High Quality Thermoplastic Polymers

High strength, sustainable component solutions
thermoplastic polymers
  • Lightweight, strong plastics
  • Temperature and chemical resistance
  • Perfect for injection molding

Thermoplastic polymers are one of the most common industrial plastics used in manufacturing. They are composed of unlinked polymer molecules that have high molecular weight, indicating that when they are cooled to a specific temperature, they have an impressive structural strength and very smooth surfaces. When heated, the thermoplastic polymers will soften and become more elastic, making them ideal for plastic injection molding.

Thermoplastic polymer uses

Due to its properties that allow it to be easily shaped while retaining its strength, thermoplastic polymers are an excellent choice for manufacturing a wide variety of auto parts, medical equipment components, electrical insulation, and more. They are also used as coatings for heat exchangers, pumps, diaphragms, impellers, tanks, reaction vessels, autoclaves, and containers, as well as to create seats and plugs, bearing, non-stick surfaces, coatings for pipes, fittings, and valve and pump parts.

Types of thermoplastic polymers

The most popular thermoplastic polymers are polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride or PVC, polystyrene, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) which is commonly known as Teflon, Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene more readily known as ABS plastic, and polyamide, also called Nylon.

Polyethylene — Highly cost effective and very strong, polyethylene has a tensile strength of 4,000 psi, absorbs almost no water, and is resistant to chemicals.

Polypropylene —Rugged with a high chemical resistance, polypropylene is used for packaging and medical equipment and has a tensile strength of 4,800 psi.

Polystyrene —One of the most widely used plastics, polystyrene is commonly used for petri dishes, test tubes, microplates, and other laboratory containers.

Polyvinyl —Dense and hard, polyvinyl (PVC) is put to use in the construction industry, for signs, in the healthcare industry, and as fiber for clothing. It is also very common as electrical wire insulation and for pipes for plumbing.

Polyamides —Also known as nylon, polyamides are commonly used in injection molding to create parts for medical devices, cars, and pumps and is a substitute for low strength metals.

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) —Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is a very common thermoplastic polymer and is ideal for very vigorous critical applications. It is commonly used in part production and 3D-print manufacturing for OEM manufacturers.

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) —Teflon™ PTFE is a performance thermoplastic known for its chemical inertness, low coefficient of friction, broad operating temperature range, excellent dielectric properties, thermal and electrical insulating, and negligible water absorption.

Services we offer for thermoplastic polymers

AssemblyFastening, physical joining, adhesives application, sonic welding, hot stamping.

Centerless and Cylindrical GrindingTight tolerance diameters / roundness

Contract ManufacturingBlanket POs, Batch quantities, Just in Time Inventory

Machining Cutting, Turning, Milling, Grinding.

Plastic Injection MoldingSpecialty high performance molding, Plastic injection over molding, and Insert molding.

Prototyping and 3D PrintingLow Volume Machining and Molding

Meet your sustainability goals

Polymers are also easily recycled during and after the manufacturing process. Materials left over from production can be reused at a later date. After processing, thermoplastic items, like beverage bottles and household containers, can be recycled and re-used as reclaimed material.
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