General Material Overview

Following is a brief General Overview of Materials and Resins that Aztec Plastic specializes and utilizes within its Manufacturing and Plastic Injection Molding capabilities and offerings.

PEEK Resin and PAEK are part of a family of Semi-Crystalline thermoplastics that are high-performance hi-temperature resistant materials that are used for various components and applications within the aerospace, medical, military, electronics, industrial and filtration markets. This engineered resin is ideal for components where thermal, chemical and combustion properties and wear resistance are critical for performance.

Torlon is an amorphous polymer that has exceptional mechanical, thermal, chemical and wear resistant properties. It is the highest-performing thermoplastic that is still melt processable, which makes it the go-to polymer for many different applications.

PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride is a material that that has many adaptable properties which is used widely across many industries including Medical, Consumer Products, Construction, Industrial and Electrical to name a few. It comes in ridged and flexible forms and has been used to replace materials like glass and rubber.

Nylon is a typical engineering plastic that features superior toughness, heat-resistance, and oil-resistance. Used chiefly in automobile parts, connectors and other electronics components and mechanical parts and it also finds application in packaging and construction materials.

Polyethylene is the most commonly used thermoplastic polymer and is categorized into several major compounds. LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, MDPE are common types.

HDPE a widely used common variety is known for its large strength-to-density ratio and resistance to many solvents.

LDPE another commonly used variety is a very flexible material with unique flow properties.

Polybutylene terephthalate (PET) is highly flexible material with good dimensional stability and resistance to impact and many solvents.

Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) has slightly lower strength and rigidity, slightly better impact resistance than PET and a slightly lower glass transition temperature. It is a mechanically strong material with good resistance to solvents and high-heat.

Valox is a brand name (PBT/PET) which offers formulations that include performance-matched grades designed to provide application-specific property profiles. VALOX resins combine heat and chemical resistance, as well as outstanding electrical properties with exceptionally good processability and surface appearance.

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer that offers a low-cost alternative material with good thermo-resistance and mechanical properties. It is used in a wide variety of applications across many industries due to its durability

ABS, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene is known for its toughness and high-impact resistance.

Polycarbonate is a durable material with high-impact resistance as well as low-scratch resistance ideal for lens and clear optical applications. It is a good electrical insulator with good heat resistance and flame-retardant properties.

Makrolon is a brand name material that has glass-like transparency, high dimensional stability, high-impact resistance even at low temperatures and excellent heat resistance.

Lexan is a brand name high-engineered polycarbonate widely used within the Injection Molding industry.

Acrylic is a tough strong and lightweight material that is typically used as a durable replacement for glass and lens type applications with excellent optical clarity. It has good shatter proof and weatherability properties that is resistant to sunlight.

Polystyrene is a general-purpose material, polystyrene is clear, hard, and rather brittle. It is an inexpensive resin per unit weight that can make a high-performance product in different blends.

Noryl is a brand family of modified resins that are of amorphous blends of Polyphenylene Oxides (PPO) or polyphenylene ether (PPE) resins with polystyrene. Inherent properties consist of high heat resistance, good electrical insulation, with excellent dimensional stability and good processability.

Acetal polyoxymethylene’s (POM), are among the strongest and stiffest of thermoplastics with low friction and excellent dimension stability.

PEI, amorphous thermoplastic polyetherimide offers outstanding elevated thermal resistance, high strength and stiffness, and broad chemical resistance.

ULTEM is a widely used brand name and is a long-term heat resistance material
with excellent stability of physical and mechanical properties at elevated temperatures.

Liquid-crystal polymers (LCPs) are a class of aromatic polymers. They are extremely unreactive and inert, and highly resistant to fire.

LCP Vectran is a brand name and is known for its thermal stability at high temperatures, high strength and good chemical stability. They are moisture-resistant and generally stable in hostile environments.

Polylactic Acid or polylactide (PLA) is a biodegradable and bioactive thermoplastic polyester derived from renewable biomass typically from fermented plant starches.

Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE), frequently referred to as thermoplastic rubbers, are a class of copolymers or a physical mix of different polymers (usually a plastic and rubber) that consist of materials both thermoplastic and Elastomeric properties.

Santoprene a widely used brand of TPE has excellent chemical and temperature resistance with good flexibility, dimensional stability and long-term aging durability.

Neoprene also polychloroprene is a family of synthetic rubbers with good chemical stability and flame resistance with flexibility over a wide-temperature range.




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