Semi-finished plastic products, such as plastic sheets, bars and pipes, are used as material in machining and thermoforming. Hundreds of different plastics and alloyed materials are available on the market. Materials must be selected on the basis of the application requirements.
In a high-quality material recommendation, the existing information is compared with technical data and industry-specific empirical values. First, the most suitable plastic material and starting product (sheet, bar or pipe) are determined for the application. After that, the suitability of the material is verified with calculations.
Finally, the choice of the plastic material is verified with practical tests or simulations, when possible.
Plastics offer several commonly known benefits:
- corrosion resistance
- suitability for a wide range of machining methods
We have prepared a guide on how to choose the correct plastic
Download our clearly presented guide and increase your knowledge of plastics to ensure you always select the correct material.
You can download the guide free of charge below or by clicking on this link (in finnish only).
A Guide to Selecting Plastic Materials
In this guide:
- You gain benefits of 12-point selection method.
- You learn to make plastic material selection in a systematic way.
- You start to make better and more succesful plastic material choices.