425°C), with short term exposures to 1,000°F (540°C) are now available.
Acetal | Duratron® PAI (Torlon® PAI) | Duratron® PBI (Celazole® PBI) | Duratron® PEI (Ultem® PEI) | Ertalyte® | Fluorosint® | Industrial Laminates | Ketron® (PEEK) | Machine Grade Polycarbonate | Nylon | Polyurethane Cast | PSU 1000 | Radel® R (PPSU) | Semitron® | Techtron® & Quadrant | PTFE | UHMW