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Materials

Only the Best Materials will Do.

PolySource has 35 years experience in Engineering Plastics and Rubbers, including Recycled Materials.

These include:

  • Thermoplastics and Thermosets
  • Reinforced Engineering Compounds
  • Advanced Engineering Plastics and Composites for extreme applications
  • Metal-Bonded Polyurethanes and Rubbers

This tableĀ gives useful information on the more popular Plastic and Rubber Materials requested from Polysource:

Plastics Main Properties Typical Applications
ABS
  • High rigidity & impact strength
  • Excellent electrical properties
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Business machines & household appliances
  • Plumbing pipe and fittings
  • Automotive instrument panels & shelving
  • Luggage shells, boat hulls
Acetal
  • Exceptional impact resistance
  • Easily machined
  • Autoclavable
  • Low water absorption
  • Medical devices
  • Machine parts
  • High pressure hose fittings
  • Precision gears and bearings
Acrylic
  • High clarity
  • Good impact resistance
  • Excellent weatherability
  • Point of Sale display stands
  • Skylight covers
  • Teller & Triage windows
High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
  • High chemical resistance
  • Low water absorption
  • Excellent electrical insulation
  • High clarity
  • Video cassette cases
  • Compact disk jackets
  • Cafeteria trays
  • Clear shelving
HDPE
  • Low friction coefficient
  • High wear resistance & impact
  • Food approved
  • Easily formed, machined, and recycled
  • Structural & marine panels
  • Water pipes & fittings
  • Conveyor sprockets
  • Food chopping boards & rollers
LDPE, MDPE
  • Softer grades of Polyethylene
  • Exceptional stretch
  • Excellent impact & crack resistance
  • Water pipes (above ground, high impact)
  • Water barrier sheet & vehicle mats
  • Bread bags, frozen food bags, grocery bags
Nylon
  • Strong, tough, high-load wear capability
  • Good thermal resistance
  • Susceptible to moisture absorption
  • High impact & heavy load wear parts
  • Pulleys, industrial wheels, sprockets
  • Hydraulic tubing
PETP
  • Excellent tensile strength
  • Bearing grade has exceptional wear
  • Food approved
  • High operating temperature
  • Bushes and bearings
  • Precision gears
  • Pump components
Polycarbonate
  • Excellent impact resistance
  • High clarity
  • Good UV resistance
  • Moderate scratch resistance
  • Impact resistant windows
  • Pergola roofing
  • Machine guards
  • Face shields, barriers
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET, PETG)
  • High strength & impact
  • Easily mouldable & recyclable
  • Chemically resistant, paintable
  • Light-weight
  • Revolving merchandise racks
  • Indoor POS displays & shelving
  • Non-breakable jars & bottles
Polypropylene (PP)
  • Harder & stiffer than HDPE
  • High mechanical & electrical properties
  • Food approved
  • Easily formed, machined, and recycled
  • Tanks for food & chemicals
  • Structural cladding & marine grating
  • Water pipes & fittings
  • Cutting boards
Polyurethane
  • Rubbery & highly elastic
  • Tough, harder wearing, strong
  • Excellent electrical resistance
  • High resistance to oil, chemicals
  • Wide colour range
  • Forklift wheels
  • High impact engineering parts
  • Mining screens & vibration dampeners
  • Electrical insulation sheets
  • Hopper liners
PVC
  • Low cost
  • Exceptional electrical insulator
  • Good weatherability
  • High strength
  • Rigid or flexible
Unplasticized PVC

  • Water pipe, plumbing fittings
  • Fume cupboards & ducts
  • Credit cards

Flexible PVC

  • Clear factory swing doors
  • Strip curtain machine guards
PTFE (TeflonĀ®)
  • Extremely low friction coefficient
  • Outstanding chemical & heat resistance
  • Good wear properties at low load
  • High temperature gaskets
  • Non stick linings for containers & pipes
  • Seals for pump valves
  • High voltage insulators
Rubbers Main Properties Typical Applications
Butyl
  • Excellent ozone & UV resistance
  • Excellent chemical & heat resistance
  • Poor resistance to oils
  • Geo-membrane sheet
  • Automotive vibration mounts
  • Hoses
  • Gaskets
EPDM
  • Excellent ozone & UV resistance
  • Good chemical & heat resistance
  • Poor resistance to oils
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Roofing membrane
  • Mudflaps
  • Automotive seals, radiator gaskets
  • Solid tyres
Natural
  • Good ozone & UV resistance
  • Moderate resistance to acids and alkalis
  • Poor resistance to oils
  • Industrial lining
  • Bridge bearings
  • Forklift tyres
Neoprene
  • Good ozone & UV resistance
  • Moderate resistance to acids and alkalis
  • Good resistance to oils
  • Gaskets
  • Electrical insulation
  • Weather strips
Nitrile
  • Moderate ozone & UV resistance
  • Good resistance to acids and alkalis
  • Excellent resistance to oils
  • Excellent compression set
  • Oil pump seals & gaskets
  • Low temperature applications
  • Industrial applications
Silicone
  • Excellent ozone & UV resistance
  • Good resistance to acids and alkalis
  • Good resistance to oils
  • Static seals for high temperatures
  • Food applications
  • Medical devices
Viton
  • Excellent ozone & UV resistance
  • Excellent resistance to acids and alkalis
  • Excellent resistance to oils
  • Seals for hot chemicals & oils
  • O-rings for aggressive industrial uses
  • Automotive fuel applications