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Plastics

ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene)

  • high hardness and scratch resistance
  • good chemical resistance
  • very good painting, printing and electroplating
  • good insulation properties
  • good thermal shock resistance
  • low water absorption
  • not weather resistant
  • not UV-resistant
  • sensitive to oxidation
  • not solvent resistant

EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate)

  • good flexibility and elasticity
  • low abrasion
  • low weight
  • good tear and impact resistance
  • good weather resistance
  • high flexibility
  • good damping properties

PA (Polyamide)

  • high strength and rigidity
  • excellent impact resistance
  • good abrasion and wear resistance
  • good oil resistance
  • good heat and cold resistance
  • "Recyclable"
  • not acid resistant
  • not UV-resistant (without additives)
  • poorly bondable
  • not food safe when hot

PC (Polycarbonate)

  • very high impact resistance
  • usable in a wide temperature range
  • self-extinguishing (flame retardant)
  • good chemical resistance
  • good UV resistance
  • good insulation properties
  • high transparency
  • high rigidity
  • low water absorption
  • notch sensitive
  • low abrasion resistance
  • possible stress cracking
  • electrostatic charge

PE (Polyethylene)

  • low density
  • good chemical resistance
  • good electrical conductivity
  • low water absorption
  • low heat resistance
  • not UV-resistant (without additives)
  • electrostatic charge
  • badly bondable

PEI (Polyetherimides)

  • high mechanical strength
  • high rigidity
  • good electrical insulation
  • good chemical resistance
  • good UV resistance
  • high heat resistance
  • flame retardant
  • electrostatic charge

PMMA (Polymethylmethacrylate)

  • excellent light transmission
  • absolutely colorless
  • good colorability
  • very good lightfastness
  • good electrical insulation properties
  • good adhesion
  • high electrostatic chargeability
  • possible stress cracking
  • easily inflammable
  • not solvent resistant

POM (Polyoxymethylene)

  • high strength and rigidity
  • good chemical resistance
  • good sliding properties
  • low water absorption
  • not acid resistant
  • not UV-resistant (without additives)
  • low heat resistance
  • badly bondable

PP (Polypropylene)

  • very good chemical resistance
  • low water absorption
  • good electrical conductivity
  • physiologically harmless
  • low heat resistance
  • not UV-resistant (without additives)
  • poorly bondable
  • electrostatic charge

PS (Polystyrene)

  • high transparency
  • good electrical conductivity
  • good chemical resistance
  • good bondability
  • brittle and fragile
  • high tendency to form stress cracks
  • not UV-resistant (without additives)
  • low heat resistance
  • not solvent resistant
  • easily inflammable

PVC (Polyvinylchloride)

  • good colorability
  • low water absorption
  • good acid and alkali resistance
  • flame retardant
  • good electrical insulation properties
  • good chemical resistance
  • good bondability
  • Embrittlement at low temperatures
  • low heat resistance
  • strongly toxic in case of fire

TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)

  • high wear resistance
  • good oil, grease and solvent resistance
  • good damping properties
  • high flexibility
  • good dynamic load capacity
  • versatile 2-K solutions
  • good weather resistance
  • good resilience

This information is not binding. Depending on the manufacturer, type or by using fillers, the properties may vary.

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