There are many different types of plastic material for injection moulding. These are available in a wide range of grades, some with additives to
improve performance, such as lubricants, heat stabilisers and glass reinforcement.
These are the materials that we mainly use:
||Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
||Rigid, high impact, good chemical resistance, outstanding electrical properties, strong, good aesthetics, opaque, glossy tough, good low temperature properties, good dimensional stability and easily electroplated, low creep.
||Valves, covers, end caps, bezels, knobs, boxes & lids, Telephone handsets, rigid luggage, domestic appliance housings (food mixers), electroplated parts, and computer housings.
||Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
||Impact resistant, transparent, good low temperature flexibility (-70'C), good chemical resistance, high friction coefficient.
||Valves, diaphragms, teats, handle grips, flexible tubing, beer tubing, vacuum cleaner hosing.
||High Density Polythene
||Flexible, translucent / waxy, weatherproof, good low temperature toughness (to -60'C), easy to process by most methods, low cost, good chemical resistance.
||Bottle caps, trays, bungs, chemical drums, jerricans, carboys, toys, picnic ware, household and kitchenware, cable insulation, carrier bags, food wrapping material.
||Low Density Polythene
||Strong & flexible, translucent, very tough, weatherproof, good chemical resistance, low water absorption, easily processed by most methods, low cost.
||Closures, lens caps, caps, squeeze bottles, toys, carrier bags, high frequency insulation, chemical tank linings, heavy-duty sacks, general packaging, gas and water pipes.
||Excellent surface finish, high rigidity, low creep, excellent resistance to mechanical stress, good in thick or thin section, making it an outstanding replacement for metals and other thermoplastics
||Camera tripod, brackets, knobs, handles.
||Nylon 6 Polyamide
||Ravamid, Zytel, Econyl, Minlon
||Excellent rigidity, heat & chemical resistance, good strength, rigidity & flame retardant
||Nuts and bolts, washers, spacers, bearings, clamp rings, closures, bushes.
||Nylon 66 Polyamide
||Nylatron, Zytel, Vydyne, Latilube
||Excellent heat & chemical resistance, good strength, rigidity & flame retardant.
||Contact plates, plugs, buttons, plug in terminal strips, switch components.
||Crastin, Valox, Celenex
||Oven handles, gears, medical.
||Duralon, Trirex, Lexan, Calibre
||Polycarbonates are strong, stiff, hard, tough, transparent engineering thermoplastics, excellent transparency, flame retardant, resistant to the weather and excellent impact resistance.
||Cases, lenses, windows , clips, light pipes, window tubes, illuminated buttons.
||Cycoloy, Lupoy, Pulse, Mayblex, Bayblend
||Good impact resistance, dimensional stability,& heat resistance.
||Cases, lids, keyboard surrounds, housings.
||Excellent rigidity, flame retardant, heat resistant, & chemical resistance
||Parts where dimensional stabiltiy at high temperatures are encountered.
||Excellent chemical & heat resistance with good electrical properties making it an outstanding replacement for metals and other thermoplastics.
||Clamp bolts, coil housings, sensor housings, probe handles.
||Good resistance to UV light, surface hardness & rigidity, excellent transparency. Brittle.
||Lenses, windows, light guides
||Very tough, resistant to chemicals, dimensions highly stable.
||Gears, bearings, valves
||Superior fatigue resistance, high impact strength, good weather resistance
||Exxtral, , Hostacom, Stamylan, Borealis
||Good chemical resistance, translucent and resistant to impact Semi-rigid, tough, good fatigue resistance, integral hinge property and good heat resistance.
|| Brackets, probes, valves, handles, and end caps, flexible and rigid packaging, automotive bumpers, cladding, and exterior trim.
||Very good physical properties, good heat, humidity resistance, poor chemical resistance, very stable dimensionally, and good electrical insulating properties,difficult to process (blended to ease injection moulding), tough.
||Connectors, brackets, electrical switch boxes, coffee pot and washing m/c parts (where high temperature and moisture are critical), replacement for die castings, drink vending machines, microwave components
||Rigid, flame and heat retardant, opaque non-burning continuous use at 240'C, good chemical resistance, good electrical insulator, moisture resistant, rarely used unfilled.
||Chemical pumps, pistons lamp bulb holders, sockets, hair dryer grills, medical equipment, TV and automotive components.
||Polystyrene (General Purpose - GPPS)
||Brittle, rigid, transparent, low shrinkage, low cost, excellent X-ray resistance, free from odour and taste, easy to process.
||Toys and novelties, rigid packaging, refrigerator trays and boxes, cosmetic packs and costume jewellery , lighting diffusers, audiocassette and CD cases.
||Polystyrene (High Impact - HIPS)
||Hard, rigid, translucent, impact strength up to 7 x GPPS, other properties similar.
||Yoghurt pots, refrigerator linings, vending cups, bathroom cabinets, toilet seats and tanks, closures, instrument control knobs.
||Compatibility with many different kinds of additives, can be clear or coloured , rigid or flexible.
||Window frames, drainage pipe, water service pipe, medical devices, blood storage bags, cable and wire insulation, roofing membranes, stationary, automotive interiors and seat coverings, credit cards.
||Rigid, transparent, tough, resistant to grease, stress cracking and crazing, easily processed, resistant to food stains.
||Windows, lenses, drinking tumblers, hi-fi covers, water jugs and toothbrush handles, kitchen and picnic ware, radio dials, washing machine trims.
||Evoprene, Santoprene, Hytrel, Thermoflex
||Clear, elastic, wear resistant and impermeable. Excellent flexibility, good impact resistance, flame retardant & chemical resistant.
||Washers, bushes, medical plugs, soles and heels for sports shoes, hammerheads, seals, gaskets.
||High mechanical strength, high flexibility and chemical resistance, excellent surface gloss and good printability.
||Seals, gaskets, grips
||Excellent flexibility, good transparency, impact resistant & chemical resistant.
||Medical cannulae and tubes.
||Excellent flexibility, high tear strength, oil resistant, good electrical properties.
||Seals, gaskets, grips grommets, connectors.