Thermoplastic Properties & Applications

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  • Thermoplastic Properties & Applications!
    • ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
      • Properties: High Impact Strength giving Good Toughness with Good Strength, Scratch-Resistant,Lightweight and Durable
        • Applications: Kitchen Products, Mobile Phone Cases, PC Monitor Cases, Safety Helmets, Toys, Some Car Parts and Domestic Phones
    • CA (Cellulose Acetate)
      • Properties: Tough and Rigid, Lightweight with Good Strength, Transparent and Non-Flammable
        • Applications: Photographic Film, Handles for Cutlery, Cupboard Door Knobs and Glasses Frames
    • Nylon (Polyamide)
      • Properties: Hard, Tough, Resistant To Wear with a Low Coefficient Of Friction
        • Applications: Bearings, Gears, Curtain Rail Fittings and Clothing
    • PMMA (Acrylic)
      • Properties: Food Safe, Tough, Hard, Durable and Easily Machined
        • Applications: Light Units, Illuminated Signs and Lenses for Car Lights
    • PP (Polypropylene)
      • Properties: Lightweight, Food Safe, Good Impact Resistance even at low temperatures and Good Chemical Resistance
        • Applications: Kitchen Products e.g. food containers, Medical Equipment, String and Rope
    • HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)
      • Properties: Good Impact Resistance, Good Strength and Stiffness and Lightweight
        • Applications: Toys and Refrigerator Linings
    • PS (Polystyrene)
      • Polstyrene
        • Properties: Lightweight, Rigid, Colorless and Low Impact Strength
          • Applications: Packaging, Disposable Cups/Plates and Containers
      • Expanded Polystyrene
        • Properties: Floats, Good Sound and Heat Insulator, Lightweight and Low Strenght
          • Applications: Packaging, Disposable Cups and Sound and Heat Insulation
    • LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene)
      • Properties: Low Density (lightweight), Low Stiffness and Rigidity and Good Chemical Resistance
        • Applications: Detergent Bottles, Toys and Carrier Bags
    • HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
      • Properties: High Density, Good Stiffness and Good Chemical Resistance
        • Applications: Crates, Bottles, Buckets and Bowls
    • Polyvinyl Chloride
      • uPVC
        • Properties: Good Chemical Resistance, Good Resistance to Weathering, Rigid, Hard, Tough, Lightweight and can be Coloured
          • Applications: Pipes, Guttering, Bottles and Window Frames
      • PVC (un-plasticised)
        • Properties: Good Chemical Resistance, Good Resistance to Weathering, Rigid, Hard, Tough, Lightweight and can be Coloured
          • Applications: Flexible Hose e.g. Hose Pipes and Cable Insulation
    • PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
      • Properties: Moderate Chemical Resistance
        • Applications: Fibres used to make a wide range of Clothing, Blow-moulded Bottles for beers and soft drinks, Electrical Plugs and Sockets, Audio and Video Tapes and Insulation Tapes
    • PC (Polycarbonate)
      • Properties: Good Chemical Resistance, Tough and Expensive
        • Applications: Protective Shields e.g. Safety Glasses, Safety Helmets, Hairdryer Bodies, Telephone Parts and Vandal Proof Street-Light Covers


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