High Performance Plastics

New Technology Plastics offers a wide selection of High-Performance Plastics. In modern industry, “PERFORMANCE” is a must. It can cover many aspects concerning quality, efficiency, durability, speed, throughput, or resistance to external factors. The aim is to have applications that run smoothly, with minimum maintenance, at the best cost to performance ratio. Within our material portfolio, you will certainly find the high-performance plastics you need for your applications.

High performance plastics typically have a permanent operating temperature of more than 302°F. It is this material class that brings the superior properties of polymers – such as sliding friction characteristics, weight saving and chemical resistance – to bear, especially at high permanent operating temperatures. Using special reinforcing materials such as glass fiber, glass beads or carbon fiber, heat distortion resistance and rigidity can be increased even further. Additives such as PTFE, and graphite considerably improve the sliding and friction characteristics, and the addition of metal fibers and carbon black provide improved electrical conductivity.

High Performance Plastics Material Properties And Specifications

HIGH TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE

Heat resistant plastic materials are constantly being developed and becoming more common both in traditional and in high end industrial applications to improve performance and durability.

Common understanding may be that plastics are not normally considered as heat resistant materials. However, the truth is that there are whole families of high-performance polymers which may be used at permanent service temperatures of more than 302°F up to over 572°F depending on the operating conditions.

These materials, characterized by elevated glass transition and melting temperatures, are the best candidates when it comes to metal replacement, as polymers provide the added value of superior properties such as sliding friction characteristics, weight saving, and chemical resistance. These advantages can be maintained, even at high permanent operating temperatures. High temperature polymers are commercially available both as unmodified heat resistant materials and as modified high-performance thermoplastics.

By adding reinforcements, such as glass or carbon fibers, stiffness and heat distortion temperature can be improved, along with the additional benefit of dimensional stability. This is possible thanks to lower thermal expansion rates that can get close to values typical of some metal alloys. Carbon fiber reinforced plastic is currently one of the most interesting solutions when operating conditions require extreme stiffness and mechanical properties combined with the lowest weight possible, as in aerospace or automotive applications.

For applications that require abrasion resistance, wear or a low coefficient of friction, these engineering plastics offer superior performance when compounded with lubricants such as PTFE and graphite. Moreover, the intrinsically good electrical insulating characteristics of these thermoplastics can be modified to achieve static dissipative or electrically conductive qualities.

HIGH PERFORMANCE POLYMERS IN APPLICATIONS

Some of the most important areas of application for high temperature plastics are:

  • Applications that require abrasion resistance, wear, or a low friction coefficient. These engineering plastics offer superior performance when compounded with lubricants such as PTFE and graphite.
  • Heat and shock-resistant applications in the glass and aerospace industries.
  • Heat-resistant, emission-proof, highly insulating, or defined conducting materials for the semiconductor and electrical engineering industry.
  • Sterilization and hydrolysis-proof parts for medical devices.
  • Emission-proof and radiation-resistant components for vacuum technology and applications in the areas of X-ray technology and nuclear energy.
  • Components for the chemical industry.

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Distribution

New Technology Plastics inventories a wide selection of general-purpose and high-performance plastics in sheet, rod, tube, and films. Whatever your need is New Technology Plastics is your best choice.

Machining

We specialize in the machining and fabrication of general-purpose and high-performance plastics for the aerospace, medical, food-processing, and general OEM companies.

Thermoforming & Assembly

Our award-winning plastics manufacturing services and quality certifications allow us to serve a variety of Aerospace, High-Tech, Medical and OEM Industrial and Commercial industries.

Fabrication

We specialize in the machining and fabrication of general-purpose and high-performance plastics for the aerospace, medical, food-processing, and general OEM companies.

Engineering

At New Technology Plastics, we offer a wide variety of engineering services to assist our customers with material selection and design to help maximize part performance.  We assist our customers with design to help ensure realistic tolerances and geometrics when working with plastic materials.

Tooling

New Technology Plastics offers complete in-house mold making and tooling capabilities. Our team of skilled and experienced people are equiped with the latest technology in CAD-CAM design and are capable of tackling the most challenging projects.

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