Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, ABS plastic, is an amorphous engineering thermoplastic whose main features are impact resistance, rigidity, high gloss, and low cost compared to other engineering resins. ABS resins are used in a variety of applications including automotive, appliances, construction, electronics, and business machinery. ABS is a terpolymer formed by the polymerization of acrylonitrile and […]
40% Glass/Mineral Nylon is a composite material made by combining nylon resin with glass mineral fibers. This material has several benefits that make it a popular choice. AGS calls this material FPA6240-200 and uses it in a variety of applications. Firstly, 40% Glass Mineral Nylon offers excellent strength and stiffness. The added glass mineral fibers […]
A Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) has been added to the tools to help us with quality control with suppliers, in house, and any troubleshooting.
Polypropylene copolymer is a crystalline thermoplastic that starts with polymer grade propylene with 1-7% ethylene monomer added during bulk polymerization. Comonomer content and molecular weight distribution can be controlled in the reactor allowing for a wide range of grades and properties typically noted for the following: Chemical Resistance Low Temperature Impact Strength Lightweight Processability Price […]
High impact polystyrene (HIPS) is an amorphous thermoplastic made up of polystyrene and butadiene copolymer.
ABS+PC are blends of the amorphous engineering thermoplastics, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and polycarbonate (PC). ABS+PC is similar in many ways to its component resins, but combines the mechanical and thermal properties of polycarbonate with the processability and economy of ABS.
Polyethylene is the largest volume thermoplastic used today. Polyethylene is available in a variety of grades that have a wide range of properties and are classified according to density.
Glass fiber reinforced Nylon is a material often used to replace metal due to its higher strength to weight ratio. While Nylon 6 and Nylon 66 offer similar benefits there are distinct differences that should be taken into account when selecting between the two grades.
Unfilled polypropylene has rather low impact and stiffness. As a result, polypropylene materials are often modified to improve their mechanical properties. To improve stiffness the polypropylene can be compounded with short glass fiber (SGF-PP) or long glass fiber (LGF-PP). Key benefits of glass reinforced polypropylene compounds include significant increase in tensile, flexural, and heat performance. […]