plastic Injection Molding Materials

- Apr 03, 2020-

plastic material for injection mold

MaterialDescriptionBenefitsApplications
ABSCommon thermoplastic with good impact resistance and toughness.Good impact resistance with toughness and rigidityComputer housings
Metal coatings have excellent adhesion to ABSMusical instruments (recorders & plastic clarinets)
Excellent processability and appearanceTelecom devices

Small appliances (enclosures)

Automotive (interior trim, wheel covers, emblems)

Medical components
PolypropyleneThe thermoplastic polymer used for a wide number of applications.Excellent moisture resistancePackaging
Food grades availableIndustrial components for fluid processing
Mold–in hinge possibleHousehold goods
Good impact strengthAutomotive

Electrical hardware
Polyoxymethylene (POM)Dimensionally stable thermoplastic with high stiffness and low friction.High tensile strength with rigidity and toughnessMechanical automotive
Good impact and solvent resistanceBusiness machines
Glossy molded surfaceHousehold appliance
Low static and dynamic coefficients of friction (slippery)Gears
Many grades have FDA and NSF approvals on food and water contactBushings
Replace die-cast metal componentsDoor handles

Seat belt parts
PolycarbonateThermoplastic material with good temperature resistance and impact strength.High impact resistanceAutomotive headlights
ClarityBusiness machines
Dimensional stabilityConsumer products
Chemical resistance (PC blends)Telecommunications

Medical products

Mechanical goods
Polycarbonate / ABSBlend of PC and ABS that creates strong parts for a variety of applications.Good impact resistance with toughness and rigidityAutomotive exterior and interior components
Metal coatings have excellent adhesion to ABSMedical hardware
Very good indoor UV light color stabilityElectrical housings
Excellent processability and appearanceComputers

Monitors

Business equipment housings

Enclosures
PVCPVC is a polymer with good insulation properties, high hardness, and good mechanical properties.Wide range of flexibilityMedical/healthcare products
Flame retardantAutomotive applications
Dimensional stabilityHousehold items
Low costElectronic extruded wire covering
NylonPolymer material that is durable with high elongation and good abrasion resistance.Temperature capability 600°-700° for short termAutomotive components
Excellent chemical resistanceBearings
High resistance to abrasionElectronic connectors
Tough and withstands the repeated impactGears

Consumer products

Industrial products
Nylon 32% Glass FiberPolymer with excellent mechanical stiffness and elevated temperature resistance.--
Acrylic (PMMA)Material with resistance to breakage often used for transparent applications.Excellent optical clarityAutomotive transparent items such as head/tail lenses and trim
Excellent weather ability and resistance to sunlightHousehold light fixtures and decorative items
Rigid with good impact resistanceSafety equipment and shields
Good light transmission
PolystyreneLight-weight material is popular for its high impact strength and toughness.Optical clarityHousehold goods
High glossContainers
FDA grades availableFurniture
Low costHousings
Good dimensional stabilityPackaging
Good rigidity
Polyetherimide (PEI)Thermoplastic with high heat resistance and excellent mechanical properties.High heat resistanceCommercial aircraft interiors
Exceptional strength and impact modulusHealthcare products
High dielectric strengthCooking utensils
Broad chemical resistanceFiber optics
BiocompatibleElectrical products
Excellent machinability and finishing characteristicElectronic parts
Outstanding processability on conventional molding equipment
Flame resistance with low smoke evolution


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