What Are Engineering Plastics?

17 Aug


Engineering plastics are a group of plastic materials that exhibit superior mechanical and thermal properties in a wide range of conditions over and above more commonly used ‘commodity’ plastics. The term usually refers to thermoplastic materials rather than thermosetting ones.
Examples of engineering plastics include:

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
Polycarbonates (PC)
Polyamides (PA)
Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Polyphenylene oxide (PPO)
Polysulphone (PSU)
Polyetherketone (PEK)
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

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Posted by on August 17, 2007 in General Knowledge, Mechanical Plastics


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