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ABS ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE

ABS Key Facts Introduced commercially in the 1940s, ABS is a terpolymer whose sales have grown over the years to become the largest engineering thermoplastic in the world. In the…
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ACETAL ACETRON® GP

ACETRON® GP ACETAL Key Facts Acetron® GP is a general purpose acetal and is the only porosity-free acetal product available today. Investments in process technology now provide the performance and…
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ACETAL ACETRON® NS

ACETRON® NS ACETAL Key Facts Acetron is a new, patented, acetal-based compound containing special solid lubricants which provide superior performance in bearing and wear applications. These special lubricants are uniformly…
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ACETAL CELCON® COPOLYMER

CELCON® ACETAL COPOLYMER Key Facts Celcon® acetal copolymer is an engineering thermoplastic which has a unique combination of properties. It offers a balance of high tensile strength, shear strength, stiffness…
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ACETAL DELRIN® AF & CL

DELRIN® AF & CL Key Facts Delrin® AF is a unique thermoplastic consisting of oriented TFE fibers uniformly dispersed in acetal resin. This combination produces a material with higher surface…
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ACETAL DELRIN® HOMOPOLYMER

DELRIN® ACETAL Key Facts Delrin® acetal resins are thermoplastic polymers manufactured by the polymerization of formaldehyde, which have gained widespread recognition for reliability of performance in many thousands of engineering…
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Acrylic Cast

ACRYLIC Key Facts Cast Acrylic is a highly durable, light in weight, tough, impact resistant plastic utilized in many different industries and applications. Acrylic is widely used due to its…
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ACRYLIC/PVC KYDEX®

KYDEX® Key Facts Kydex is offered in 3 different formulations for aircraft interior applications. They are available from authorized Kydex sheet distributors. Customer sheet sized are also available to minimize trim…
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CAB CELLULOSE ACETATE BUTYRATE

(CAB) CELLULOSE ACETATE BUTYRATE Key Facts Cellulose Acetate Butyrate (CAB-UVEX®) is manufactured by the chemical modification of cellulose, a naturally occurring polymer derived from wood pulp. The cellulose is modified…
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COP cyclo olefin polymer

COP cyclo olefin polymer Key Facts COP (cyclo olefin polymer) is a specialty resin with many high performance characteristics. Its biocompatibility characteristics, chemical resistance and water vapor barrier also makes…
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ECTFE HALAR®

HALAR® ECTFE Key Facts HALAR® ECTFE Fluoropolymer is the new standard for protection against corrosion and maintains purity in the chemical processing, semiconductor and related industries. HALAR’s® exceptional chemical resistance,…
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ECTFE HYDLAR®

HYDLAR® ECTFE Key Facts HYDLAR® is a unique engineering thermoplastic that is both long-wearing and affordable. Reinforced with the lightweight strength of KEVLAR® aramid fiber, HYDLAR® is able to meet…
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LAMINATED PLASTICS-THERMOSET

LAMINATED PLASTICS-THERMOSET Key Facts & Information The fundamental difference between laminated and molded phenolics is in the nature of the filler used. The resin is basically the same although in…
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NYLON 101

NYLON 101 Key Facts Nylon 101, a type 6/6 nylon, was the first nylon material available in rod, sheet and tube form for industrial use and, since its introduction in…
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NYLON CAST ERTALON® LFX

ERTALON® LFX Key Facts ERTALON® LFX is an internally lubricated cast nylon, specifically developed for unlubricated moving-parts applications. The evenly dispersed non-toxic and “free” lubricant, built-in during the casting process,…
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Nylon Nylatron® GS

Nylatron® GS Key Facts Nylatron® GS nylon is a nylon and molybdenum disulphide composition designed to improve the mechanical and thermal properties of type 6/6 nylon, while maintaining its basic…
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Nylon Nylatron® GSM & MC 901, 907

Nylatron® GSM & MC 901, 907 Key Facts MonoCast and Nylatron® GSM nylon are produced by direct polymerization of monomer to shapes of nylon polymer, within a mold at atmospheric…
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NYLON NYLATRON® NS AND NYLATRON® NSM

