How do I know what type of plastic is used for a certain application?

Acetal

  • Gears
  • Cams
  • Bushings
  • Clips
  • Lugs
  • Door handles
  • Housing
  •  Fuel-systems
  • Steering columns
  • Cranks
  • Handles

 

Acrylic

  • Aircraft
  • Boats
  • Mass Transit
  • Architectural and protective glazing
  • Internally illuminated outdoor signs
  • Lighting Diffusers
  • Product prototypes
  • Demonstration models
  • Point-of-purchase displays

 

ABS

  • Housings of small appliances
  • Communications equipment
  • Business machines
  • Automotive instrument panels
  • Pipe and fittings
  • Automobile grills, wheel covers and mirror housings
  • Luggage shells
  • Tote trays
  • Large components for recreational vehicles

 

Nylon

  • Business machines
  • Appliances parts
  • Industrial equipment parts

 

Cast Nylon

  • Rollers
  • Bushings
  • Gears
  • Sheaves
  • Sprockets
  • Wear pads
  • Star  wheels

 

Polycarbonate

  • Skylights
  • Outdoors signs
  • Interior aircraft parts
  • Safety face shields
  • RV windshields
  • Safety and vandal resistance windows
  • Banks
  • Trains
  • Armored cars

 

PETG

  • Graphic arts
  • Blister packaging
  • Architectural glazing
  • Electronic component packaging
  • Baking, candy and other food industries

 

PEEK

  • Wire and cable coating
  • Automotive engine parts
  • Aerospace components

 

Low Density Polyethylene

  • Packaging applications
  • Industrial bags
  • Shrink bundling
  • Produce bags
  • Blow molded bottles
  • Large industrial containers
  • Injection molded housewares

 

High Density Polyethylene

  • Bottles and Jugs
  • Tanks
  • Trash containers
  • Carts
  • Pallets
  • Drums
  • Highway barriers
  • Cutting boards
  • Food containers
  • Tote boxes
  • Pipe
  • Kick plates
  • Buckets

UHMW polyethylene

  • Conveyor wear strips
  • Snowmobile track sprockets
  • Guide rails
  • Bearings
  •  Chute linings
  • Components requiring abrasion resistance, impact resistance, or a low coefficient

 

Polypropylene

  • Plating tanks
  • Tanks
  • Acid delivery piping systems
  • Appliance pumps
  • Water pumps
  • Scrubbers
  • Fume hoods
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Exhaust equipment
  • Chemical processing equipment
  • Packaging
  • Machine cases
  • Totes
  • Bins

 

Polystyrene

  • Appliances
  • Toys
  • Housewares

 

PTFE

  • Liners
  • Gaskets and spacers
  • Valve components
  • Tubing
  • Seal
  • Piston rings
  • Bushings
  • Bearings
  •  Slide bearings
  • Wire and cable insulation

 

Flexible PVC

  • Flexible tubing
  • Food and beverage grade tubing
  • Protective glove and clothing
  • Strip doors

 

Rigid PVC

  • Chemical processing
  • Water and waste water treatment
  • Irrigation pipe
  • Corrosive fume handling (duct)
  • Food contact applications
  • Drain , waste, and vent
  • Tanks and vessels
  • Nuts, bolt, fasteners
  • Pump and valve components
  • Plumbing

 

Expanded PVC

  • POP displays
  • Trim board
  • Sign blanks
  • Case goods

 

CPVC

  • Chemical processing
  • Plating
  • Condensate return lines
  • Water and waste water treatment
  • Corrosive fume handling
  • Hot and cold water plumbing
  • Tanks and vessels
  • Pump and valve components
  • Nuts, bolt, fasteners
  • Corrosive fume handling (duct)
Article Title:
How do I know what type of plastic is used for a certain application?
Article Summary:
Common applications for the materials that we offer.
Article Date:
3/5/2008
Article ID:
811
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