UHMWPE

HMWPE

HDPE

Nylon (PA)

Acetal (POM)

Acetal-PE Blend

PETP

PTFE

PEEK

PPSU/PEI

PPS

TECASINT

VESPEL®

PVC

Polypropylene (PP)

Polyurethane (PU)

Acrylic (PMMA)

Polycarbonate (PC)

Micarta Laminates

Adcomp Laminates

Machined Components

 
 
 
 
 
Sheet, Rod, Tube & much more…
   

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Plastic Solutions For Engineers

OVERVIEW
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Supply Services Ltd is a direct importer and distributor of Engineering Plastics. We can Cut To Size, Fabricate or Machine these and other materials to your specifications.

Supply Services Ltd stocks a comprehensive range of specialist OEM plastic products for the Wood Processing industry.

If you are unsure of which plastic will suit your application, give us a call! There are many different grades available including those for severe duty or specialist applications.

Our Customer Services staff are able to offer telephone support and we have Sales Representatives in the field able to discuss your applications first hand.

The information available on this website and in the documents available for download are accurate to the best of our knowledge and information contained therein is intended for general use only. Applications suggested for the materials are described only to help the reader make his own evaluation and decision, and are neither guarantees nor to be construed as express or implied warranties of suitability for these or other applications. We recommend written verification from the company with regard to specific applications, particularly those involving food grade compliance or risk to human life.

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UHMWPE
Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
Download our UHMWPE installation guide (1mb)

• UHMWPE Natural (Ultra 5000)
• UHMWPE Indicator Plate (Black on Yellow)
• UHMWPE Repro (Ultra 5000)
• UHMWPE Abrasion Resistant (Ultra 9000AR)
• And more...


Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) is often referred to as the world’s toughest polymer. UHMWPE is a linear high density polyethylene which has high abrasion resistance, as well as high impact strength. UHMWPE is also chemical resistant and has a low coefficient of friction which makes it highly effective in a variety of applications.

 
 
AR Hi-Viz in action

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Wear strips, hopper linings, impact bars, scrapers…
 

 
HMWPE
High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (HMWPE) is a high density polyethylene with a molecular weight of 500,000g/mol. This gives it better wear, impact and abrasion resistance than HDPE but it does not achieve the superior performance of UHWMPE.

 

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Natural
Similar to UHMWPE

 

HDPE
High Density Polyethylene

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is more rigid and harder than lower density PE’s. Its tensile strength is four times that of LDPE and its compressive strength is three times better. Compared to UHMWPE it has approximately 1/3 the wear resistance and 1/2 the impact resistance.

 

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Natural, FDA compliant colours, Pebble Finish
Cutting boards, change parts, food cutters…
 

NYLON
Polyamide (PA)
Contact us for our NYLON Oil BEARING DESIGN data sheet


TECAMID & TECAST

• NYLON Natural
• NYLON Oil
• NYLON MoS2
(TECAST T)
(TECAST L YELLOW)
(TECAST TM)
Nylons were the first of the thermoplastic engineering resins. TECAST nylon is widely known for its abrasion and impact resistance. Absorption of moisture further enhances its shock resistant properties. TECAST nylons cost effectiveness sees its variants utilised in many industries. Addition of oil to the polymer gives improved performance in sliding applications with high pressure-velocity factors. An MoS2 filler increases dimensional stability and improves resistance to abrasion.
 

Standard Grades:2
Applications:

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Natural, High Impact, Oil Filled, MoS2 & Glass Filled
Bushes, pulleys, sheeves, gears…

ACETAL
Polyoxymethylene (POM)

TECAFORM acetal is suitable for a wide range of applications. It is characterised by its resistance to organic solvents and outstanding machinability. TECAFORM acetal has good sliding and abrasion behaviour, and low water absorption properties.

TECAFORM

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Natural, Black. Copolymer POM-C and
Homopolymer POM-H.
Closely machined, food grade components.

ACETAL-PE BLEND
Blend Of POM & PE

By blending Acetal with UHMWPE a unique product is produced, giving TECAFORM AH-LA Blue acetal enhanced dry running properties. It is particularly effective running against stainless steel when a closely machined, self lubricating part is required for use in a caustic environment. Usually used as substitute to PTFE lubricated PETP, which has limited resistance to caustic cleaning solutions and hot water.

TECAFORM AH-LA Blue

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Components for food packaging equipment.

PETP
Polyethylene Terephthalate

Thermoplastic polyester exhibits good wear properties in moist or dry surroundings. TECAPET PETP has high dimensional stability due to low thermal expansion, low moisture uptake, good dielectric properties and good chemical resistance. Hot water resistance is low.

TECAPET

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Natural & PTFE filled for internal lubrication.
High precision components. Also an alternative to Acetal when microporosity in the rod centreline is not desirable.

 

PTFE
Polytetrafluoroethylene

PTFE (DuPont’s trademark of Teflon®) is a thermoplastic member of the fluoropolymer family of plastics. PTFE has a low coefficient of friction, excellent insulating properties, and is chemically inert to most substances. It also can withstand high heat applications up to 260oC and it is well know for its anti-stick properties.

