TEFABLOC™ is a premium flexible filament, presenting low temperature properties and an enhanced level of toughness across a wide range of temperatures, making it specifically tailored to outdoor applications. This industrial material is resistant to solvents, grease, oil, abrasion, and appropriate for applications needing increased flexibility, such as machinery parts, plugs, grips, holders and protective gear.
SUNPRENE™ is a flexible PVC compound plastic resin that can be extruded, and blow-or-injection molded. It is used for aesthetic seals, gaskets and other items alternatively to rubber and other thermoplastic elastomers. Most often, SUNPRENE™ is the most economic and efficient choice.
Throughout the last few decades, plastic has become a centerpiece for the majority of products we produce, distribute, purchase, and use. Plastic has drastically changed the landscape of how we function in our homes and businesses and even changed the way we shop and travel. Today, there are very few places that you can go to that are free from plastic. Plastic has given manufacturers the opportunity to maintain high-volume demands in the market while saving them money on more expensive material, like metal or wood. What’s more, is that plastic has a long lifespan designed for durability and daily use.
Anyone who is old enough to have listened to music in the 80s and prior most likely did so on a turntable with vinyl records. This once black vinyl polymer has recently been recreated using ocean plastic.
Thermoplastic resins are materials that soften to a liquid in high heat and then harden again when cooled. Because of these properties, thermoplastic materials can be molded into a variety of shapes and structures, making these plastic resins applicable to many industries. They are most often used in the injection molding process.
We see plastics being used for a large variety of things daily. Have you ever wondered how those plastics came to be? They are the product of engineering raw materials and energy through chemistry. Even though the basic construction is easy to understand, plastics are actually high-tech and advanced materials.
Blow molding is a process similar to glass blowing and is used to create hollow objects like water bottles, Tupperware, construction cones, kids’ toys, spray bottles and much more. Blow molding, as opposed to injection molding creates thinner, more uniform walls.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is the chemical name for polyester. And PET is the most common type of plastic used in manufacturing. In fact, you probably encounter items made with PET plastic resins every day.
Carbon fiber is a multi-functional strengthening material that has steadily grown in popularity through the past several years. Sometimes called graphite fiber, carbon fiber is unique because it is five-times stronger than steel, twice as stiff, but incredibly lightweight. This makes carbon fiber perfect for automobile parts and the wind turbines used in alternate energy production. In addition, carbon fiber is still heavily utilized for strengthening resins and ceramics. Whatever your need for carbon fiber, Plastic Service Center provides top-quality materials at competitive prices. And this makes it easier for you to discover the possibilities of carbon fiber for your industry.
Thermoplastic resins have relatively low melting points, so they are easily converted to liquids, injected into molds, and shaped into components. And because they melt and reshape easily, thermoplastics make excellent 3D printing materials.
The automotive industry uses these approved polymers to make different vehicle hardware parts such as door panels, dashboards, flooring and engine components. Using light weight plastic resins helps reduce the weight of the vehicle, and improve their fuel efficiency. Plastic Service Centers has a complete line of high performance plastic resins approved for the automotive industry.
Thermoplastic composites are known for their versatility as they possess the ability to reform. This is interesting because when a thermoplastic composite is heated it undergoes a physical change, not a chemical change. Whereas a thermoset resin for example cannot be reshaped as it forms an irreversible chemical bond during the curing process. The ability for thermoplastic to be reshaped becomes especially useful when we assess the recyclability of different composites. While we are on the topic of environmental friendliness it should also be noted that thermoplastic resin manufacturing is generally eco-friendlier than the manufacturing of other composites.
Plastic Service Centers, a thermoplastic resin distributor headquartered in Clinton Township, Michigan has announced a strategic distributorship with thermoplastic engineering company, Sabic Innovative Plastics. The distributorship will focus on the stocking and distribution of various grades of Automotive Approved SABIC PP's and TPO's.