RM Polymer Properties

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ABS
High impact strength, good toughness/strength, scratch resistant, lightweight, durable
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CA (cellulose acetate)
Trnsparent, Tough, rigid, lightweight, good strength & non-flammable
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Nylon
Hard, tough, durable (resistant to wear) low friction
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PMMA (acrylic)
Food-safe, tough, hard, durable, easily machined
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PP (polypropylene)
Lightweight, foodsafe, impact resistance, good chemical resistance
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HIPS (high impact polystyrene)
Good impact resistance, strength, stiffness, lightweight
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PS (polystyrene)
lightweight, rigid, colourless, low impact strength
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LDPE (low density Polyethylene)
lightweight, low stiffness/density, rigidity, chemical resistance
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Expanded Polystyrene
Floats, good sound/heat insulator, lightweight, low strength
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HDPE (High density Polyethylene)
good stiffness, chemical resistance
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uPVC
chemical resistance, weathering resistance, rigid, hard, tough, lightweight can be coloured
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PVC
chemical resistance, resistance to weathering, rigid, hard, tough, lightweight, can be coloured
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PET
moderate chemical resistance
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PC
good chemical resistance, expensive material
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Epoxy resins
High strength when reinforced with fibers, chemical and wear resistance
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Melamine formaldehyde
rigid, good strength, hardness, scratch resistant, can be coloured
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polyester resisns
rigid, brittle, good heat and chemical resistance
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Urea formaldehyde
rigid, hard, good strength, brittle, heat-resistance, good electrical insulator
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Card 2

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CA (cellulose acetate)

Back

Trnsparent, Tough, rigid, lightweight, good strength & non-flammable

Card 3

Front

Nylon

Back

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Card 4

Front

PMMA (acrylic)

Back

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Card 5

Front

PP (polypropylene)

Back

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