High Performance Plastics
Industrial Polymer Sheet
Pact® is the
properties. Tests have shown after 2,000 hours of UV
exposure, King Hy-Pact outperforms both UV stabilized
HDPE and UHMW with superior toughness in wear resistance,
flexibility and high-impact strength.
King Hy-Pact has a clean white color with a smooth,
non-skived finish for better material flow. King Hy-Pact is
produced in K-Stran™, their advanced proprietary manufacturing
process of quality sheets with tight tolerances
and custom widths up to 60”. Applications include, but are
not limited to, food processing chutes, star wheels, fabricated
parts, snowplow blades and dock fenders. King Hy-
Pact is the smart choice for many high abuse applications
requiring superior properties, outstanding flatness and a
smooth surface while providing significant cost savings
compared to UHMW.
King Plastic Corporation pioneered the first marinegrade
polymer sheet, King StarBoard®, which remains the
dominant brand in the marine industry today. Since then,
King has produced dozens of breakthrough products for a
wide variety of industries, from food service to signage to
giant slabs weighing more than 6,000 pounds. King continues
to raise the bar with new products, new production
techniques and new standards of excellence.
For more information, contact Michael Fabbri, King
Plastic Corporation, 1100 N. Toledo Blade Blvd., North
Port, FL 34288, 941-493-5502, Fax: 941-497-3274, E-mail:
email@example.com, Web: www.kingplastic.com.
Materials for Challenging
toward developing the very best possible products for the
semi-conductor industry. Their TECATRON® PPS and
TECAPEEK® PEEK products are readily used in a variety of
the most challenging applications.
Recently they completed comprehensive independent
laboratory testing of their TECATRON® SE and SX PPS
product offerings designed specifically for CMP (Chemical
Mechanical Planarization) ring applications. The results
they received were comprehensive and complicated, however
they now have definitive data that indicates TECATRON
® SE performs equally well to competitive PPS
materials in the harshest slurry environment (oxide).
These results indicate that TECATRON SE may be considered
“Pad Friendly”, and that theoretically, under normal
processing conditions, TECATRON SE should perform as
well if not better than competitive PPS materials.
TECATRON® SX while showing more modest wear performance
than the SE, still performed to a level that
should allow the material to occupy significant market
space, offering good performance at a lower cost, and providing
exceptional overall value.
TECAPEEK SE and TECAPEEK® CMP represent the
remainder of the Ensinger CMP product offering, and also
offer unique benefits to the CMP ring user. They both
offer well balance properties and chemical resistance at
elevated temperatures, with TECAPEEK CMP offering the
higher ductility of the two.
For more information, contact Bruce Dickenson,
Ensinger, Inc., 365 Meadowlands Blvd., Washington, PA
15301, 800-243-3221/856-227-0500, Fax: 724-746-
9209, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.ensingerplastics.com.
stock shapes of
rod, plate and
Newark, DE are manufactured from virgin, unfilled,
impact modified PPS virgin resins and are available in
both black and natural (beige) colors.
Often referred to as “smart man’s PEEK”, PPS is a tough
semi-crystalline polymer with excellent chemical resistance
to solvents, acids, bases and petroleum fluids along
with great temperature resistance to 175°C, high limiting
oxygen index (LOI) - making it inherently flame resistant,
and a lower specific gravity vs. metals.
Quanta PPS stock shapes offer additional benefits of high
tensile elongation and ductility and a unique combination of
other properties coupled with a cost/performance balance
that is unmatched by other engineering stock shapes. In
addition, Quanta PPS stock shapes are extruded from
resins that comply with the Code of Federal Regulations
(CFR) Section 21 for indirect food contact applications.
Quantum’s PPS stock shapes are hot air annealed for
dimensional stability and low residual stress. Annealing is
critical for ease of machining and final part surface
smoothness. Quanta PPS stock shapes are easily
machined to tight tolerances and precise components
using readily available low pH synthetic cutting fluids.
Rods are available from ó” to 4” diameter. Plates are
available from 3/8” to 3” thick in widths 12”, 18” and 24”
wide. Heavy wall tubular bars (wall thickness > 0.500”)
are available on a custom basis.
