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The right material for your application
We are happy to advise you on selecting the right materials for your particular application. Having specialised in the processing of plastics for over 20 years, we know precisely which material to recommend for your requirements. Our product range comprises a wide range of thermoplastics include UHMW-PE, HDPE, Borated Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyurethane and Rubber.
UHMW-PE is a type of polyethylene, a thermoplastic. This has exceptionally long chains, also known as high-modulus polyethylene, with a molecular mass typically between 3.5 and 7.5 million amu. It results in very durable stuff, actually made with the maximum impact strength of any thermoplastic.
UHMW-PE is odorless, non-toxic, and without flavor. It embraces all the characteristics with polyethylene with high density with the additional characteristics of being resistant to volatile acids and alkalis, as well as various organic solvents.
HDPE is a thermoplastic polymer made out of the ethylene monomer. HDPE is used in the manufacturing of plastic pipes, corrosion-resistant piping, geomembranes, and composite lumber with a high strength to density ratio. HDPE is also recycled.
Borated polyethylene is a substance which is usually used to block neutrons in the medical industry. Made of high-density polyethylene plastic with a weight content of 5 percent of boron, this material provides exceptional durability over a wide temperature range. Borated polyethylene is available in regular sheets as well as in blocks, slabs, and custom-size sheets from Radiation Protection Products.
Borated polyethylene is simple to work with, produce and mount, making it suitable for a wide variety of shielding uses, such as high-intensity x-ray spaces, hospital vaults, and vault locks, nuclear power or storage plants, particle accelerators, hot cells and more.
Polypropylene (PP), also known as polypropene, is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications. It is produced via chain-growth polymerization from the monomer propylene.
Polypropylene belongs to the polyolephin group, which is partially crystalline which non-polar. The characteristics are similar to polyethylene, but it is much stronger and more resistant to heat. This is a dry, tough mechanical material which has a high chemical resistance.
Polypropylene is the second most commercially manufactured plastic material (after polyethylene) and is commonly used in packaging and labeling.
Polyurethanes are among the most flexible materials in plastics. The nature of the chemistry allows polyurethane to be adapted to solve challenging problems, molded into unusual shapes, and enhanced by adding comfort, warmth, and convenience to our lives.
Polyurethanes are formed in the presence of appropriate catalysts and additives by reacting a polyol (an alcohol with more than two reactive hydroxyl groups per molecule) with a diisocyanate or a polymeric isocyanate.Since polyurethane can be manufactured with a variety of diisocyanates and a wide range of polyols, a broad spectrum of materials can be developed to satisfy the needs of different applications.
Rubber, as originally developed, is made up of organic compound isoprene polymers, with slight impurities from other organic compounds, plus water.
Rubber is usually harvested mainly in the form of latex from the rubber tree or other crops. The latex is a sticky, milky colloid which is collected by making incisions in the bark and gathering the fluid in vessels in a method called “tapping.” The latex is then processed to form a rubber suitable for industrial use.
Rubber is used extensively in many applications and products, either alone or in combination with other materials. In most of its useful forms, it has a large stretch ratio and high resilience and is extremely waterproof.