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.
Polytetrafluoroethylene has several good qualities, including excellent chemical strength and heat‑resistance. It has a lower coefficient of friction than other polymers do, and its electrical…
PTFE GF25 is a PTFE with added glass fibre (25%). Because of the additive, it has greater mechanical strength than pure PTFE does. It also has higher load‑resistance than the pure PTFE material,…
PTFE CF25 is a PTFE with added graphite (25%). Because of the additive, the material has a lower coefficient of friction than pure PTFE, and its load‑resistance too is better. The material is also…
PTFE BZ60 is a PTFE with added bronze (60%). The material has good load‑ and wear‑resistance. Because of the additive, it conducts heat well.
D-TEKBLUE, which belongs to fluoroplastics, is an FDA- and EU 10/2011-approved, food‑grade blue PTFE. It can be detected with X-ray and metal detectors, making it a popular material in the food…
Polyvinylidene fluoride is a thermoplastic with good chemical‑resistance, mechanical strength, and heat‑resistance. It is used in linings and coatings, and in machine parts. Suitable for welding,
PPE GF30 is an amorphous thermoplastic that is used mainly in applications requiring great precision and good creep‑resistance also at high temperatures. It is an electrically insulating material…
Polymethylpentene is a strong, clear amorphous thermoplastic that is similar to polypropylene. It has good chemical-resistance and electrical insulating properties. Its density is extremely low…
Polysulphone is a translucent amorphous thermoplastic with good mechanical strength and heat‑resistance. It is also resistant to hydrolysis and suitable for sterilisation. Being amorphous, it is…
Polyphenylsulphone is an amorphous thermoplastic with high resistance to heat and chemicals. It is also resistant to hydrolysis, and in practice it can be sterilised as often as necessary. The…
Polyetherimide is an amorphous thermoplastic that belongs to the family of polyimides. It has good dimensional accuracy across a wide temperature range. This heat-resistant material also exhibits low
PEI GF30 is a PEI material with added glass fibre. The additive improves the material’s mechanical rigidity and durability.
Polyethersulphone is an amorphous thermoplastic that is similar to PSU. However, its chemical-resistance and impact strength are better than those of polysulphone.
Polyphenylene sulphide is a partially crystalline thermoplastic that is suitable for use at high temperatures. Its chemical structure makes it extremely durable. It retains its great mechanical…
PPS GF40 is an extremely strong and dimensionally accurate version of PPS, with added glass fibre. It is suitable for use in applications that require extremely strict tolerances.
PPS PVX is a polyphenylene sulphide that contains added carbon, PTFE, and graphite. It has a low coefficient of friction and excellent sliding characteristics. Therefore, it is an ideal material for…
Polyether ether ketone is a partially crystalline aromatic polymer with special qualities. It retains its mechanical strength also at high temperatures. In addition, PEEK has high impact strength at…
PEEK GF30 is a PEEK material with added glass fibre. The additive gives it greater mechanical hardness and elongation ability than pure PEEK.
PEEK CF30 is a PEEK material with added carbon. This gives the material greater mechanical strength and wear‑resistance than the unmixed material provides. The added carbon makes this material…
PEEK PVX is a PEEK of suitable quality for bearings. The material contains added carbon, PTFE, and graphite, which render it excellent in sliding applications. Therefore, the material is suitable for
Polyetherketone belongs to the PEEK family, and it has good wear‑resistance and sliding characteristics. It also has a good ability to withstand both dynamic and static loads.
Polyetherketoneetherketoneketone belongs to the PEEK material family, and it has excellent mechanical properties and dimensional accuracy also at high temperatures. The material is easy to process.
Polyamide-imide is a thermoplastic with excellent performance capabilities and good ability to withstand loading also at very low temperatures. Parts made from PAI can be used as a replacement for…
Polyimide is a sintered material with excellent heat‑resistance and dimensional accuracy. The material does not soften in any conditions. It retains its mechanical strength, creep‑resistance, and
Because of its excellent resistance to permeation by gases, E-CTFE is commonly used as a coating material for chemical containers and pipes in the process industry. The material retains its impact…
FlexGuard rubber graphite
Developed by Wefapress, FlexGuard is a mixture of rubber and graphite that is used as the raw material for suction-roll seals. Mixing rubber with graphite results in an elastic and durable material.