Standard plastics – Standard plastics

ABS

ABS has a high scratch resistance and very good mechanical properties. This plastic has a high surface- and volume resistance combined with only very low static charge. The physiological harmlessness and the low stress cracking are further advantages.

  • Most important properties:
  • Excellent stiffness
  • High hardness
  • Temperature resistance (down to –45°C)
  • Low static charge
  • High scratch resistance
  • Physiologically harmless
  • Application areas:
  • Packaging
  • Machine casing
  • Equipment casing

DiBond ®

DiBond® is an aluminium composite panel, which was especially developed for modern design ideas, such as the visual communication or casing in the machine construction.

  • Most important properties:
  • Temperature resistance (–50 to +80°C)
  • Low weight
  • High bending strength
  • Very good sonic properties
  • Excellent varnishing and screen printing properties
  • Application areas:
  • Exhibition stand construction
  • Sign manufacturing
  • Product presentations
  • POS displays
  • Machine casing
  • Transportation
  • Shop equipment

PE-HD

PE-HD is a partially crystalline thermoplastic, which is characterised by a high chemical resistance and good electrical insulating properties. It is widely used in the industry, because in almost every usual procedure it can be easily processed (very good cutting properties) and furthermore it is inexpensive.

  • Most important properties:
  • Very good cutting properties
  • Low density
  • Weldable
  • No water absorption
  • No moisture expansion
  • High stress cracking resistance
  • High chemical resistance
  • Application areas:
  • Apparatus engineering
  • Machines in the food industry

PET-A

Whether for folding displays, price tags or containers – it’s like if this material was specially made for the production of goods and advertising presentation. PET-A can be processed very easily and cost-efficiently and has good optical properties.

  • Most important properties:
  • High impact resistance
  • Super-transparent
  • Mechanically processable
  • Thermally mouldable
  • Physiologically harmless
  • Printable
  • Eco-friendly
  • Application areas:
  • Dummy packs
  • Displays
  • Store construction
  • Packaging industry
  • Security glazing
  • Machine protection covers
  • Orthopaedic technology
  • Medical technology

PET-G

PET-G (Polyethylene terephthalate glycol) is a versatile plastic which can be completely recycled.

  • Most important properties:
  • High impact resistance
  • Super-transparent
  • Flame resistant
  • Printable
  • Refinable
  • Thermally mouldable
  • Various colouring possible, such as opal, satined, green, blue etc.
  • Application areas:
  • POS displays
  • Promotional signs
  • Neon writing
  • Brochure display stands
  • Protective coverings
  • Front signs (displays)
  • Membrane keyboards
  • Lamp covers

PMMA

PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate), also known as acryl glass, PLEXIGLAS® or PERSPEX®, is available in cast or extruded quality. Uncoloured it has a translucency of 92 percent.

  • Most important properties:
  • Temperature resistance (–20 to approx. +80°C)
  • Weather resistance
  • Super-transparent
  • High surface quality
  • Low weight
  • Application areas:
  • Illuminated advertising
  • Store construction
  • Exhibition stand construction
  • Visual communication
  • Technical parts
  • Protective coverings
  • Lamp covers
  • Functional models

PP

PP is a homopolymeric thermoplastic. Because of its excellent profile of properties – especially the high chemical resistance and corrosion resistance – it is one of the most widely used materials in the chemical apparatus and container construction and has an excellent cost-benefit potential.

  • Most important properties:
  • High chemical resistance
  • No moisture expansion
  • Good weldable
  • Application areas:
  • Filter housing
  • Chemical pump parts
  • Apparatus engineering

PS

PS (polystyrene) is a transparent, amorphous or partially crystalline thermoplastic. Amorphous polystyrene is a widely-used plastic which is used in many areas of daily life. Polystyrene is UV sensitive.

  • Most important properties:
  • Very cost-efficient
  • Available in various colours and surfaces
  • Lightweight
  • Foamed versions also available
  • Temperature-resistant only to a limited extent
  • Application areas:
  • Promotional signs
  • POS displays
  • Packaging parts
  • Displays
  • Gearshift housing
  • Switchboard construction
  • Coil bodies
  • Simple functional parts

PVC

PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) is a classic material for applications in the chemical apparatus and container construction, the exhibition stand construction as well as for door and wall elements. It has excellent properties such as high stability and stiffness.

  • Most important properties:
  • Good price-performance ratio
  • High chemical resistance
  • Flame resistant (self-extinguishing, B1)
  • Suitable for outdoor use
  • Application areas:
  • Exhibition stand and booth construction
  • Promotional signs   
  • POS displays
  • Container construction
  • Furniture production
  • Technical parts

SAN

SAN (styrene acrylonitrile) is a transparent and stiff plastic. It has a higher stability and thermal scratch resistance than polystyrene and is chemically more stable. It is however UV-resistant only to a limited extent. But there are also UV improved qualities available.

  • Most important properties:
  • Temperature resistance (–20 to +80°C)
  • Good optical properties
  • Shiny surface
  • High dimensional stability and stiffness
  • High chemical resistance
  • Suitable for contact with food
  • Low water absorption
  • Application areas:
  • Screen printing applications
  • Promotional signs
  • Displays
  • POS displays
  • Industrial glazing
  • Protective coverings
  • Interior glazing