Advantages of Thermoplastics

Thermoplastic is a performance plastic well suited for many applications. When heated to a molten form, they can be easily cast and will harden upon cooling. When frozen, thermoplastics become brittle, almost glass like, and are more likely to fracture.

When thermoplastics are heated or cooled, their chemical formula doesn’t changes. We’ve discovered that they’re much more cost effective to process and it’s easy to manufacture thermoplastic parts in high volumes, with relatively high precision. We can easily mold or shape thermoplastic parts with injection molding, extrusion, and thermoforming.

Thermoplastics are very impact resistance and don’t dent, ding, chip or crack easily, meaning your part often has a longer lifespan than parts made from other materials. And, because they are extremely lightweight, they are a popular choice when weight is a factor in your overall designs. In many projects, they can replace metal parts, making it a durable, lightweight alternative.

They are also stain and chemical resistant, so they won’t discolour or yellow when exposed to chemicals, cleaners, and solvents, and some are even resistant to graffiti.

Codes and Compliance
When certain additives are blended with thermoplastic polymers, this performance plastic can meet code and compliance requirements for smoke, flammability, and even toxic gas release. This makes them excellent for medical applications.

Thermoplastics contain no VOCs and their manufacturing process produces no outgasses or hazardous waste.

Thermoplastics can be reprocessed and recycled almost indefinitely, making them a great performance plastic option. If you want to explore using thermoplastic performance plastic in your next manufacturing project, give our team a shout.

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