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Lexicon of noble plastics

ABS

Features :
Rigid, shiny hard surface. Resistant to shocks, scratches, tearing, grease, humidity. Printable, opaque, fast aging.

Family : Styrene

Prices: 5-10 € *

Brands : POLYLAC®, UGIKRAL®, TERLURAN®

Use : Enclosure, capping, toy buttons (Lego), credit cards.

AC

Features :
Good thermal and mechanical performances, light and gas resistance. Low aging and chemical resistance. Shiny and transparent surface, CO2 impermeability. Printable.

Family : Cellulose Acetate

Prices : 20-25 €*

Brands : CELLIDOR®, CELLON®, TRIALITHE®

Use : Eyewear, hair slides

CBA

Features :
Good thermal and mechanical performances, light and gas resistance. Low aging and chemical resistance. Shiny and transparent surface, CO2 impermeability. Printable.

Famiy : Cellulose Acetate

Prices : 20-25 € *

Brands : CELLIDOR®, CELLON®, TRIALITHE®

Use : Eyewear, hair slides

ECTFE

Features :
Very good thermal and chemical resistance, resistance between -80 and +150°C. Resistance to penetration, to flame. Surface quality

Family: Fluor

Prices : 20-30 € *

Brands :HALAR®

Use : Corrosion-proof coating, mechanical parts

EP

Features :
Good mechanical and thermic properties, dimensional stability, resistance. Abrasion. Self-extinguishing. Sensitive to humidity, UV, and thermic shocks.

Family : Epoxyde

Brands :ARALDITE®, DEVCON®, EPIKOTE®, EPOTEK®

Use : Floor covering, electrical insulation, paints and varnishes.
Planes constructions, rockets, skis.

ETFE

Features :
Good chemical inertness, resistance between -80 and +155°C. Hydrophobic, UV resistant, incombustible. Can be injected.

Family : Fluor

Prices : 30-40 € *

Brands :TEFZEL®

Use : Building coating, seals

FEP

Features :
Very high chemical inertness, resistance between -80 and +250°C. Hydrophobic, UV resistant, incombustible. Impossible to weld, collage and transformation are difficult, high price.

Family : Fluor

Prices : 20-30 € *

Brands :TEFLON® TE9302

Use : Seals

MF

Features :
Better mechanical and solvents resistance, high cost.

Family : Aminoplast

Prices : < 5 € * Brands : FORMICA®

Use : Glues, crockery, ashtrays.

PA6

Features :
Resistance to shocks, abrasion and scratches. Good resistance to solvents and hydrocarbons. Self-extinguishing. Bad behavior with moist and dry heat.

Family : Polyamide

Prices : 5-10 € *

Brands : ERTALON® TECAMID®

Use : Wheels, small gears, hair brushes. Fibers, films, gears, locks, derailleurs, ski bindings, taps

PA6.10

Features :
Resistance to shocks, abrasion and scratches. Good resistance to solvents and hydrocarbons. Self-extinguishing. Bad behavior with moist and dry heat.

Family : Polyamide

Prices : 5-10 € *

Brands : NYLON®

Use : Wheels, small gears, hair brushes. Fibers, films, gears, locks, derailleurs, ski bindings, taps

PA6.6

Features :
Resistance to shocks, abrasion and scratches. Good resistance to solvents and hydrocarbons. Self-extinguishing. Bad behavior with moist and dry heat.

Family : Polyamide

Prices : 5-10 € *

Brands : NYLON®
ERTALON® TECAMID®

Use : Wheels, small gears, hair brushes. Fibers, films, gears, locks, derailleurs, ski bindings, taps

PA11

Features :
Resistance to shocks, abrasion and scratches. Good resistance to solvents and hydrocarbons. Self-extinguishing. Bad behavior with moist and dry heat.

Family : Polyamide

Prices : 5-10 € *

Brands : RILSAN®

Use : Wheels, small gears, hair brushes. Fibers, films, gears, locks, derailleurs, ski bindings, taps

PA12

Features :
Resistance to shocks, abrasion and scratches. Good resistance to solvents and hydrocarbons. Self-extinguishing. Bad behavior with moist and dry heat.

