Plastic Injection Molding for the Automotive Industry

High performance manufacturing
  • Wide range of automotive parts and accessories
  • Contract manufacturing available
  • Assembly and decorative services

Aztec Plastic is a one stop shop automotive component manufacturer that has been manufacturing turnkey injection molded plastic solutions for over 50 years. We utilize the most advanced technologies available to provide our customers with the highest quality critical parts required throughout the automotive industry. We create products that withstand high temperatures, wear, and chemical resistance, while providing increased mechanical and structural performance, conductivity and dimensional stability.

Metal replacement in the automotive industry

We work with a wide variety of plastics and resins to replace high performance automotive metal parts and components. Our plastic injection molding process can utilize Torlon, PEEK, PVC, Nylon, Polypropylene, ABS, Polycarbonate, Polyethylene, Polystyrene, Acetal, Lexan, Ultem, Valox, LCP Vectran, Noryl, Polylactic Acid, Nylon, Thermoplastic Elastomers, Santoprene, Neoprene, and more. Their load bearing, heat resistant, and low wear rate properties make these materials ideally suited to accomplish the same functions that many different types of metal products have served.

Torlon in the automotive industry

Torlon’s unique combination of high temperature strength, low temperature toughness, and excellent wear resistance performs well in vehicles, particularly high performance or racing vehicles. This plastic is used within the automotive industry, because it can be melt processed via injection molding, delivering cost effective metal replacement options that enhance part life and reduce the need for external lubrication. In addition to its temperature, chemical, and wear resistant properties, Torlon is used in the automotive industry, because it provides a variety of benefits:

Reduces noise and vibrations – Torlon auto parts result in less noise and vibration compared to metals. Resistance to abrasion and corrosion – Torlon withstands exposure to harsh chemicals within fuel systems and powertrains.

Resistance to abrasion and corrosion – Torlon withstands exposure to harsh chemicals within fuel systems and powertrains.

Friction resistance – Wear grades of Torlon are resistant to friction, even with very little or no external lubrication.

Compatibility with fluids – Torlon remains inert when exposed to ATF, transmission, and drivetrain fluids, even at high temperatures.

Lightweight – At only 18% the weight of steel, every part you replace with Torlon means less weight, greater fuel efficiency, and higher performance potential.

Torlon is used in suspension components, offset control arm bushings, transmission shift bushings, seal rings, automatic transmission check balls, thrust washers, and more. Its success with these components encourages auto manufacturers look for other opportunities to replace metal components with Torlon alternatives.

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