MATERIALS

UPVC

UPVC Extrusion MaterialsIs an abbreviation of Un-Plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride. PVC is naturally rigid and it is the addition of the Plasticiser that makes it flexible. UPVC is very durable, waterproof, mould-resistant and easy to keep clean. For the building trade it also has other important features such as high tensile strength and the fact that it is self extinguishing if set light to. It is also UV light resistant, which is a quality that some other plastics lack. It is often used in the construction trade, especially in windows, guttering, fascia's, fencing, decking and wall cladding.

PVC Flexible

Is Plasticised PVC, in that PVC has plasticiser added to it to achieve differing levels of flexibility. Used for gaskets, medical tubes, bumpers and seals.

Polyethylene (PE). High and Low Density (HDPE & LDPE)

Semi rigid, tough and weatherproof. The main use of polyethylene is in packaging (plastic bags, plastic films) but also pipes.

Tools for Plastic ExtrusionPolypropylene (PP)

Polypropylene has a wide variety of uses such as: packaging, stationery, laboratory equipment, loudspeakers and food grade tubes. PP has numerous advantages such as density between 0.90 and 0.92 g/cm3, is lightweight and has high tensile strength. It has inherent hinge properties and high heat resistance.

ABS

Widely used in cars and phones. Good impact resistance due to synthetic rubbers, available in a wide range of colours and can be made fire resistant.

HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)

Tough with good adhesive properties and cost effective in comparison with engineering grades of plastics such as ABS. Commonly used in light diffusers.

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