typical Plastic Properties

Wondering which plastic is best for your application? This helpful guide will show you which plastics have the best properties for your needs.

CHARACTERISTIC

PLASTICS

EXCELLENT
WEATHERING

  • Acrylic
  • PVDF
  • PEEK
  • Polycarbonate
  • PTFE

GREAT FRICTION
AND WEAR

  • Nylon
  • Acetal
  • UHMWPE
  • HDPE
  • PTFE
  • PEEK
  • PPS

GREAT FOR
FABRICATION

  • HDPE
  • UHMWPE
  • PVC
  • ABS
  • ACETAL
  • LDPE

GREAT FOR
BEARINGS

  • UHMWPE
  • Nylon
  • PPS
  • PET

SHINY AND
GLOSSY

  • Acrylic
  • Polycarbonate

FOOD
SAFE

  • PET Grey
  • HDPE natural
  • Virgin UHMWPE
  • Acrylic
  • Nylon Natural
  • LDPE
  • Polycarbonate
  • PEEK natural
  • Acetal Blue

HIGH
TEMPERATURE

  • PTFE
  • PEEK
  • PSU
  • PPSU
  • PVDF

EASE OF
MACHINING

  • Acetal
  • PEEK
  • Acrylic
  • ABS
  • HDPE
  • Nylon
  • PET-G
  • PVC

SHOCK
RESISTANCE

  • ABS
  • LDPE
  • Polycarbonate
  • HDPE

STRONG AND
STIFF

  • Nylon
  • HDPE
  • UHMWPE
  • Polycarbonate
  • Acetal
  • Acrylic

EXCELLENT ELECTRICAL
PROPERTIES

  • PEEK
  • PTFE
  • Scotchply
  • Nylon
  • Polycarbonate
  • LDPE
  • Acetal