NYLATRON® NS AND NYLATRON® NSM NYLON Key Facts Nylatron® NS and Nylatron® NSM nylons are proprietary bearing materials based on well-known Nylatron® and Monocast® nylon technology. These nylon formulations contain…
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NYLON ZYTEL® ST801

NYLON ZYTEL® ST801 Key Facts Zytel® ST 801 HS super tough nylon resin is a heat stabilized member of the new family of tough nylon resins. Zytel® ST 801 HS…
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PAI POLYAMIDE-IMIDE TORLON®

Facts About TORLON®(POLYAMIDE-IMIDE) Torlon® is a poly (amide-imide) which exhibits exceptional physical and chemical properties, and is useful over a wide temperature range: from cryogenic (-320°F) to 475°F. It has…
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PAS POLYARYLSULFONE RADEL®

RADEL® POLYARYLSULFONE (PAS) Key Facts RADEL® Polyarylsulfone offers outstanding thermal resistance, high impact strength, transparency, and hydrolytic stability. RADEL® Polyarylsulfone is a high temperature material possessing a superior combination of…
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PBI CELAZOLE® POLYBENZIMIDAZOLE

POLYBENZI MIDAZOLE PBI-CELAZOLE® Key Facts Celazole® polybenzimidazole (PBI) resin, is a unique organic polymer which does not burn in air and has extraordinary high-temperature resistance, along with excellent stability to…
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PBT HYDEX® 101, 202, 301 & 302

HYDEX® Key Facts HYDEX 101, 202, 301 and 302 Rod and Slab stock are a family of rigid thermoplastic polyurethane products. HYDEX products are produced from lsoplast* engineering thermoplastic resins.…
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PBT HYDEX® 4101

HYDEX® 4101 Key Facts HYDEX® 4101 is a uniform high performance engineering thermoplastic made from GE plastics, VALOX* PBT­ Polybutylene terephthalate. It is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester. HYDEX® 4101 is…
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PBT Polybutylene terephthalate (TECADUR)

PBT Polybutylene terephthalate (TECADUR) Key Facts Polybutylene terephthalate, otherwise known as PBT plastic is a semi crystalline thermoplastic within the polyester family of polymers. Like other polyesters, PBT polymer is particularly suited…
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PCTFE Kel-F®

Kel-F® PCTFE Key Facts Kel-F” 81 Plastic PCTFE is the homopolyer of chlorotrifluoroethylene. This polymer structure imparts the properties that make Kel-F” 81 Plastic PCTFE a truly unique engineering thermoplastic.…
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PEEK POLYETHERETHERKETONE

PEEK POLYETHERETHERKETONE Key Facts PEEK is a semi-crystalline, high temperature resistant, engineering thermoplastic with exceptional chemical resistance, fatigue endurance and thermal stability. PEEK also exhibits excellent mechanical and electrical properties.…
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PEI POLYETHERIMIDE ULTEM™

Facts About ULTEM™ Ultem™ is the high performance material without the premium cost. With a continuous use temperature of 338°F, Ultem™ bridges the temperature between nylon, acetal and polycarbonate, and…
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PES Radel® A (Polyethersulfone)

Facts about PES Radel® A (Polyethersulfone) One of the greatest attributes of Polyether sulfone (PES) is its resistance to high temperatures. PES offers a combination of chemical resistance and dry…
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PET polyethylene terephthalate Ertalyte®

Ertalyte® Key Facts Ertalyte® is an unreinforced, partly crystalline thermoplastic polyester based on polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It is characterized as having excellent wear resistance and a low coefficient of friction,…
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Phenolic Grade G-10 Sheeting

Phenolic Grade G-10 Key Facts Phenolic is a rigid, dense material. This phenolic grade is approximately half the weight of aluminum, and its physical toughness resists abrasion, friction, impact, and…
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POLYCARBONATE – MACHINING GRADES

