The right plastic for every product
Thermoplastic plastics, such as ABS, TPV or PP, are used in plastic injection moulding. Click here to see an overview of the main plastics and their most common properties. Each plastic type is available in numerous variants, which means the desired quality can be fully met in most cases.
PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate)
Polymethyl Methacrylate is widely used in the lighting industry. The material is very transparent, scratch resistant, strong, and can withstand various weather conditions.
ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate)
This impact/scratch resistant, weather-resistant plastic is mainly used for external panels in the automotive industry, furniture, casings for electrical equipment and suitcases.
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
You will definitely know this plastic: it’s used to make Lego. ABS is dimensionally stable, hard, and scratch-resistant, but may not fair so well against the influence of the weather.
Cases for mobile phones, car lights and badge holders, among other things, are made of polycarbonate, which is virtually unbreakable. It has good electrical properties and is temperature resistant.
PPO (polyphenylene oxide)
Polyphenylene Oxide is stable in form and dimension, as well as being tough and able to be sterilised. This plastic is easy to process into electrical equipment, among other things.
PBT (polybutylene terephthalate)
PBT has many applications and is used in connectors, keyboards and small technical parts for the automotive industry. PBT is very stiff and dimensionally stable, and has good chemical resistance.
PPS (polyphenylene sulfide)
Because PPS is very dimensionally stable, resistant to temperatures up to +240 degrees Celsius, and displays almost no thermal ageing, it is widely used in headlights and pump housings for the oil and drilling industries.
SBS/SEBS (styrene butadiene styrene of styrene ethylene butylene styrene)
This plastic, which is a cheaper alternative to for TPV, can be produced in various hardnesses and used for toothbrushes, caps and covers.