Thermoplastics are a class of polymers that can be softened by heating and then processed by extrusion, injection moulding, thermoforming and blow moulding.
Thermoplastics harden once cooled and do not show any chemical changes after repeated heating and cooling, making them easy to recycle.
Advantages of thermoplastics include:
- Easy to recycle
- A wide range of mechanical properties
- Lighter weight compared to metals
- Better surface aesthetics than thermosets
- Good chemical resistance
- Low processing energy consumption, etc.
Applications: medical appliances, domestic kitchen appliances, household appliances, chemical corrosion resistant parts, small and medium sized containers and equipment, films, plastic ropes, food containers.
PVB, TPU, TPEE, TPE, TPO, TPS, SBS, PVC, SEBS, EVA
Engineering plastics are plastics that can be used as engineering materials and as substitutes for metals in the manufacture of machine parts, etc. Engineering plastics have excellent overall performance, high rigidity, low creep, high mechanical strength, good heat resistance, good electrical insulation, can be used in harsh chemical and physical environment for a long time, can replace metal as engineering structural materials.
The advantages of engineering plastics include.
Compared with general-purpose plastics, they have excellent heat and cold resistance, and have excellent mechanical properties in a wide range of temperatures, making them suitable for use as structural materials;
Good corrosion resistance, less affected by the environment, good durability;
Easy processing and high production efficiency compared to metallic materials, and simplifies procedures and saves costs;
Good dimensional stability and electrical insulation;
Light weight, high specific strength, and outstanding friction and wear resistance.
Application areas: Widely used in electrical and electronic, automotive, construction, office equipment, machinery, aerospace and other industries, plastic instead of steel, plastic instead of wood has become an international trend.
PC, PA, PPO, PBT, PPS, PEI, ABS, PES.
High performance plastics
High performance plastics are high performance polymer materials that can be used as structural materials to withstand mechanical stresses in a wide range of temperatures and higher maximum temperature environments, and in more demanding chemical and physical environments. Generally refers to the ability to withstand certain external forces, and has good mechanical properties and dimensional stability, in high and low temperatures can still maintain its excellent performance, can be used as engineering structural parts of the plastic.
- Excellent heat and cold resistance compared to general purpose plastics, excellent mechanical properties in a wide range of temperatures, suitable for use as structural materials.
- Good corrosion resistance, less affected by the environment and good durability.
- easy processing, high production efficiency and simplified procedures and cost savings compared to metallic materials.
- good dimensional stability and electrical insulation.
- light weight, high specific strength and outstanding friction and wear resistance.
Application areas: applications requiring wear resistance, abrasion or a low coefficient of friction, these engineering plastics have excellent properties when compounded with lubricants such as PTFE and graphite
Heat and vibration resistant applications in the glass and aerospace industries
Heat-resistant, radiation-proof, highly insulating or defined conductive materials for the semiconductor and electrical engineering industries
Sterilized and water-resistant solved components for medical equipment
Radiation-proof and radiation-resistant components for vacuum technology as well as for applications in X-ray technology and nuclear energy
Components for the chemical industry
PEEK, PAI, PI, PPS, PPSU, PSU, PES, PEI, PTFE, PVDF.
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