Plastics Guide

Plastic Material
Rod
Dia
Sheet
Thickness
Machinability
Rating 1-10
1=Easy
Service
Temp.
Long/Short
Degrees F
Characteristics / Attributes
ABS 3/16 to 8 1/4 to 4 1 195/210 General Purpose / Formable
Economical / Machinable / Moldable
ACETAL / DELRIN 1/8 to 12 .010 to 4 1 180/220 Machinable / Economical /
Good Wear / FDA / USDA / Good Impact
ACRYLIC 1/16 to 6 1/32 to 3 5 140/200 Optically Clear / Colors
/ Machinable / Formable / Economical
CELAZOLE / PBI 1 to 4-3/4 3/8 to 2 8 650/1000 Highest Temp / Chemical / Resistance
/ High PV / Polybenzimidizole
DELRIN / HOMOPOLYMER 3/16 to 8 1/4 to 4 1 180/220 Acetal / Economical / Good Wear
/ FDA / USDA / Machinable
DELRIN AF 3/16 to 8 1/32 to 3 1 185/300 PTFE Filled Acetal / Low Friction
/ Brown / Good Machinability
DELRIN CL500 3/16 to 8 1/4 to 3 1 180/220 Excellent Machinability /
Lubricated Acetal / Low Friction
ENSIFIDE BG / Bearing Grade PPS 3/16 to 8 1/4 to2 3 425 High Strength / Rigidity
/ Excellent Chemical Resistance
ENSITAL HPV13 3/16 to 8 1/4 to 4 1 180/220 Filled Acetal / Low Moisture
Absorption / Wear Resistant
ENSITEP 3/16 to 8 1/4 to 4 1 210/260 PET / Economical / Good Wear /
White / FDA / USDA / Machinable
FEP 1/16 to 6 .005 to3 3 400 Fluoropolymer / Excellent
Chemical Resistance / High Temperature
FLUOROGOLD 1/32 to 15 1/32 to 4 3 500 Filled PTFE / Lowest
Friction / High V / Chemical Resistant
HYDEX 4101 & 4101L* 1/2 to 6 3/8 to 4 1 245/250 PBT / PTFE Filled* /
FDA-USDA / Low Friction / White / GoodWear
HYDEX FGA 1/2 to 4 3/8 to 2 1 185/300 Teflon Filled Delrin /
FDA / USDA / Low Friction / Machinable
HYDLAR Z & ZF* 1/4 to 5 1/4 to 2 5 230/300 Kevlar – Aramid Fiber Filled Nylon
/ Excellent Wear / FDA / *MoS2 Filled
KYNAR / PVDF 1/4 to 10 1/4 to 4 3 122/230 Fluoropolymer / Excellent
Chemical Resistance / Weldable
MICARTA C & LE 1/32 to 10 1/32 to 8 8 284/350 Laminate / Thermo-set / Rigid
/ High Strength / Electrical Insulator
MICARTA G-9, G-10 & G-11* 1/32 to 5 .005 to 5 10 284/356 Epoxy / Silicone* / Woven Fiberglass
Matrix / High Strength Laminate
MICARTA XXX 1/32 to 2 1/32 to 5 8 284/350 Phenolic Resin / Paper Matrix
/ Laminate / Excellent Insulator
NORYL EN265 3/8 to 8 1/4 to 4 2 195/375 PPO & Styrene Alloy /
Good Creep Resistance / Machinable
NYLON – GLASS FILLED / 10% to 30% 1/32 to 6 .125 to 3 3 200/250 Economical / Good Wear /
High Impact Strength / High Strength
NYLON TYPE 66 / EXTRUDED 1/32 to 6 .010 to 3 1 200/250 Economical / Good Wear
Characteristics / High Impact Strength
NYLON TYPE 6 / MONOCAST 1 to 24 1/4 to 4 2 260 Economical / Castable to
Near Net Shapes / High Impact Strength
NYLON ST801 1/32 to 6 .010 to 3 1 200 Super Tough Nylon / High
Strength / High Impact Strength
PCTFE / KEL-F 1/16 to 6 .005 to 2 3 500 Chemical Resistant / Heat
