Industrial Plastics

Our Industrial Plastics section offers a range of materials for use in a wide range of applications and industries. We carry comprehensive stocks that can be supplied cut to size ready for use. We pride ourselves on product availability, with many of our clients operating JIT systems it is paramount that we can respond effectively to the industry's exacting requirements.

The core range of Industrial Plastic products that we offer are, Polycarbonate, PETG, PET, Acrylic, PVC, Polypropylene, Polyethylene and PVDF and their key characteristics are detailed below and to the right, however, if you have a requirement for a product not listed please contact us for price, availability and technical assistance.

POLYCARBONATE

  • Good dimensional stability.
  • Good temperature resistance (-30°c +120°c).
  • Very tough (high impact resistance).
  • Good electrical insulating properties.
  • Can be used with foodstuffs.
  • Electrical insulating, medical and pharmaceutical components, items for sterilising.
  • Self extinguishing.

ACRYLIC (PMMA)

  • Excellent optical clarity, DIN 5036 Part 3 >92%.
  • Outstanding UV resistance.
  • Good impact performance compared to float glass.
  • Ease of fabrication, cutting, drilling, polishing, thermoforming, engraving.
  • Excellent acoustic dampening properties.
  • Good resistance to a range of corrosive substances.

PVC

  • Class 1. Flame retardant.
  • Good impact strength.
  • High electrical insulation.
  • Vacuum formable.

PET.G (POLYESTER GLYCOL)

  • Fire rating BS476 Part 7 Class 1. Flammability rating UL94/HB.
  • Good Optical clarity.
  • Excellent forming capability, no pre-drying required when vacforming.
  • Very good impact strength.
  • FDA approved for contact use with foodstuffs (21 CFR 177.1315) USA.

PET (POLYESTER)

  • Excellent friction coefficient.
  • PET is attacked by oxidised mineral acids and hydrolysed by hot water..
  • Superior dimensional stability.
  • Wear resistance as good as nylons.
  • FDA approved for use with foodstuffs.
  • Very good electrical properties.

POLYPROPYLENE

  • Excellent resistance to fatigue from flexing (almost unbreakable).
  • Good electrical properties.
  • Good chemical resistance.
  • Impervious to water.

POLYETHYLENE PE300, PE500, PE1000

  • Low friction coefficient (same as acetal).
  • Good resistance to low temperatures.
  • Good impact strength.
  • FDA approved for use with foodstuffs.
  • Good chemical resistance and impervious to water.

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