Engineering Plastics

Engineering plastics are synthetic materials of a polymeric nature, composed of organic molecules that offer higher performance than standard materials. They are therefore optimal for technical applications that require high-performance plastics with properties such as dimensional stability, durability, resistance to impact and extreme temperatures, and tolerance to corrosion and chemicals.

Type of Engineering Plastics

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene is a hard, amorphous thermoplastic composed of three monomers: acrylonitrile, styrene and polybutadiene. The synergy of these monomers gives ABS a very diverse combination of properties, including resistance and stability to vibration or impact, even at low temperatures.

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene / polycarbonate (ABS/PC)

Acrylonitrile butadiene Styrene/polycarbonate is a mechanical blend of ABS and PC, resulting in a material with the processability of ABS and the mechanical properties and the heat and impact resistance of PC.

Polyamide (PA)

Polyamide, also known as nylon, is a semi-crystalline polymer named after its amide units. It has a wide range of thermal, chemical, electrical and mechanical properties, including volumetric strength, thermal stability at high temperatures and oxygen barrier properties.

Polycarbonate (PC)

Polycarbonate is an amorphous polymer that belongs to the family of polyesters, which has a unique combination of strength, stiffness, toughness, excellent impact resistance and low crystallinity. PC is also easy to mould, machine and thermoform.

Polyvinylchloride (PVC)

Polyvinylchloride is obtained by the polymerisation of the monomer vinyl chloride. It is a lightweight, stable, chemically harmless, inert and tough polymer. It is electrically and thermally non-conductive and is therefore considered a natural insulator.

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)

Thermoplastic polyurethane is a highly versatile elastomer with excellent conformability resulting from its chemical composition of hard and soft segments that give it rigidity and elastomeric properties respectively. TPU offers high resistance to oxygen, abrasion and low temperatures .