Resistant / High Temp / Weldable
PEEK – POLYETHER-ETHERKETONE 1/4 to 4 1/4 to 2-1/2 5 480 Autoclavable / Excellent
Chemical & Steam Resistant / Machinable
PEEK / CARBON FIBER FILLED 1/4 to 4 1/4 to 2-1/2 5 480 High PV / High Temp /
Thermally Stable / Conductive / Rigid
PFA / NEOFLON 1/16 to 3 .002 to 3 3 500 Chemical Resistant / Heat
Resistant / High Temp / Weldable
POLYCARBONATE / LEXAN 1/32 to 15 1/32 to 4 3 210/265 Good Machinability /
Transparent / High Impact and Rigidity
POLYETHYLENE / LDPE, MDPE & HDPE 1/32 to 18 .002 to 10 1 140/175 General Purpose / Economical
/ Chemical Resistant / Weldable
POLYIMIDE / 15% GRAPHITE 10% TFE 1 to 4-3/4 3/8 to 2 7 550 High PV / High Temp / Low
Friction / Chemical Resistant
POLYIMIDE / 15% GRAPHITE FILLED 1 to 4-3/4 3/8 to 2 7 550 High PV / High Temp / Low
Friction / Chemical Resistant
POLYIMIDE / MELDIN 1 to 4-3/4 3/8 to 2 7 600 High Temp / Wear Resistance
/ High PV / Low Outgassing
POLYPROPYLENE 1/4 to 16 .010 to 10 1 160/230 Chemical Resistance /
Weldable / Economical / Moldable
POLYSULFONE / UDEL 3/16 to 8 1/4 to 4 1 300/340 Autoclavable / Chemically
Resistant / Heat Resistant / Moldable
POLY-TEXX XP99 1/2 to 6 1/4 to 2 5 480 High PV / High Temp /
Chemical Resistant / Thermally Stable
POLY-TEXX 350 / 350GF 1/2 to 4 1/8 to 2 3 200/250 Highest Abrasion Resistance /
Low Friction / Excellent Wear
POLY-TEXX HPVG Tubing to 60 1/8 to 3 3 266/360 High Load / Impact Resistant
/ Graphite Filled Composite Bearing
POLY-TEXX HPVT Tubing to 60 1/8 to 3 2 266/360 Lowest Friction / High Load /
PTFE Filled Composite Bearing
PTFE / 15% GRAPHITE FILLED 1/32 to 15 1/32 to 4 3 500 Filled PTFE / Low Friction /
Economical / Chemical Resistance
PTFE / 25% CARBON FILLED 1/32 to 15 1/32 to 4 3 500 Filled PTFE / Low Friction
/ Conductive / Chemical Resistant
PTFE / 25% GLASS FILLED 1/32 to 15 1/32 to 4 3 550 Filled PTFE / High V / High
Temp / Chemical Resistant /Insulator
PTFE 1/32 to 15 1/32 to 4 3 550 High Chemical Resistance
/ High Temp / Low Heat Transfer
PVC / CPVC* 1/4 to 13-3/4 3/32 to 4 1 150/165 Weldable / Economical /
Chemical Resistant / Moldable / Hi Temp*
REXOLITE 1/16 to 9 1/32 to 6 3 212 Cross linked Polystyrene
/ High Frequency Dielectric / Rigid
RULON ® 123
(Saint-Gobain)
3/16 to13 .010 to 2 3 550 Graphite Filled PTFE / FDA /
USDA / High V / Inert / Black
RULON ® 142
(Saint-Gobain)
N/A .015 to 1/4 1 550 Filled PTFE / Slide ways
/ Machine Ways / Expansion Supports
RULON ® 488
(Saint-Gobain)
3/16 to 12 .015 to 1 3 550 Filled PTFE / High V / Chemically
Inert / Dryer Bearings / Green
RULON ® 641
(Saint-Gobain)
3/16 to 12 .015 to 1 3 550 Filled PTFE / FDA / USDA / High V
/ Chemical Resistant / White
RULON ® 988 / FLUOROLOY A
(Saint-Gobain)
3/16 to 13 .010 to 4 5 500 Filled PTFE / Stability /
