Engineering plastic extruded parts & Nylon extrusion profiles

What are engineering plastics?

Engineering polymers are plastic materials that have higher mechanical or thermal properties than commodity plastics such as polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene and polyethylene.

Being more expensive than standard plastics, engineering plastics are produced in lower quantities being used for applications such as mechanical parts. Most engineering plastics have a higher strength and heat resistance than standard plastics.

Engineering plastics are being used to replace traditional materials such as metals or glass in many applications. More than satisfying the requirements of weight/strength and other physical properties, engineering plastics are also much easier to manufacture to any complicated shapes.

The most commonly used engineering plastics include polyamides (PA or Nylons), polycarbonates (PC), poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS).

Engineering plastic profiles

These materials can be extruded to form any kind of plastic extrusion in single or Co-extrusion configuration.

These profiles can be made in simple shapes or challenging shapes with multiple cavaties.

Some of the common advantages of Engineering plastics profiles are:

  • Outstanding toughness
  • Higher endurance temperatures
  • High Transparency or Opaque in a range of colors and finish.
  • Higher stiffness
  • Higher impact strength

Other kinds of engineering plastics used for profile extrusion are

Polysulfone ExtrusionEngineering Plastics ExtrusionNoryl PPO Extrusion
PP ExtrusionCPVC ExtrusionGeloy® (ASA) Acrylic Styrene Acrylonitriles Extrusion
HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) ExtrusionPC/ABS Alloy ExtrusionPolybutylene Terephthalte (PBT) Extrusion
Polyethylene (HDPE, MDPE, & LDPE) ExtrusionPolyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG) ExtrusionUltem® (PEI): Polymer Imide Extrusion