Family : Polyamide

Prices : 5-10 € *

Brands : RILSAN®

Use : Wheels, small gears, hair brushes. Fibers, films, gears, locks, derailleurs, ski bindings, taps

PAN

Features :
Transparency, UV resistant, bad solvents resistance. Brittleness, scratches. Hard, smooth, shiny surface.

Family : Acrylic

Prices : 5-10 € *

Brands : PEXYGLAS®
ALTUGLAS®

Use : Synthetic fiber, cling film, bottling.

PAEK

Features :
Excellent mechanical resistance when heated (250°C continuously). Good chemical, mechanical, electric behaviour, abrasion.

Family : Ketone

Prices : 100-200 € *

Brands : G-PAEK®

Use: Sealing rings, filters, cabling, ABS braking. Aeronautic composites

PAI

Features :
Rigidity up to 250 °C, solvent proof

Family : Imide

Prices : 100-200€ *

Brands :TORLON®

Use : Bearings, valves, seals.
Aeronautic composites.
Planes Air Conditioning, reflectors.

PBI

Features :
Resistance to the highest temperature (310°C continuously and up to 500°C in short tip), as well as the best maintenance of the mechanical properties of all the advanced non-filled or unreinforced engineering plastics. Moisture absorption

Family : Polybenzimidazole

Prices : 100-150 € *

Brands : CELAZOLE®

Use : Bearings used in plastic injection molds, electrical connectors, valve seats, clamping ring

PBT

Features :
Rigidity, tenacity, abrasion resistant, scratches. High density. Water and gas impermeability, chemical stability (attacked by acid). Self-extinguishing.

Family : Satured Polyester

Prices : 5-10 € *

Brands : ULTRADUR®

Use : Magnetic tapes, packaging layers, bottling, bottles. Textile fibers, switches, flexible electronic circuits

PC

Features :
Resistant to shocks, tenacity and surface hardness. Water vapor proof, UV resistant, transparency. Bad resistance to fuels, detergents, solvents. Scratches.

Family : Polycarbonate

Prices : 5-10 € *

Brands : LEXAN® MAKROLON® AXXIS®

Use : Police shields, glazing, capotage bureautique, beacons, surgical instruments

PCL

Features :
Self-orientation of the molecules allowing an excellent mechanical resistance in the sense of direction. Good dimensional stability and shock resistant between -50 et +250°C. Solvents resistant

Family : Liquid Crystal

Prices : 100-200 € *

brands : VECTRA® ZENITE®

Use : Baking dishes, Card reader, CD reading head. Encapsulation

PE BD

Features :
Flexibility, resistant to shocks, water resistance. Low thermal resistance, flammable, UV oxidation, difficult bonding, HF welding impossible.

Family : Polyolefin

Prices : < 5€ * Brands : BASELL®
CESTILITE®, CESTITECH 7000®, TYVEK®

Use : Flexible packaging, agricultural films…

PEEK

Features :
Excellent mechanical resistance when heated (250°C continuously). Good chemical, mechanical, electric behaviour, abrasion.

Family : Ketone

Prices : 100-200€ *

Brands : VICTREX® KETRON®

Use : Sealing rings, filters, cabling, ABS braking. Aeronautic composites

PEK

Features :
Excellent mechanical resistance when heated (250°C continuously). Good chemical, mechanical, electric behaviour, abrasion

Family : Ketone

Prices : 100-200 € *

Brands : GAPEKK®

Use : Sealing rings, filters, cabling, ABS braking. Aeronautic composites

PE HD

Features :
Semi-rigid, resistance to cold -100°C, sterilization at +100°C possible, chemical stability, same inconveniences.

Family : Polyolefin

prices : < 5 €* Brands : TIVAR® CESTILENE® CESTIDUR®

Use : Hollow bodies

PEI

Features :
Use up to 180 °C, chemical stability. Fire resistant (self-extinguishing), UV resistant. Opaque.

Family : Imide

Brands:ULTEM®

Use : Bearings, valves, seals.
Aeronautic composites.
Planes Air Conditioning, reflectors.

PES

Features :
Good thermal, infrared and oxidation resistance.

Family : Sulfide

Prices : 10-20 € *

Brands: ULTRASON E®

Use: Taps, hot drinks dispensers, anesthesia equipment, medical filtration.

