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Molding Materials

Molding Materials

Southwest Plastics working knowledge of engineered plastic and molding compounds ensures that your parts deliver optimal performance. Forming solid partnerships with all our material vendors enables us to be up to date on the latest engineered materials and ensures our customers top priority when supplies are short.

Thermoplastic Resins


Generic Name

Acralonitrile Butadine Styrene
Acetal
Acrylic
Butyrate
Polyimide
Polycarbonate
Polyester (PBT, PET)
Polyetherimide
Polyphenelene Sulfide
Polyphenelene Oxide
Polypropylene
Polystyrene
Polyurethane
Polyetherether Keytone
Styrene Acralonitrile
Thermoplastic Elastomers

Trade/
Common Name(s)

ABS
Delrin, Celcon
Lucite, Plexiglas
Tenite
Nylon
Lexan
Valox, Celanex
Ultem
Ryton
Noryl
PP
PS
PU
PEEK
SAN
Santoprene, Krayton

 


Manufacturer(s)

Dupont, Ticona
Dupont, Rhom & Haas
Eastman
Dupont
General Electric
General Electric, Ticona
General Electric
Phillips
General Electric





ExxonMobile, Shell

 

Engineered Compounds

Any of the above resins can be tailored to a specific requirement by compounding in additives to enhance properties.

Enhancements
Tensil strength
Toughness
U.V. resistance
Flame Retardance
Conductivity
Lubrication
Cost reducing fillers
Typical Additive
Glass, Carbon fibers
Elastomer
Color Stabilizers
Extinguishing additive
Carbon, metal flakes
Teflon, Moly
Mineral

Thermoset Materials

Generic Name
Epoxy
Phenolic
Diallyl Phthalate
Polyester
Vinylester
Melamine
  Manufacturer
Vyncolit, Cosmic
Vyncolit, Plenco
Vyncolit, Cosmic
IDI, BMC, Cytec
IDI, Fiberite
Perstorp

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