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Plastics raw material dictionary

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PS standard (Polystyrene)

Trade names (selection): Polystyrene/BASF, Edistir, Empera, Krasten, Lacqrene, Styron
Keywords: Stiff, strong, crystal clear, brittle, easy processing, inexpensive
Delivery form: Unreinforced, reinforced/filled
Applications: Packaging, disposable cutlery, lids, beverage cups, toys, CD cases, consumer products

PS impact modified (polystyrene)

Trade names (selection): Polystyrene/BASF, Edistir, Empera, Krasten, Lacqrene, Nova, Styron
Keywords: Good impact strength, low hardness + stiffness, low cost
Delivery form: Unreinforced, flame retardant electrically conductive
Applications: Packaging, beverage cups, MC/video cassettes, toys, flush switches, enclosures, consumer products

PS-Copo (Polystyrene)

Trade names (selection): K-Resin, Styrolux
Keywords: Crystal clear and impact modified
Delivery form: Unreinforced
Applications: Packaging for food + cosmetics, transparent disposable cups, packaging films

PE copolymers (EVA/ethylene vynil acetate)

Trade names (selection): Elvax, Escorene, Evatane, Greenflex, Miravithene
Keywords: Soft-elastic, cold impact resistant, good stress crack resistance, low cost
Delivery form: Unreinforced
Applications: Packaging films, closures, seals, consumer products

PE-LD / PE-LLD (polyethylene soft)

Trade names (selection): Borealis-PE, Escorene, Finathene, Lupolen, Riblene, Sabic-PE
Keywords: Rather soft, impact resistant, good chemical + stress cracking resistance, low cost
Delivery form: Unreinforced
Applications: Closures, packaging films, carrier bags, toys, champagne corks, consumer products

PE-HD (Polyethylene hard)

Trade names (selection): Borealis-PE, Escorene, Finathene, Hostalen, Lacqtene, Lupolen, Rigidex, Sabic-PE
Keywords: Tough-hard, good chemical + stress cracking resistance, low cost
Delivery form: Unreinforced
Applications: Bottle caps, beverage crates, stacking crates, gasoline tanks, toys, pipes, consumer items

PP-Homo (polypropylene, homo-polymer)

Trade names (selection): Borealis-PP, Hostalen-PP, Sabic-PP
Keywords: Stiff, harder than PP copo, glossy, low cost
Delivery form: Unreinforced, reinforced/filled (see also PP compounds)
Applications: Household goods, beverage cups, stacking containers, housings, closures, packaging, consumer products

PP-Copo (polypropylene, co-polymer)

Trade names (selection): Borealis-PP, Hostalen-PP, Sabic-PP
Keywords: Like PP-Homo but tougher + better low-temperature impact strength, low cost
Delivery form: Unreinforced
Applications: Containers, packaging, toys, car batteries, household items, stacking boxes, buckets, consumer items

PP-Random (Polypropylene)

Trade names (selection): ATOfina-PP, Borealis-PP, Moplen
Keywords: Good transparency, low to medium stiffness, low cost
Delivery form: Unreinforced
Applications: Transparent household goods, packaging, toys, consumer goods

PP compounds (intermediate: standard and engineering plastics)

Trade names (selection): Borealis-PP, Hostacom, Maxxam, Sabic-PP
Keywords: Can be modified in many ways, from tough-elastic to tough-stiff
Delivery form: Reinforced/filled, rubber modified, fire retardant, conductive
Applications: Automotive interior + exterior parts, dishwasher parts, garden furniture, housings for household appliances, various consumer and technical articles

PET (bottle and film types)

Trade names (selection): Arnite A, Eastar, Radicron, Spectar
Keywords: Crystal clear, high impact strength, suitable for food, tasteless, inexpensive
Delivery form: Unreinforced
Applications: Crystal clear and transparent beverage bottles, packaging films

PVC-H(art), compounds (polyvinyl chloride)

Trade names (selection): This material is offered with a variety of trade names
Keywords: Can be modified in many ways, from stiff-hard to stiff-impact resistant, with appropriate modification also weather-resistant, flame-retardant, inexpensive
Delivery form: Granules and powder blends (Dryblend)
Applications: Profiles for building and furniture industry (window profiles), cable ducts, pipes and fittings for supply and disposal, rigid and crystal-clear blister packages

PVC-W(eich), compounds (polyvinyl chloride)

Trade names (selection): This material is offered with a variety of trade names
Keywords: Can be modified in many ways, from soft-flexible to semi-rigid-elastic, inexpensive
Delivery form: Granules and powder blends (Dryblend)
Applications: Profiles for automotive, construction, furniture and other industries, floor coverings, hoses (also for med. applications), cable sheathing, shoe soles, soft toys

Technical plastics

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

Trade names (selection): Cycolac, Lustran, Magnum, Novodur, Polylac, Terluran
Keywords: Universal plastic, stiff, impact resistant, glossy, easy to process
Delivery form: Unreinforced, reinforced/filled, fire retardant, conductive etc.
Applications: Mainly colored in use toys ( LEGO ), vacuum cleaner and other housings, check and phone cards, sanitary products

ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylic ester)

Trade names (selection): Geloy, Luran S, Rotec ASA
Keywords: Like ABS and additionally: good weathering/yellowing resistance, more gloss
Delivery form: Unreinforced
Applications: Mainly colored in use, parts in external application in construction, electrical, automotive and other industries

SAN (styrene acrylonitrile)

Trade names (selection): Kibisan, Kostil, Luran, Lustran-SAN, Tyril
Keywords: Crystal clear, stiff, scratch resistant, very good surface gloss, brittle
Delivery form: Unreinforced
Applications: Household goods, packaging, toothbrushes, writing and drawing utensils

PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate)

Trade names (selection): Acryrex, Altuglas, Diakon, Plexiglas
Keywords: Highest transparency/brilliance of all plastics, weathering/aging resistant
Delivery form: Unreinforced, impact modified
Applications: Automotive rear lights, lenses, magnifying glasses, fiber optics, eyeglass lenses, dome lights, glazings

Cellulose esters (CA, CP, CAB)

Trade names (selection): Cellidor, Dexel, Setilithe, Tenite
Keywords: Good/high impact strength, transparency + weathering resistance (CAB), good scratch resistance, pleasant handle, partly self-polishing
Delivery form: Unreinforced
Applications: Furniture profiles, shoe trees, spectacle frames, tool handles, toothbrushes

PPO/PPE (poly-phenylene oxide)

Trade names (selection): Luranyl, Noryl
Keywords: High strength + dimensional stability, good electrical + thermal properties, sterilizable, good hydrolysis and chemical resistance
Delivery form: Unreinforced, filled/reinforced, fire retardant, foamable, etc.
Applications: Housings, household appliances, coilformers, relay parts, parts for sanitary and medical equipment

POM-Homo, POM-Copo (polyacetal resin)

Trade names (selection): Delrin, Hostaform, Ultraform
Keywords: Strong, hard, stiff, tough, good abrasion resistance, high resilience, good electrical properties
Delivery form: Unreinforced, filled/reinforced, impact modified, abrasion/slip modified, etc.
Applications: Precision parts such as gears, bearings, valves, plug connections, snap locks, furniture fittings

PC/ABS Blends

Trade names (selection): Bayblend, Cycoloy, Pulse, Romiloy, Stapron C
Keywords: High impact strength + notched impact strength with high stiffness, good heat resistance, good fuel resistance
Delivery form: Unreinforced, reinforced, fire protected
Applications: für "schöne", farbige Sichtteile, primär in Elektro-, Kfz- , Hausgeräte- u. a. Industrien

PC (Polycarbonate)

Trade names (selection): Calibre, Lexan, Makrolon, Panlite,Trirex, Xantar
Keywords: Highly transparent, high gloss, rigid, high impact resistance, weather resistant, sensitive to fuels, oils, etc.
Delivery form: Unreinforced, filled/reinforced, fire retardant, conductive, lubricated etc
Applications: Unreinforced: CD`s and DVD`s, light covers, headlamp glazing, web and corrugated sheets, light domes, housings of noble household appliances Reinforced: Precision parts for the optical, electrical, electronic and other industries, such as connector strips, switch/relay parts, coil bodies, distribution boxes, light housings

PA6 (polyamide)

Trade names (selection): Akulon, Capron, Durethan, Grilon, Technyl, Ultramid, Zytel
Keywords: Strong, stiff, good toughness, good heat resistance, resistant to fuels, oils, greases
Delivery form: Unreinforced, filled/reinforced, impact and slip modified, fire retardant
Applications: Gears, sliding elements, bearing cages, coupling parts, housings, cable ties, dowels, bristles, monofilaments, foils

PA6.6 (polyamide)

Trade names (selection): Akulon, Capron, Durethan, Grilon, Technyl, Ultramid, Zytel
Keywords: Similar to PA6 but stronger/stiffer, higher heat resistance
Delivery form: Like PA6
Applications: Like PA6

PA11 and PA12 (polyamide)

Trade names (selection): Christamide, Grilamide, Rilsan, Ubesta
Keywords: Can be modified in many ways, depending on type: hard to flexible, tough, abrasion-resistant, resistant to fuels, oils and greases, lowest moisture absorption of all polyamides, in special forms also transparent-clear
Delivery form: Unreinforced, softened, reinforced/filled, fire retardant, conductive
Applications: Precision injection-molded parts (gears, ball cages), wire insulation, fuel and pressure lines

P6/3T, PA4/6, PA6/6T, PA4/6, PPA a.o. Polyamide specialties

Trade names (selection): Amodel, Grivory, Ixef , Stanyl, Trogamide T, Ultramide T, Zytel-HTN
Keywords: Compared to PA6 and PA6.6 (depending on type), significantly better properties in heat resistance + chemical resistance, stiffness, impact strength + notched impact strength, creep strength
Delivery form: Predominantly reinforced/filled
Applications: Div. technical parts under the hood, parts for the electrical + electronics industry, applications as metal substitutes

PBT and PET (thermoplastic polyester)

