Our range of amorphous or semi-crystalline engineering thermoplastics are generally suitable for applications up to 120°C. Engineering plastic materials tend to be of medium cost, with moderate temperature resistance, mid-range strength, and exhibit good impact and chemical resistance. Our selection encompasses cast and extruded Nylons PA6 and PA66, Acetal POM, PBT, PET and Polycarbonates. Additionally, modified grades of all materials are available.
Cast nylon, compared to extruded nylon PA6E, has better physical properties such as higher tensile strength, maximum stiffness and hardness, better wear resistance, lower moisture absorption and better dimensional stability. It particularly suits the production of large parts and thick wall sections.
Oil filled nylon is a lubricant modified cast PA6C, particularly suitable for applications involving dry running. The uniform distribution of lubricant over the whole cross-section achieved with oil filled nylon guarantees a constant sliding and wear behaviour throughout the whole service life.
MoS2 filled cast nylon is similar to standard PA6C but with added solid lubricant Molybdenum Disulfide. Good UV resistance and improved sliding properties. High surface hardness, high strength, good damping properties. Tough material providing high abrasion resistance.
Extruded nylon PA6E provides good damping capacity, good impact strength and a high degree of toughness even at low temperatures. Good wear resistance, especially against rough surfaces finishes. Good overall resistance to chemicals.
Extruded nylon PA66E has good rigidity, hardness, abrasion resistance and thermal dimensional stability. It has better machinability than PA6E and is particularly suitable for parts which are subjected to high mechanical and thermal loads.
Acetal POM offers low moisture absorption, good fatigue strength and rigidity, Its dimensional stability is great for precision parts with tight tolerances. Good sliding characteristics, retains impact strength even at low temperatures and is easily machined.
Acetal PE Blend has added polyethylene (PE) as a solid lubricant for improved sliding properties and abrasion resistance. Excellent material for parts & components that require enhanced service properties and extended service life.
PET, chemically known as polyethylene terephthalate offers good wear properties in moist or dry surroundings, with high dimensional stability due to its low thermal expansion. Good chemical resistance and dielectric properties.
PET PTFE Blend (PET TF) is similar to standard PET but with a lower coefficient of friction. Enhanced sliding and abrasion resistant properties. Low moisture absorption with excellent chemical resistance.
Polycarbonate plastics (PC) are transparent and have exceptional high impact properties over a wide temperature range. Can be hot or cold formed and is virtually unbreakable. Great for machine guarding applications and safety windows.
PBT plastic being 30% glass fibre reinforced offers very high rigidity, high mechanical and creep strength. Ideal material for complicated parts requiring very high dimensional stability. Flame retardant material.
Glass filled nylon such as extruded nylon PA66E 30% glass filled increases mechanical properties such as very high strength, rigidity, creep strength, UV resistance and dimensional stability.
Extruded nylon PA66E MoS2 filled with the addition of molybdenum disulphide improves sliding and frictional properties. Impact strength is reduced, but provides higher service temperature.
Our high-quality extruded nylon PA6E MoS2 filled with the addition of molybdenum disulphide improves sliding and frictional properties. Impact strength is reduced as a result.
Extruded Nylon PA6E with 30% glass fibres increases mechanical properties such as higher strength, rigidity, creep strength and dimensional stability. Lower service temp than PA66E GF30.