Technical plastics

Technical plastics are produced by linking additional polymer chains to basic plastics’ polymer frames.

Technical plastics include POM (polyoxymethylene or polyacetal), PA (polyamide or nylon), PET (polyethylene terephthalate), technical PC (polycarbonate), PUR (polyurethane), and their alloys. Offering higher dimensional accuracy than basic plastics during machining, technical plastics have several properties that make them suitable for challenging applications. Typically, technical plastics are used in environments where temperatures remain below 150°C.

Read more about specific technical plastics below.

Our product range includes technical plastics as sheets, bars and pipes.

 
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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