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Engineering Plastics are a group of high performance plastic material that have good mechanical strength, excellent chemical resistance and better thermal properties than commodity plastics. Engineering Plastics have gradually replaced traditional engineering materials such as metal in many applications.
Types of Engineering Plastics :
CROSS-LINKED POLYETHYLENE (XLPE)
Cross-linked polyethylene shares some properties of polyethylene like high chemical resistance and remarkable moisture resistance. Its high thermal insulation qualities make it suitable for use in both high voltage and temperature conditions.
Common applications of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) are in building plumbing (or pipework) systems, as insulation for high voltage cables, and as an alternative for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and copper tubing in water pipes.
Polycarbonate (PC) plastics are a naturally transparent amorphous thermoplastic. It has glass-like transparency, good impact resistance which could commonly be used in plastic lenses in eyewear, in medical devices, automotive components, protective gear, greenhouses, Digital Disks (CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray), water bottle and exterior lighting fixtures. Polycarbonate also has very good heat resistance and can be combined with flame retardant materials without significant material degradation.
Polyoxymethylene (POM) plastics are a thermoplastic with high strength, hardness and rigidity. And its excellent dimensional stability and low friction made it usually be used in applications as Automotive parts , Electronic components, Gears and Plumbing parts. POM serves as an alternative to metals with its good balance of mechanical and chemical properties.
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE (PMMA)
PMMA is a transparent thermoplastic homopolymer known more commonly by the trade name “plexiglass.” The material is similar to polycarbonate in that it is suitable for use as an impact resistant alternative to glass (particularly when the high impact strength of PC is not required). PMMA is used for a variety of applications that typically take advantage of its natural transparency and the impact resistance of certain variants. Common uses include lenses, acrylic nails, paint, security barriers, medical devices, LCD screens, and furniture. Because of its clarity, it is also often used for windows, tanks, and enclosures around exhibits.
Silicones exhibit an amazing array of desirable properties such as heat, weather, and chemical resistivities. Its extensive application ranges from aerospace to personal care. We carry various types of silicone products such as fluid, emulsion, resin, rubber, and powder.
Synthetic rubber is manufactured from petroleum by-products using either solution or emulsion polymerisation techniques. Synthetic rubber can be modified to allow greater customisation of mechanical properties more than natural rubber. Such as increased resistance to temperature, chemicals, and solvents. We also carry resin modifiers and additives to allow both thermoplastic and thermoset resins to exhibit higher impact strength and flexibility.
Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) is an intermediary in the manufacture of urethane-based materials such as polyurethane. MDI and its modified forms are reactive chemicals supplied as liquids or solids. In combination with polyols (polyester or polyether), they are used for the manufacture of cellular (foamed) and non-cellular (compact) polyurethane polymers including textiles, coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE). We carry both Polymeric MDI (PMDI) and Monomeric MDI (MMDI).