FOREX® is a rigid foam board made of PVC and also known as SIMOPOR, POLYPOR or SIMOCELL. These boards offer various application possibilities for outdoor advertising or in the building and construction industry, for instance in the form of signs, advertising boards or partition walls.
PA is a macromolecular, partially crystalline thermoplastic with high impact resistance. The combination of hardness and stability on the one hand as well as toughness and tensile strength on the other hand is achieved by no other thermoplastic. Today PA is one of the most used plastics in machine construction. It has good chemical resistance and additionally it is bond- and weldable.
PC (polycarbonate) is an amorphous, high-strength and transparent thermoplastic. It combines many of the good properties of metals, glass and plastics such as impact resistance, transparency, stiffness, dimensional stability and good heat resistance, even at low temperatures.
PET is an unreinforced partially crystalline, thermoplastic polyester. It is characterised by a high mechanical stability, excellent dimensional stability (better than POM), very good wear resistance (comparable with PA 6) and very good sliding properties. PET has also good electrical insulating properties and good acid resistance, it is physiologically harmless. A very low water absorption, which hardly affects the mechanical and electrical properties, and the (within the group of the thermoplastics) comparatively low thermal expansion coefficient are the reason for an excellent dimensional accuracy.
POM-C is a highly crystalline thermoplastic. It is characterised by an extremely low water absorption, very high measuring stability and optimal processing properties (short-chipping). Because of the favourable properties – high hardness, stiffness and stability combined with good toughness and chemical resistance as well as favourable friction and wear behaviour – POM-C can be used in many cases instead of metallic materials.