OTHER POLYMERS AND SPECIALTIES

 

OTHER POLYMERS

 

SHORT CUT FIBERS

         

PP

Polypropylene is due to its low density one of the lightest plastics and therefore excellently qualified for end use applications such as BICYCLE HELMETS, CAR DASHBOARDS, CAR BATTERY CASES or BOTTLE CAPS.

 

ABS

With its high surface hardness and impact strength, ABS is very well suited for applications that need a scratch resistant and semi gloss surface.

Another feature is its suitability to be coated with metal.

Some end use applications are SHEETS, CASES FOR HOUSE HOLD APPLIANCES, DOOR KNOBS, WHEEL COVERS.

 

 

PC

The remarkable characteristics of Polycarbonate are its high tensile strength, impact strength, stiffness and hardness, but especially that it is a very clear product.

Therefore it is not surprising that main end uses are CDs, OPTICAL LENSES, HEADLAMP DIFUSERS, AIRCRAFT WINDOWS or VISORS FOR HELMETS.

 

PBT

As the name Polybutylentheraphtalate indicates, PBT belongs to the Polyesters and has similar characteristics as PET. It is however better suited for injection moulding as it has a different cooling as well as process performance. The main advantage of e.g. POM or Nylon is that the material has a very high dimensional stability and has good abrasion and wearout features.

End uses are e.g. COUPLING DEVICES, CASES OF ELECTRO-TECHNIC TOOLS or SHOWER QUENCH HEADS.

  These are available in Nylon 6, Nylon 66, Polyester, PP or specialty short cut fiber for reinforcement purposes in:

 

ELASTOMERE

Precision cut fibers and flock are added to reinforce natural and synthetic rubber products to improve performance of V-BELTS, TIMING BELTS AND RUBBER HOSES.

 

COMPOSITES

The use of Polyester, Nylon or specialty short cut fibers in Polymer is growing as they help to improve the strength, stiffness and durability of the base resin.

Other Polymer