PET

Features :
Rigidity, tenacity, abrasion resistant, scratches. High density. Water and gas impermeability, chemical stability (attacked by acid). Self-extinguishing.

Family : Satured Polyester

Prices : 5-10 €*

Brands : ERTALYTE®

Use: Magnetic tapes, packaging layers, bottling, bottles. Textile fibers, switches, flexible electronic circuits.

PEN

Features :
Rigidity, tenacity, abrasion resistant, scratches. High density. Water and gas impermeability, chemical stability (attacked by acid). Self-extinguishing. Increased qualities, high price.

Family : Satured Polyester

Prices : 5-10 € *

Use : Magnetic tapes, packaging layers, bottling, bottles. Textile fibers, switches, flexible electronic circuits.

PF

Features :
Weak specific weight, strong resistance to wear (low friction coefficient), vibration damping, good hydrocarbons, solvents and water resistance, good temperature resistance (120°C continuously). Very low water absorbtion, easy machining, low voltage electrical insulator, good stability.

Family : Phenoplast

Brands :BAKELITE® FR4®
GP03® CELORON®

Use: Silent pinion gear, parts susceptible to fatigue, bearing shells, pulleys, camshafts, friction discs, slides, pumping segments

PFA

Features :
Very high chemical inertness, resistance between -80 and +250°C. Hydrophobic, UV resistant, incombustible. Impossible to weld, collage and transformation are difficult, high price

Family: Fluor

Prices : 30-40 €*

Brands :TEFLON® 450HP 350H®

Use: Seals

PMMA

Features :
Transparency, UV resistant, bad solvents resistance. Brittleness, scratches. Hard, smooth, shiny surface

Family : Acrylic

Prices: 5-10 €*

Brands : PEXYGLAS®
ALTUGLAS®

Use: Cadran, pare-brise, vitrine, aquarium, fibres optiques.

PCTFE

Features :
High mechanical resistance, specifically with compression, very weak creep, non-flammable when exposed to strong oxygen concentrations. Great chemical inertness, excellent UV and x-rays resistance. Very good impermeability to liquids and gas even when exposed to cryogenic temperatures.

Family : Fluor

Prices : 100-200 €*

Brands :Voltalef ®, KEL-F ®, Neoflon ®

Use :Seals

PTFE

Features :
Very high chemical inertness, temperature resistance between – 80 and + 250°C. Hydrophobic, UV resistant, incombustible. Impossible to weld, collage and transformation are difficult.

Family: Fluor

prices: 10-20 € *

Brands:TEFLON® FLUON® HOSTAFLON®

Use: Pipework, seals, prostheses, electrical insulation, lubrication, pan surfaces, moulds.

POM

Features :
Hard and smooth surface, rigidity, dimensional stability. Hot water, gas, fat, soap and solvents resistance. Sensitive to UV, opacity, attacked by detergents and acids. Little resistance to continuous heat. Hard blowing

Family: Polyamide

Prices : 5-10 €*

Brands: DELRIN® ERTACETAL® TECAFORM®

Use: Wheels, small gears, hair brushes. Fibers, films, gears, locks, derailleurs, ski bindings, taps

PI

Features :
Very good mechanical and chemical resistance (attacked by ammonia), Dimensional stability. Solvent and oxidation resistance. Incombustible. Thermal resistance (-200° +300°). Easy bonding, hard to transform. High price.

Family: Polyimide

Prices: 100-300 €*

Brands : P84® KAPTON® VESPEL®

Use : Valves, electrical component box. Films, cable insulation, flexible printed circuits base.

PP

Features :
Rigidity, good mechanical resistance, abrasion resistant, heat resistance 110°C – 130°C, shiny, transparent, hard to scratch. Same inconveniences and fragility from 0°C. Difficult to paint and bond.

Family: Polyamide

Prices: < 5 €* Brands : HOSTALEN PP®, VESTALEN®, TROVIDUR PP®

Use : Valves, electrical component box. Films, cable insulation, flexible printed circuits base.

PPA

Features :
Temperature resistance 165°C, self-extinguishing. Resistant to hydrocarbons.

