High impact polystyrene (HIPS) is an amorphous thermoplastic made up of polystyrene and butadiene copolymer.
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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.