Polymers

Polymers

Polymers make many of the things that we use, even without thinking, every day.

We have an in-depth knowledge of polymers, so we know the right types of materials you will need to make your product. We find the most cost-effective and quality solution so you can leave the work to us.

There are different types of synthetic plastics and our capabilities cover:

  • Standard polymers
  • Engineering polymers
  • High performance polymers.

Depending on what applications you need, we use a wide range of polymers. Examples of polymer types, their benefits and application are below:

 

 

PolymerBenefitsApplication
HDPE - Polyethylene (high-density)Easily forms into lightweight containersMilk, water and juice containers, toys, liquid detergent bottles
LDPE - Polyethylene (low-density)Stretches into fine, tough, filmsBread bags, food bags, grocery bags
PET - Polyethylene terephalateEasy to mould, chemical resistant, lightweight, strongJars, dressing bottles, soft drinks bottles
PP - PolypropyleneLightweight, flexible, doesn't absorb water, doesn't mould in presence of bacteriaPackaging, labelling, stationery, reusable containers, textiles
POM - AcetalHigh stiffness, low friction, resistant to impactGears, fasteners such as belt buckles, electronic/automotive and industrial applications
PMMA - AcrylicDurability, lightweight, smooth surface, easy to clean, affordableAlternative to glass, optical products, false nails, footwear, packaging
Nylon (Polyamides)Tough with thermal and chemical resistanceTextiles, carpets, packaging
PS - PolystyreneResistant to moisture, lightweight, provides insulation, cleanDisposable plastic cutlery and dinnerware, CD cases, smoke detectors
PVC - Polyvinyl chlorideVersatile - cuts, shapes, welds and joins in a variety of styles. Good insulation, lightweightFrames, synthetic leather, bank cards, pipes, stationery

We frequently help our customers with what type of polymer to use for their product idea.

Visit our capability pages to see how we support you each step of the way.