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PSU (Polysulfone) is a transparent material. It is tough and rigid with good thermal stability and resistance to chemicals.
PPS has excellent strength of 80MPa and is highly rigid. It is resistant to high temperature, UV light, chemicals and creep.
PPE – PS
PPE – PS is a blend of polyphenylene ether and polystyrene. It is highly ductile and exhibits good resistance to impact.
PS (Polystyrene) is a transparent, amorphous thermoplastic. It is hard, brittle, rigid and resistant to gamma radiation.
PP (Polypropylene) has excellent resistance to moisture and chemicals, impressive impact strength and good elasticity.
PE (Polyethylene) has good strength ratio. It is resistant to chemicals, impermeable and exhibits good electrical insulation properties.
PET has a melting point of about 270°C; hence, molding is done at a high temperature. It is a hard material with low moisture absorption.
With a strong environmental resistance, PEI is highly stiff and stable. It is rigid and retains its strength at high temperatures.
PC – PBT
PC – PBT has high toughness, dimensional stability and good resistance to heat and chemicals. It has good impact resistance and stiffness.
PBT has excellent resistance to abrasion and creep. It has a low coefficient of friction and a low moisture absorption.
Nylon PA 6/6
PA 6/6 is the most common variant of nylon used for engineering applications. It has a high melting temperature.
Nylon PA 6
The fibers are tough but retain high tensile strength and elasticity. PA 6 is extremely resistant to wear and good electrical insulation.
LDPE is the most flexible member of the polyethylene family. It offers good resistance to stress and pliability with good strength.
HDPE is light in weight with high strength. It is resistant to chemicals and heat, impermeable and has good electrical insulation.
POM is an easy resin for molding. It has a relatively high tensile strength as well as high resistance to wear, creep and warp.
Acrylic (PMMA) is the most common form of clear, moldable thermoplastic, often used in place of glass due to its higher resistance.
PEEK is used in the production of components such as tubes, bearings, seals, valves, electric insulation and even medical implants.
PLA is derived from renewable sources and is biodegradable. It can easily be melted and shaped without losing its mechanical properties.
PC – Polycarbonate is a naturally transparent plastic with high strength and durability on impact. It is shatter resistant and heat resistant.
PC – ABS
PC – ABS Polycarbonate blends the ease of processing of ABS with the high strength and mechanical properties of PC.
ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate) is an amorphous thermoplastic with improved weather resistance. It is widely used in prototyping in 3D printing.