Plastic Materials - Thermoplastics and Thermosetting Polymers
Plastic materials - also known as thermoplastics - are polymers that turn to liquid when heated and into a glassy state when cooled. The two types of plastics are thermoplastics and thermosetting polymers. Both types of plastics can undergo melting and freezing cycles repeatedly, and be reshaped upon reheating. However, thermosetting polymers, such as thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), have elastic properties more typical of rubber.
Plastic injection molding services from Phillips-Medisize can give you low-cost solutions and a wide variety of processing options.
Properties of Plastics
A relatively low-cost material, thermoplastics and thermosetting polymers offer low- to high-volume manufacturing ease. Combine plastic materials and plastic injection molding, and you also get these benefits, to name a few:
- Complex geometries
- Low cycle times
- Design flexibility
- Repeatable tolerances
- Ability to process a wide variety of materials
- Little to no part finishing
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