Types of Engineering Resins Provided by Mid Continent Plastics
We have served the clients in various industries. Our vast inventory comprises the following types of engineering resins, which allows us to help our clients better.
- Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) + Alloys: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, also referred to as ABS, is thermoplastic material that offers excellent strength, stiffness, as well as surface finish. The material is well-known for its low creep, excellent toughness, and chemical resistance, as well as brilliant dimensional stability. These properties are exploited when it is combined with various other plastics.
- Polycarbonate (PC): These are transparent thermoplastic materials, which are known for their dimensional stability, as well as several other high-performance properties. These properties have contributed to the increasing use of these resins in applications demanding high-temperatures, and safety. These resins experience minimal degradation between various cooling and heating points. Owing to its durable structure, polycarbonate is often preferred over various other plastic resins such as acrylic and PMMA.
- Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET): PET is a transparent thermoplastic resin, which is valued for its lightweight properties. It is most commonly used for the packaging of beverages and foods due to its ability to create an effective moisture barrier. This semi-crystalline engineering resin is often combined with other materials to improve its strength. Some of its important properties include water resistance, high strength to weight ratio, high impact resistance, and its economical pricing.
- Polyamide (Nylon): These engineering resins are popularly referred to as nylons. These nylons are typified with their amide groups (CONH). Based on their amide groups, the nylons encompass a wide range of materials, such as Nylon 6, Nylon 6/6, Nylon 12, Nylon 4, 6, etc. Majority of these polyamides have semi-crystalline structure, and possess excellent chemical and thermal resistance properties. The properties such as melting point, specific gravity, and moisture content will go on increasing as the nylon number increases. Nylon fibers are mainly used in the production of textiles, carpets, and fishing line.
- Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBTR): This thermoplastic resin is a thermoplastic engineering resin which is known for its electrical, thermal, and heat resistance properties. PBT resins are commonly used as an insulator in various electrical applications. These resins are treated to improve their flame retardant properties, and are made noncombustible.
- Polyether Imide (PEI): This engineering resin is often used as a cost-effective alternative to PEEK plastic. It possesses flame retardant properties, and exhibits brilliant chemical resistance, as well as good processability. PEI resins are widely used in healthcare/medical, aerospace, and automotive industries as a metal replacement.
- Polysulfone/Polyether Sulfone: Polysulfones contain sulfonyl group, which delivers stability and durability at high temperatures. These plastic resins are used in the development of special applications, and often serve as polycarbonate replacements. In many applications, these engineering resins are often reinforced with glass fibers for improving their tensile strength. These plastic resins are suited for extrusion, injection molding, and hot forming.
- Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS): These thermoplastic resins possess a wide range of beneficial features, such as excellent chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, and excellent dimensional stability. All these features are utilized by injection molding processes to produce products for aerospace, medical, filtration, and defense industries.
- Polycarbonate (PBTR): These resins possess a variety of characteristics, including low water absorption rate, high chemical and thermal resistance, excellent electrical resistance, etc. All these traits have made them popular thermoplastic across various industries such as electronics, communications, electrical, and fiber optics.
A vast inventory, strong supply chain relationships, and industry-wide experiences coupled with competitive prices have helped us become an industry recognized engineering resins supplier in the USA. Do you have any specific requirement for engineering resins? Do you feel the resin of your choice is not available with us? Please call us at toll-free number (800) 475-6000. Our experts can provide you a free quote, however, you can mail us at email@example.com to receive the same.