Basic plastics

Basic plastics are widely-used, cost-efficient materials.

This group includes thermoplastics, such as PE (polyethylene), PP (polypropylene), PVC (polyvinyl chloride), ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) and PS (polystyrene). Typically, basic plastics are used in environments where temperatures remain below 100°C.

Read more about specific basic plastics below.

Our product range includes basic plastics as sheets, bars and pipes, and as special products in some materials.

Physical properties

Specific gravity

Water absorption, 24/96 h (23 °C)



Food safety

Mechanical properties

Modulus of elasticity

Tensile strength

Elongation at break

Tensile strength at break

Flexural modulus

Flexural strength

Compressive modulus

Impact strength (Charpy)

Toughness (ball pressure)


Coefficient of friction (against steel)

Thermal properties

Operating temperature (instantaneous)

Operating temperature (continuous)

Operating temperature (minimum)

Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–60 °C

Thermal expansion coefficient, 23–100 °C

Specific heat capacity

Thermal conductivity

Electrical properties

Surface resistivity


Dielectric strength

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