Plastic Materials We Work With

plastic material components

Each year we process over 1000 different line items of raw material – different plastics, different grades, different thicknesses, different colours, different surface finishes. We process this variety of plastics to meet the varying needs of our customers. With over two decades of plastic processing experience, chances are that we have specific experience of processing your chosen plastic.

As members of the British Plastics Federation we aim to keep on top of developments in plastic materials and plastic processing technologies.

If you are a Design Engineer and you are looking for advice on selecting a suitable plastic material, we can advise you quickly on the most appropriate plastic for your component or assembly. We are not tied to any one material manufacturer – we work with more than a dozen. As such, we can offer you impartial advice on the most suitable material for your needs.

There are 15 main types of plastic that we work with. Each type has several grades available, several manufacturers who supply the various grades, and several trade names used to market the material. We have not listed every grade and every trade name, so if you are unsure if we can process your chosen plastic, just give us a call.

Our plastic material experience encompasses a large range of plastic grades from the following plastic raw material types:

  • ABS
  • Acetal (POM)
    • grades: POM-C, POM-H
    • common trade names: Delrin
  • Acrylic (PMMA)
    • grades: cast, extruded, co-extruded, impact modified
    • common trade names: Perspex
    • nylon (PA)
    • grades: PA6, PA66, PA12, other proprietory grades
  • PEEK
  • phenolic (PF)
    • grades: SRBP, SRBF, other proprietory grades
    • common trade names: Tufnol, Trespa
  • polycarbonate (PC)
    • grades: UV resistant, hard-coat, recycled, static dissipative
    • common trade names: Makrolon, Lexan
  • polyester (PET)
    • grades: PET, APET, PETG
    • common trade names: Polystone, Priplak, Mylar
    • polyethylene (PE)
    • grades: LDPE, HDPE, HMWPE, UHMWPE, PE300, PE500, PE1000, recycled
  • polypropylene (PP)
    • grades: PPC, PPH, EPP
    • common trade names: Polystone, Priplak, Mylar
  • Polysulphone (PSU)
  • PTFE
    • common trade names: Teflon
  • PVC
    • grades: UPVC, CPVC
    • common trade names: Darvic, Simona
  • PVDF
  • Styrene (PS)
    • grades: HIPS
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