High Performance Plastics

Special plastics include fluoroplastics and technical plastics that have more advanced properties than standard technical plastics.

Often such plastics are used in applications in which the permanent operating temperature is higher than 150°C, strong chemicals are present or conditions are demanding in various ways. Several special plastics are resistant to temperatures of 200°C and some can even withstand temperatures of up to 400°C.

Special plastics include PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene or Teflon), PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride), PPE (polyphenylene ether), PMP (polymethylpentene), PSU (polysulphone), PPSU (polyphenylsulphone) PEI (polyetherimide) PES (polyethersulphone) PPS (polyphenylene sulphide), PEEK (polyether ether ketone) PEK (polyetherketone) PEKEKK (polyetherketoneetherketoneketone) PAI (polyamide-imide) PI (polyimide), E-CTFE and FlexGuard rubber graphite.

Read more about specific special plastics below.

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

 
Physical properties

Specific gravity

Water absorption, 24/96 h (23 °C)

Weather-resistance

Combustibility

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)

Wear-resistance

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

Resistivity

Dielectric strength

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