POLYCARBONATE Key Facts Polycarbonate is a transparent thermoplastic which offers very high impact strength and high modulus of elasticity as a machined part.  The material has a high distortion temperature…
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POLYETHYLENE UHMW

POLYETHYLENE UHMW Key Facts UHMW is an ultra-high molecular weight, high-density polyethylene resin having a molecular weight range between 2 and 5 million. UHMW has one of the highest impact…
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POLYIMIDE ENVEX®

ENVEX® Polyimides for Demanding Environments Self-lubricating ENVEX® polyimides exhibit low wear rates and high strength at temperature extremes, extending operational life and reducing maintenance costs. High performers at elevated temperatures,…
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POLYIMIDE VESPEL®

VESPEL® POLYIMIDE Key Facts Vespel® performs well with or without lubrication under conditions which would destroy other plastics or severely wear many metals. Vespel® parts function over a wide range…
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POLYPROPYLENE

POLYPROPYLENE Key Facts Polypropylene offers a good balance of overall physical properties. These properties include chemical, moisture and heat resistance. Polypropylene resists chemical attack and staining through expo­ sure to…
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POLYSULFONE UDEL®

POLYSULFONE UDEL® Key Facts Polysulfone is a high performance thermoplastic known for its high temperature resistance, hydrolytic stability and excellent machinability. These characteristics have helped polysulfone replace metals, glass and…
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POLYVINYL CHLORIDE – PVC & CPVC

POLYVINYL CHLORIDE PVC & CPVC Key Facts Polyvinyl Chloride is one of the most commonly used thermoplastics. Normally grey or white in color, PVC is readily associated with the plumbing…
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PPA POLYPHTHALAMIDE AMODEL®

AMODEL® POLYPHTHALAMIDE PPA Key Facts Amodel® is a family of high temperature, high performance thermoplastics based on polyphthalamide (PPA) chemistry. These semi-crystalline polymers have excellent physical and mechanical properties, outstanding…
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PPO POLYPHYNYLENE OXIDE NORYL®

NORYL® Key Facts Noryl is utilized in a variety of applications but since it is FDA approved, it is commonly used in water distribution along with some usage in the…
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PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide)

Facts About Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) is resistant to a wide variety of chemicals while remaining stiff and strong over a broad temperature range. There are no known…
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PPS POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE FORTRON®

FORTRON® POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE (PPS) Key Facts Fortron® PPS, a high-performance thermoplastic material, is replacing metals, thermosets and other thermoplastics in demanding applications. Fortron is often selected over these materials because…
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PPS POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE TECHTRON®

TECHTRON® POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE (PPS) Key Facts Techtron™ brand polyphenylene sulfide thermoplastic shapes are resistant to a wide variety of chemicals, while remaining stiff and strong, over a broad temperature range.…
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PTFE MICA-FILLED FLUOROSINT® 500 & 207

FLUOROSINT® 500 & 207 Key Facts Fluorosint® 500 Fluorosint® 500 is a synthetic mica filled PTFE fluorocarbon developed to improve the mechanical and thermal properties of unmodified PTFE without affecting…
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PTFE RULON®

RULON® Key Facts Rulon® is a plastic material with a low coefficient of friction, excellent abrasion resistance, and extreme resistance to corrosion.  Rulon® was developed to improve the mechanical and…
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PVDF KYNAR®

KYNAR® PVDF Key Facts Kynar® is a high molecular weight thermoplastic polymer of vinylidene fluoride which is used extensively in the chemical processing industry because of its unique combination of…
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STYRENE

STYRENE Key Facts Rulon® is a plastic material with a low coefficient of friction, excellent abrasion resistance, and extreme resistance to corrosion.  Rulon® was developed to improve the mechanical and…
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TFE FLUOROCARBON Teflon®

Teflon® FLUOROCARBON Key Facts There are several basic members of the fluorocarbon (or fluoroplastics, as they are sometimes called) family. Most widely known are: polytetrafluoroethylene {PTFE) and polytrifluoro­-chloroethylene (CTFE). A…
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