Trade names (selection): Arnite, Crastin, Pocan, Rynite, Ultradur, Valox
Keywords: Solid, stiff, hard, tough (even at low temperatures), partly glossy, high dimensional + chemical stability
Delivery form: Unreinforced, filled/reinforced, impact modified, fire retardant, etc.
Applications: Tank caps, lamp sockets, bobbins, connectors, headlight reflectors, toothbrushes (PET), high quality packaging (PET)

High tech plastics

LCP (Liquid Cristal Polymers)

Trade names (selection): Vectra, Zenite
Keywords: High chemical + temperature resistance (briefly up to approx. 300 °C), high tensile strength, inherently flame retardant, short cycle times
Delivery form: Unreinforced, reinforced/filled and others.Unreinforced, reinforced/filled and others.
Applications: Mechanically, thermally + electrically highly stressed parts for various industries such as connectors, chip carriers, coilformers

PSU, PES (polysulfone, polyethersulfone)

Trade names (selection): Udel, Ultrason, Radel
Keywords: Strong, stiff, high service temperature (PSU up to 160 °C/PES up to 200 °C), excellent hydrolysis resistance, good chemical resistance
Delivery form: Unreinforced, reinforced/filled etc.
Applications: Pump parts, gaskets, medical instruments, sterilizable parts, pipe fittings, diaphragms, microwave dishes

PEEK (polyetheretherketone)

Trade names (selection): Gatone, Victrex
Keywords: Highest heat deflection temperature (over 300 °C), high hydrolysis and radiation resistance, inherently flame retardant, excellent chemical resistance
Delivery form: Unreinforced, filled/reinforced etc.
Applications: Due to the very good thermal, chemical + mechanical properties mainly used in aerospace, medical technology, electronics + automotive industry

PPS (polyphenylene sulfide)

Trade names (selection): Fortron, Ryton, Tedur
Keywords: Hard + stiff, inherently flame retardant, very good chemical resistance, service temperature up to 240 °C
Delivery form: Rarely unreinforced, mostly filled/reinforced, slip-modified, electrically conductive, etc
Applications: Coilformers, housings for the electrical and electronics industry, pump parts, bearing bushings, impellers

PEI (polyetherimide)

Trade names (selection): Ultem
Keywords: Very good metallizability +galvanizability, good radiation resistance, very low fume emission, service temperature up to 170 °C
Delivery form: Unreinforced, reinforced/filled
Applications: Set-up/interior parts in aircraft, parts in engine interiors, highly stressed sliding elements, bearing bushings, gears, parts for capacitors/transformers

PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride)

Trade names (selection): Hylar, Kynar, Solef
Keywords: Solid, stiff, tough, high chemical + creep resistance (> 100 °C)
Delivery form: Unreinforced, less frequently reinforced/filled
Applications: Pump parts, pipes, valves, fittings, sheathing of cables, foils

PTFE, PFA, FEP, ETFE and other fluoroplastics

Trade names (selection): Dyneon, Teflon, Tefzel
Keywords: Highest chemical resistance/insoluble in most solvents, excellent electrical insulation properties, thermostable up to 250 °C
Delivery form: Unreinforced
Applications: Sliding and guiding elements, seals, piston rings, bellows, cable sheaths, parts for the chemical industry. Industry

PU and other TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomers)

TPE-U (polyurethane)

Trade names (selection): Desmopan, Elastollan, Estane, Irogran, Pellethane
Keywords: Tough to tough flexible, high abrasion resistance, good hydrolysis resistance, good resilience and damping properties, good low-temperature flexibility, good resistance to microorganisms, also available in transparent in some cases
Delivery form: Unreinforced, less frequently reinforced/filled
Applications: Damping elements, hydraulic hoses, toothed belts, seals, bushings, bellows, track roller linings, shoe soles

TPE-E (polyester/polyether elastomers)

Trade names (selection): Hytrel, Arnitel, Lomod
Keywords: High (impact) toughness, hard, good abrasion resistance, good chemical resistance, relatively high service temperature
Delivery form: Unreinforced
Applications: Industrial wheels, hoses, pipes, seals, V belts, gears, diaphragms, rollers

TPE-A (polyamide elastomers)

Trade names (selection): Pebax, Grilamid, Zytel FN
Keywords: Toug to tough/flexible, low surface resistance due to high moisture absorption
Delivery form: Unreinforced
Applications: Tubes, hoses, bellows, windshield wiper blades, flexible gears, pump diaphragms, sports shoes, balls

Tubes, hoses, bellows, windshield wiper blades, flexible gears, pump diaphragms, sports shoes, balls

Trade names (selection): Milastomer, Santoprene, Sarlink, TPE-S: Evoprene, Megol, Multiflex, Thermolast K
Keywords: Depending on type and grade tough to tough/elastic, hard to soft surfaces, good resilience, good weather resistance, easy to process
Delivery form: Unreinforced, modifiable for good adhesion to PE, PP, PS, PA, POM, etc. Raw material types
Applications: Hoses, bellows, handles for tools + sports equipment, door + window seals, cable sheathing, films for interior linings in automotive engineering, diving equipment
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