For more information, contact Renee Ebersole,
Quantum Polymers Corporation, 211 Executive Drive,
Suite 1, Newark, DE 19702, 877-737-7012, Fax: 302-737-7035, E-mail: email@example.com, Web:
High Performance Profiles
Petro Extrusion Tech., Inc. is an extruder of most thermoplastic
materials, including several high performance
materials such as PVDF (Solef® 460), Trogamid® transparent
amorphous nylon 12 and nylons 6 & 12.
Extruded Solef PVDF material is an FDA grade resin with
high temperature resistance and good chemical resistance,
available in a wide variety of stock in custom sizes, which
can be produced according to customer
specifications. This material is
natural in color and is semi rigid.
Evonik Trogamid T-5000 nylon is a
transparent, rigid nylon, with a clear,
amber colored tint. It can be extruded
in a variety of tubes, round, square, or
rectangular, as needed. It offers good
chemical resistance, high mechanical
stability and good electrical properties.
It is transparent unlike most
opaque nylon grades.
Petro also extrudes nylon 6 & 12.
Nylon 6 offers good heat resistance,
along with good chemical resistance,
and toughness. It is available in tubing
or profile shapes, and is available in a
variety of stock profile shapes. Nylon 6
is available in both FDA and heat-stabilized
grades. Standard nylon 6 can vary
in color from white translucent to a beige opaque color.
Nylon12 has even higher heat resistance then nylon 6,
and is available in FDA grades, as well as flexible grades,
and heat stabilized grades. Nylon 12 has better hydrolytic
stability and has a white/translucent color.
For more information, contact Mike Patterson or Julie
Hanan, Petro Extrusion Technologies, Inc., 205B Hallock
Ave., Middlesex, NJ 08846, 800-229-3338/908-789-3338, Fax: 908-789-0434, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.petroextrusions.com.
Polyimide Shapes & Liquid
R. Blaine Industries (RBI) recently announced the expanded
availability of its VTEC™ polyimide stock shapes, parts
and liquid materials. Small diameter rod has been added,
with sizes as small as .060” diameter now available.
Incremental diameters are also available to reduce the
need to turn down from larger diameters. Other additions
to the line include 300mm square sheet stock, and many
OD/ID tube and bushing stock sizes.
VTEC creates new revenue opportunities, and offers distributors
and fabricators a quality alternative to Vespel®,
Meldin®, Plavis®, and other polyimides (PI). RBI's unique
new VTEC economy
grade (EG) materials
bring down the
high cost of traditional
other high performance
Hybrid VTEC polymer
available with many
fillers and modifications
including carbon, graphite, glass, PTFE, fibers, and
minerals to exactly match application requirements to
replace metals, and upgrade many other polymers which
VTEC is a virtually indestructible polymer that overcomes
many of the limitations of traditional high performance
plastic materials. VTEC is not sensitive to moisture
and steam, which makes it ideal for oil patch applications.
Also, VTEC EG does not have a low Tg problem in high temperature
applications. And, VTEC EG is ideal for any type
of bearing and wear application to 500°F continuous.
VTEC Polyimide is also available in liquid form for applications
where a polyimide coating or film is desired. It is
typically applied and then thermal cured into a thin film or
coating layer. Applications include cast films (including
ESD); thin wall tubing; glass coating (to reduce breakage);
metal coating (to create a high temp wear surface or to
make metal non-conductive); semiconductor and microelectronic
stress buffers or passivation layers; high temp adhesives;
optical fiber and capillary coatings; R&D projects;
wire enamels, etc. VTEC Polyimide liquid adds a new dimension
to a distributors’ overall offering of advanced polymers.
RBI's VTEC line of polyimide and hybrid materials also
includes directformed parts and machined parts, in addition
to stock shapes (sheet, rod, tube). RBI also produces
near-net custom shapes that save machining time as well
as material cost. Medical implant grades of VTEC in liquid
and solid from are also available and solving next generation
For more information, contact Mark McDevitt, R. Blaine Industries, 1517 Hill Rd., Ste 5F, Reading, PA 19602,
610-236-1445, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.rblaine.com.