TECAFLON

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Natural plus fillers of glass, carbon, bronze and more.
Components requiring chemical and temperature resistance.

 

PEEK
Polyetheretherketone

TECAPEEK has a unique balance of high performance properties. It exhibits a low level of creep, high modulas of elasticity, low friction properties and excellent abrasion resistance. TECAPEEK has very good resistance to a wide variety of chemicals and the ability to perform up to temperatures of 260oC.

TECAPEEK

 

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Natural & Bearing Grade available.
Components where temperature, chemical, electrical & radiation resistance is required.

 

PPSU/PEI
Polyphenylene Sulphone/Polyetherimide

Medical technology benefits in particular from the outstanding properties of TECASON. It has a high strength, hardness and rigidity over a wide range of temperatures.

TECASON

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PPS
Polyphenylene Sulphide

TECATRON is resistant to oxidation and hydrolysis. It can be continuously used at temperatures up to +230oC and briefly at up to +260oC.

Strength, rigidity and hardness of TECATRON are regarded as very good.

 

TECATRON

 

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TECASINT
Polyimide

Semi-finished products and direct formed parts made of TECASINT have outstanding long-term thermal stability. The broad temperature range of these materials extends from -270oC to 300oC . TECASINT materials will even withstand short-term heating to 350oC, without melting or softening. Material strangth, dimensional stability and creep resistance under mechnical load also remain high in continuous use.

TECASINT

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VESPEL®
Polyimide

Parts made of VESPEL® Polymid prove themselves to be extremely stable in their dimensions. Heat resistance which many other plastics do not achieve. Even placed shortly in a temperature reaching 482oC, VESPEL® parts do not melt or soften up.

VESPEL®

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PVC
Polyvinyl Chloride

PVC is a non-corrosive, chemical and oil resistant material which is impervious to water. It has excellent electrical insulating properties and is suitable for most types of processing. PVC will not support combustion.

 

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General engineering grade.
Lost cost, oil and chemical resistant parts.
 

POLYPROPYLENE (PP)

Polypropylene offers a good balance of thermal, chemical, and electrical strength. The durability to impacts, primarily at low temperatures is not as good as that of polyethylene. Yet the high resistance to chemicals, even solvents, combined with its affordability is often decisive for the use of polypropylene over other materials.

TECAFINE

 

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General engineering grade.
Chemical tanks, fume cupboards…
 

 

POLYURETHANE (PU)

Polyurethane is an elastomeric material of exceptional physical properties such as, toughness, flexibility, resistance to abrasion, temperature, puncture and tearing. Its hardness can vary from very soft to extremely hard. Polyurethane combines the toughness of metal with the elasticity of rubber. Polyurethane can be custom cast, enabling it to be cost effective for small to medium production runs.

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60A to 70D Shore hardness
Bumper pads, roll coatings, wheels, sprockets…
 
 

ACRYLIC (PMMA)
Polymethyl Methacrylate

Acrylic possesses a good balance of mechanical properties such as tensile strength, elongation, modulas of elasticity, flexure and impact. Dimensional stability is excellent. Acrylic is available in many shapes from balls, bar to sheet in clear form to a multitude of colours.

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Glazing, signage, lighting lenses, displays…  
   

POLYCARBONATE (PC)

Polycarbonates are characterised by an excellent combination of toughness, transparency, heat and flame resistance, and dimensional stability. Perhaps its most recognised benefit is its near shatterproof resistance compared to glass.

 

TECANAT

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General engineering grade.
Glazing, sight glasses, see through machine guards…
 

 

MICARTA LAMINATES

Thermoset plastic industrial laminates are uniformly dense and structurally strong materials that will not soften appreciably under the reapplication of heat. They are extremely durable plastics that are lightweight and moisture resistant. They are manufactured from various base resins such as phenolic, epoxy, melamine, silicone and polyester. Combined with various layers of reinforcing using paper, cotton or glass matting, they provide a diverse range of materials for many industries.

 
Micarta® Shot-Blocker ™
is the first choice in bullet-resistant fiberglass laminate

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Phenolic/Cotton & Phenolic/Paper
Highly loaded parts and electrical insulation applications.
 
     
 

 

ADCOMP LAMINATES
High Pressure & Marine Bearings
Contact us for our ADCOMP BEARING DESIGN data sheet

Short for Advanced Composite Bearings, this product is a premium high pressure bearing material. It offers engineers a real cost effective alternative to phosphor bronze, with many advantages over phosphor bronze and the old traditional bearing materials sometimes used in its place.

L2 Marine grade has approval with Lloyd's Register of Shipping for use as a synthetic rudder bearing material, for a bearing pressure of 5.5Nmm-2 under wet and dry conditions, and for a bearing pressure of 10Nmm-2 under wet and dry conditions (ABS, DNV and many other approvals are available also).

Standard Grades:2
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L1 Natural, L1/G Graphite & L2 Marine (MoS2+PTFE)
Highly loaded bearings & marine bearings.




 

MACHINED COMPONENTS

To complement our range of Industrial Plastics, Supply Services Ltd also offers a full machining service to our customers.

Using CAD-CAM technology we can also draught drawings of your parts and recall them for future manufacture ensuring you get the same part time after time!

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