Strength / High V / Low Friction
RULON ® DC7035
(Saint-Gobain)
3/16 to 13 .010 to 4 5 500 Carbon Filled PTFE / Conductive /
High V / Chemical Resistant
RULON ® J
(Saint-Gobain)
3/16 to 13 .010 to 4 3 550 Polymer Filled PTFE / Low Friction /
Non Abrasive / Chem. Resistant
RULON ® K / FLUOROLOY K
(Saint-Gobain)
3/16 to 13 .010 to 4 5 500 Filled PTFE / Stability / Seals /
High V / Chemical Resistant
RULON ® LR / AR
(Saint-Gobain)
3/16 to 13 .010 to 4 5 550 Glass Filled PTFE / Good
Strength / High V / Inert / Maroon
RULON ® W2
(Saint-Gobain)
3/16 to 13 .010 to 4 5 500 Filled PTFE / Water Applications /
High V / Chemical Resistant
SINTIMID T -BGF / FILLED POLYIMIDE 1/4 to 3 1/4 to 4 550 High PV / Very High Temp /
Chemical Resistant / Excellent Bearing
SINTIMID POLYIMIDE 1/4 to 3 1/4 to 2 4 550 High PV / High Temp / Low
Friction / Chemical Resistant
TECHTRON / PPS 1/4 to 3 1/4 to 2 4 425 Chemical Resistant / High
Temp / High Strength / Rigid
PPS – BEARING GRADE 1/4 to 3 1/4 to 2 4 425 Graphite Fill /Chemical Resistant /
High Temp / High Strength & Rigid
PTFE / EXT & MOLDED 1 to 38 .001 to 12 3 550 Unfilled Teflon / Inert /
High Temp / Insulator / White
PTFE / GLASS FILLED 1/4 to 12 1/4 to 4 5 550 Filled PTFE / High V /
High Temp / Chemical Resistant
PTFE / TUBING .034 to 12 N/A N/A 550 Roll Covers / Spaghetti / Shrinkable
and Non-Shrinkable / AWG Sizes
TEFZEL / ETFE 1/16 to 3-3/4 .030 to 3 3 300/350 Fluoropolymer / Excellent Chemical
Resistance / High Strength
TFM 1 to 12 .010 to 4 3 500 Fluoropolymer / Very Low
Porosity / High Temperature
TORLON 4203 / 4301 3/32 to 2 3/16 to 1 5 500 High Temp / High Strength
/ Electrical & Bearing Grade
UHMW 1/4 to 10 .005 to 7 5 180 Economical / High Abrasion
Resistance / Low Friction / FDA
UHMW / GLASS FILLED 1/2 to 4 1/8 to 2 3 180 Low Friction / Highest
Abrasion Resistance / Economical
UHMW / OIL FILLED 1/4 to 8 1/8 to 2 3 180 Lowest Friction / High Abrasion
Resistance / FDA / Chemical Res.
UHMW / H.O.T. 1 to 8 1/4 to 4 2 260 Low Friction / Highest Heat
Resistance of any UHMW / Economical
ULTEM 1000 1/32 to 8 .002 to 4 5 340 High Strength / Autoclavable /
Chemical Resistance / Translucent
ULTEM 2300 1/4 to 8 3/8 to 4 8 340 Glass Filled / High Strength /
Rigid / Autoclavable / Thermally Stable
VEKTON 6PAL, 6PAG 1/2 to 12 1/4 to 6 3 200/250 Oil & MOs2 Filled Nylon Type
6 / Low Friction / Good Wear
VEKTON 6PALM 1/2 to 12 1/4 to 6 3 200/250 High Impact / Oil Lubricant
Filled Nylon Type 6 / Low Friction
VEKTON 6PAM, 6PA 1/2 to 12 1/4 to 6 3 200/250 MOs2 Filled Nylon Type 6
/ Economical / High Strength
VEKTON 6XAU 1/2 to 12 1/4 to 6 3 260/300 MOs2 Filled Nylon Type 6
/ High Temp / Good Wear
VHMW N/A 1/8 to 3/4 5 160/180 Good Abrasion Resistance
/ Machinable / Low Friction / Economical