High Performance Films
are dependent on
materials that have
Whether you need
material that has a
low melting point,
range, or even chemical resistance, CS Hyde can be your
worldwide source. CS Hyde specializes in custom conversion,
die cutting, laminating, slitting and sheeting. Different
types of high performance films they carry include: ABS,
Acetal (Delrin®), ESR Reflective Film by 3M™, FEP, Halar®,
HDPE, Hytrel®, Kapton®, PVDF, Mylar®, PEEK, PES, PFA,
Polyimide, PPS, Teflon®, TPX®, UHMW, Nylon®, Udel
Polysulfone, Ultem®, and many more sold by the lineal
foot. They have capabilities to cut to width, sheet, or die cut
materials with or without adhesive. They are a 3M top
choice converter enabling them to offer 3M's line of adhesive
systems including VHB®, LSE, High Bond, Differential
adhesive and more.
For over 20 years CS Hyde has been a leading distributor
and converter to a wide variety of markets. Their goal
is to provide their customers with products made to specific
specs, competitive costs, and provide fast delivery.
For more information, contact Arik Barrera, CS Hyde
Company, 1351 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lake Villa, IL 60046,
800-461-4161, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.cshyde.com.
Primex Plastics offers the
Tuff-X family of products.
Tuff-X, TPO (thermoplastic
polyolefin) is a compounded
alloy of polypropylene,
elastomers and mineral
fillers. TPO has
advanced a great deal
over the last several
years and is much easier
to process and provides
Tuff-X offers a unique balance of
stiffness and low thermal expansion contraction (CLTE) as
well as excellent impact, weatherability and chemical
resistance. Primex offers Tuff-X in a variety of constructions
with Flex Modulus ranging from 280,000 PSI up to
500,000 PSI. The material is available in an ultra-low
gloss up to their extreme gloss with excellent depth of
image. Custom colors and a variety of surfaces and soft
touch feels are also available.
Primex extrudes plastic sheet using polystyrene, polyethylene,
ABS, polypropylene and polyester in addition to
an assortment of specialty products to serve a wide range
of industries. Primex is a wholly owned subsidiary of ICC
For more information, contact Tim Schultz, Primex
Plastics Corporation, 1235 North F Street, Richmond, IN
47374, 800-222-5116/765-973-0108, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.primexplastics.com.
Thin Gauge Sheet
ENSINGER Penn Fibre is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers
of high performance and engineering polymers
in extruded plastic sheets, coils, strips and punched parts.
Ensinger Penn Fibre extrudes thin gauge plastic sheets
from .031” to .250” thick at up to 24” wide and sheets
from .062” to .250” thick at up to 48” wide. Stock sheets
standard length of 96” and most stock sheets ship in one
to two days. Custom runs ship in 4 to 5 weeks on 24” wide
products and 6 to 8 weeks on 48” wide products. Coils
are manufactured from .010” to .125” thick and slit
widths from .250” to 24” wide. Punched parts and CNC
parts are also produced from various thickness of coils
Acetal - TECAFORM® and Delrin® in Nat, Black and
Colors, Nylon, Nylon MDS, Nylon GF13, - TECAMID®,
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) - TECAPEEK®, Poly phe -
nylene Sulfide (PPS) - TECATRON® PPS, Polyetherimide
(Ultem®) - TECAPEI™, Sulfones - TECASON®, Polyesters
PBT and TECAPET™, Polycarbonate (PC) - TECANAT®,
Poly phenylene Oxide (PPO) - TECANYL®, Polypropylene -
TECAFINE® PP, Polyeth -
y lene - TECAFINE® PE
and Acrylonitrile Buta -
diene Styrene - TEC A -
Limited thickness op -
tions are stocked in 24”
wide of Delrin® Nat,
Black and Colors, Delrin
AF® (PTFE) sheets, polysulfone sheets, modified polypenenlene
oxide (Noryl ® PPO) sheets, Pennite® glass reinforced
nylon sheets, Pennite® long glass fiber Polypropylene
sheets, Fortron® glass reinforced polyphenylene sulfide
(PPS) sheets , Ultem ® Poly ether i mide (PEI) sheets, and poly
ether ether keytone (PEEK) sheets.
Many non-standard plastic sheets, including electrostatically
dissipative (ESD) acetal sheets, custom colored
plastic sheets, and other custom sheets are supplied on a
custom minimum order basis, with lead times averaging
from four to eight weeks ARO.
For more information, contact Mark Kreisher, Ensinger Penn Fibre, 2434 Bristol Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020, 800-
662-7366, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.ensinger-ind.com.