Family : Phtalamid

Brands: ZYTEL®

Use: Fuses, circuit boards, cooling systems.

PPO

Features :
Can’t be transformed when pure, it is mixed with PS to get a material with good thermal and chemical resistance, fire resistance, as well as mechanical properties. Good electrical insulator, good impact resistance at low temperatures, very low moisture absorption, excellent dimensional stability and accuracy from – 40 to 120°C.

Family : Aromatic Polyether

Brands : NORYL®

Use : Bumper and car wing. Parts in contact with boiling water (appliances, medical…)

PPS

Features :
Rigidity, stability, UV resistant, solvents resistant up to 120°C, brittle, difficult to color.

Family: Sulfide

Prices: 10-20 €*

Brands : RYTON® TECHTRON® FORTRON®

Use : Taps, hot drinks dispensers, anesthesia equipment, medical filtration.

PS

Features :
Rigidity, shiny, transparency, welding and ultrasound are possible, easy bonding, dimensional stability. Resistant to shocks ,scratches and hydrocarbon. Colored transparency, brittle.

Family: Styrene

Prices : 5-10 €*

Brands : HOSTAPOR®, LACQRENE®

Use : Blister pack (pot), cassettes, box, enclosure

PUR

Features :
Good insulation property. Performance depending on both method and density.

Family: Polyurethanes

Prices: < 5 €* Brands : BAYDUR, BAYFLEX, BAYGAL, ELASTHANNE, LYCRA, SPANDEX

Use : Seat foam, insulation, clothing, paintings

PSU

Features :
Dimensional stability, resistance – 100°C + 150°C.
Bad behavior fuel/solvent, difficult to transform, shrinkage. Self-extinguishing. Transparence possiblity. High price.

Family: Sulfide

Prices: 10-20 €*

Brands : TECASON®
UDEL®

Use: Taps, hot drinks dispensers, anesthesia equipment, medical filtration.

PVC r

Features :
Rigidity, abrasion resistant, MI, easy bonding, good behavior oil/grease, poor fuel resistance, may brown with UV.

Family: Vinyl

Prices: < 5 €* Brands : VINIKA®
VINNOL® VESTOLIT®

Use : Tubes, profiles, hollow bodies, credit cards. Alimentary : packing (paper).

PVC s

Features :
Flexibility, HF welding.

Family: Vinyl

Prices : < 5 € * Brands : HOSTALIT®, LUCOVYL®

Use: Taps, hot drinks dispensers, anesthesia equipment, medical filtration.

PVDF

Features :
Excellent resistance to aggressive halogen products (chlorine, bromine, fluorine, iodine), strong acids, even at high temperatures (175 °C). Inherent resistance to fire.
Stability to UV and special radiation, very weak microbiological attachment, abrasion resistant.

Family: Fluor

prices: 10-20 €*

Brands :KYNAR® SYMALIT® SOLEF®

Use: Pharmaceutical, drinks, chemical and flammable products manipulation

UF

Features :
Weak mechanical resistance, UV sensitive, important shrinkage. Light shades, odorless.

Family : Aminoplast

Prices : < 5 €* Use: Toilet lids, glues, furniture.

UP

Features :
Rigidity, dimensional stability, important shrinkage, good adhesion on fiberglass, heat resistance 150-200°C. Inflammability, may become translucent, strong smell.

Family : Polyester

Prices: < 5 €* Use: Unreinforced : electrical insulation, buttons, moldings, polishes. Reinforced : body panels, antennas, swimming-pools, electric meters, subway seats, toilet blocks.

SI

Features :
Flexibility and elasticity, no mechanical resistance. Temperature resistance from -50 to +250°C. Good behavior with moisture and vapor. Incombustible, can’t be printed. Cost.

Family : Silicone

Prices: 5-10 €*

Use: Seals, nipples, tubes and medical probes, prostheses. Insulation, water repellent fabrics, release agent.

THV

Features :
Very high chemical inertness, resistance between -80 and +250°C. Hydrophobic, UV resistant, incombustible. Impossible to weld, collage and transformation are difficult

Family: Fluor

Prices : 10-20 € *

Use : Sealing, fuel, semiconductor industry, coating

* Rates shown are not contractual and indication.