Standard Materials

Our range of standard plastic materials are referred to as commodity plastics. These materials are either amorphous or semi-crystalline thermoplastics which are generally low cost, have low temperature resistance, low strength, but are widely used across many New Zealand industries in applications up to 90°C. Our range encompasses different thicknesses and colours of UHMWPE, HMWPE, HDPE, LDPE, PVC, ABS, PPE, Acrylic, Polyurethane and Polypropylene.

UHMWPE Premium

UHMWPE Premium

Premium abrasion resistant grade of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene UHMWPE. Further enhanced with either silicone (XLS) for release and slip, or with glass (GXL) for unparalleled wear resistance. POLYSLICK™ XL grades are UV stabilised and have reduced thermal expansion.

Colour
Orange & Grey
Specs
Polyslick™ XL
LT Service Temp
90ºC
UHMWPE Natural

UHMWPE Natural

UHMWPE natural is often referred to as the world’s toughest polymer. It is chemically resistant and has a low coefficient of friction which makes it highly effective in a variety of applications. High abrasion resistance, as well as excellent impact strength.

Colours
Natural, Black & Various Colours
Specs
Polyslick™ Virgin
LT Service Temp
90ºC
UHMWPE Reprocessed

UHMWPE Reprocessed

Reprocessed grade UHMWPE utilises finely ground post production material to produce an economical substitute to using 100% virgin resin. Technical properties will be reduced from virgin material although hardness may be slightly increased. Generally the colour is black but it may show other coloured particles.

Colour
Black
Specs
Polyslick™ Repro
LT Service Temp
90ºC
HMWPE (PE500)

HMWPE (PE500)

Compared to UHMWPE, HMWPE has approximately 10% of the impact strength and only 25% of its abrasion resistance. HMWPE has a slightly better price point than UHMWPE and may be used where impact and abrasion are not a primary concern.

Colours
Natural, Black & Colours
Specs
Densetec™ HMWPE
LT Service Temp
90ºC
HDPE (PE300)

HDPE (PE300)

HDPE has approximately 6% of the impact strength and only 25% of its abrasion resistance of UHMWPE. HDPE has a higher tensile strength and is the hardest material of the two. Typically, it is an extruded sheet product which can have a glossy or embossed finish.

Colour
Natural, Black & Colours
Specs
Densetec™ HDPE
LT Service Temp
90ºC
Polypropylene

Polypropylene

Polypropylene offers a good balance of thermal, chemical and electrical properties with moderate strength. Copolymers offer better impact resistance, while Homopolymers are stiffer and have higher operating temperatures. Abrasion resistance is poor.

Colour
Natural, Black, White, Beige
Specs
Densetec™ Polypropylene
LT Service Temp
PP-C 80ºC/PP-H 100ºC
PVC Unplasticised

PVC Unplasticised

Excellent strength to weight ratio, chemical and flame resistance, make unplasticised PVC the material of choice for a wide range of applications. Offering low cost, rigid and durable, solvent cementable with excellent electrical insulation makes this a very versatile material.

Colour
Grey, Black, White
Specs
Unplasticised PVC
LT SERVICE TEMP
60ºC
Acrylic PMMA

Acrylic PMMA

Acrylics are strong, stable, weather resistant and thermoformable. Sheets are available in transparent,
translucent, and opaque colours, as well as a variety of surface textures. Also known as Perspex®.

Colour
Clear & Colours
Specs
GEHR & TECANAT
LT Service Temp
80ºC
ABS

ABS

TECARAN ABS offers a good balance of mechanical, chemical and electrical characteristics. Impact properties are also exceptionally good at room temperature. Able to be bonded and welded.

Colour
Grey
Specs
TECARAN
LT Service Temp
75ºC
PPE

PPE

TECANYL PPE exhibits unusually low moisture absorption because of its inherent composition. Good electrical insulating properties are achieved over a wide range of humidity and temperature conditions. Chemical attack from water, most salt solutions, acids and bases is also minimal.

COLOUR
Beige, Black & Grey
SPECS
TECANYL
LT Service Temp
60ºC
Polyurethane PU

Polyurethane PU

An elastomeric material of exceptional physical properties such as, toughness, flexibility and resistance to abrasion, temperature, puncture and tearing. Grades from shore hardness 50A to 75D. PU combines the toughness of metal with the elasticity of rubber. PU can be custom cast, enabling it to be cost effective for small to medium production runs.

Colour
Transparent & Colours
Specs
Northane™ | Norzorb™
LT Service Temp
85ºC
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