Molding Materials

Molding Materials

ACRYLIC

Poly(methyl methacrylate), also known as acrylic, is a clear thermoplastic homopolymer often used as a more resistant alternative to glass. Acrylic is the most common type of clear, moldable plastic available to the general public, and it can be used from anything to windows and picture frames to fake nails and paint.

  • Chemical Formula (C8H8·C4H6·C3H3N)n
  • Melting Point (°C) ~230 °C
  • Tensile Strength ~5000-7500 psi
  • Impact Strength ~7.5 ft-lb/in notched Izod
  • Hardness Level R105
  • Flexural Modulus ~340,000 psi
  • Transparent properties
  • Weather resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Surface Hardness
  • Dimensional Stability
  • Non-toxic composition
  • Plexiglas windows
  • Beauty products Paint
  • Fashion accessories
  • Eyeglass lenses
  • And much more

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

ABS plastic is one of the most commonly used plastics in injection molding due to its wide temperature range, good stability, and insulating properties. ABS is commonly found in plastic toys such as Lego bricks, but it’s also often used in many types of electronics,

  • Chemical Formula (C8H8·C4H6·C3H3N)n
  • Melting Point (°C) ~230 °C
  • Tensile Strength ~5000-7500 psi
  • Impact Strength ~7.5 ft-lb/in notched Izod
  • Hardness Level R105
  • Flexural Modulus ~340,000 psi
  • Impact Resistance
  • Surface hardness
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Uniform Shrinkage
  • Wide Temperature Range
  • Machinability
  • Computer components
  • Musical instruments
  • Medical supplies
  • Auto body parts
  • Protective headgear
  • Small home appliances

HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene)

Also known as polyethylene high-density (PEHD), HDPE is a polyethylene thermoplastic made from petroleum. Its high strength-to-density composition and versatility make HDPE a very popular type of plastic, serving a wide array of industries. From food storage

  • Chemical Formula (C2H4)n
  • Melting Point (°C) ~130°C
  • Tensile Strength ~4550 psi
  • Impact Strength ~3.0 ft-lb/in notched Izod
  • Hardness Level (Rockwell) R65 – R95
  • Flexural Modulus ~233000 psi
  • Weather-resistance
  • Malleability
  • Light-weight
  • Cost-effective
  • Hygienic
  • Recyclable
  • FDA-approved
  • Hard hats
  • Swimming pool installation materials
  • Plastic Lumber
  • Corrosion-resistant piping
  • Plastic bottles
  • Food containers & storage
  • Fireworks
  • Folding tables & chairs
    And much more

Nylon

Nylon plastic (PA) is a synthetic thermoplastic polymer commonly used in injection molding applications. It’s a versatile, durable, flexible material often used to as a more affordable alternative other materials like silk, rubber, and latex.

  • Name Nylon (PA), or Nylon Polyamide
  • Chemical Formula (C12H22N2O2)n
  • Melting Point (°C) ~220°C
  • Tensile Strength ~11,000 psi
  • Impact Strength ~0.6 fit-lb/in notched Izod
  • Hardness Level (Rockwell) R115
  • Flexural Modulus ~16,000 psi
  • High melting temperature
  • Low friction
  • High tensile strength
  • Resistance to chemicals and abrasions High temprature resistant
  • Fabric and clothing
  • Fiber for ropes and threads
  • Rubber reinforcement such as for car tires)
  • Food packaging films
  • Filament for toothbrushes
  • Fishing line

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate (PC) is a naturally transparent plastic often used in injection molding processes. At room temperature, it is incredibly strong and durable upon impact, and since it has about the same transparency as glass, polycarbonate is most commonly used in

  • Chemical Formula C15H16O2
  • Melting Point (°C) ~315°C
  • Tensile Strength ~8500 psi
  • Impact Strength ~1.5 ft-lb/in notched Izod
  • Hardness Level (Rockwell) R126
  • Flexural Modulus ~13500 psi
  • Impact Resistance
  • UV Resistance
  • Transparency
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Rigidity
  • Electronic components
  • Construction materials
  • DVDs and Blu-ray discs
  • Automotive parts
  • Aircraft parts
  • Medical tools
  • Smartphone parts

Polypropylene

Polypropylene is a plastic polymer known for its tough yet flexible consistency, and businesses all over the world use it for manufacturing storage containers, such as bottles and plastic boxes. Polypropylene has a strong resistance to fatigue and chemical corrosion,

  • Chemical Formula (C3H6)n
  • Melting Point (°C) ~130°C
  • Tensile Strength ~4700 psi
  • Impact Strength ~0.7 ft-lb/in notched Izod
  • Hardness Level (Rockwell) R92
  • Flexural Modulus ~6000 psi
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Fatigue Resistance
  • Electrical Resistance
  • Superior Elasticity
  • Inexpensive
  • Moderate strength and stability
  • Flexibility
  • Heat Insulating
  • Chemical resistant
  • High impact strength
  • Low friction
  • Moisture resistance