Materials

Engineered Resins are used for durable goods and many military and industrial applications. We have enjoyed working with resin manufacturers to develop special purpose resins and applications. Most of the materials used at PMC can be engineered with additives such as glass, talc and minerals.

We have expertise in working with many different resins. Some of the more common resins that are used at Plastic Molded Concepts are listed below.

Symbol Chemical Name More Info
ABS + All Alloys
Acetal Copoly Acetal (POM) Copolymer Acetal polyoxymethylene copolymer exhibits low extremely low wear as well as good rigidity, toughness and dimensional stability.  Its wear and friction properties are also easily modified with additives better than the homopolymer.
Acetal Homopoly Acetal (POM) Homopolymer Acetal polyoxymethhylene homopolymer exhibits low wear as well as good rigidity, toughness and dimensional stability. Its wear and friction properties are easily modified with additives.
Acrylic (PMMA) Polymethyl Methacrylate Acrylic polymethyl methacrylate is a common transparent thermoplastic alternative to glass as well as an economical alternative to polycarbonate when extreme strength is not a requirement.
Acrylic (SMMA) Styrene Methyl Styrene methyl methacrylate copolymer is a stiff, tough and durable transparent resin. Its ease of processing, versatility and durability make it an economical solution for a variety of applications.
Acrylic + PVC Acrylic + Polyvinyl Chloride Alloy
ASA Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate is a thermoplastic alternative to acrylonitrile butadiene styrene used widely in the automotive industry due to its strong weather resistance, UV resistance and mechanical properties.
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Ethylene vinyl acetate is an elastomeric polymer producing rubber-like materials notable for their softness and flexibility. The material has low-temperature toughness, waterproof properties, resistance to UV radiation and stress-crack resistance suitable for electrical applications.
HDPE Polyethylene, High Density High-density polyethylene is a thermoplastic made from petroleum with a high strength-to-density ratio. It is a commonly recycled material used in the production of plastic bottles, plastic lumber, corrosion-resistant piping and geomembranes.
HDPE Copolymer Polyethylene, High Density High-density polyethylene copolymer has excellent processability and balanced end-use properties similar to HDPE. It is commonly used for blow-molding large parts that demand outstanding physical performance.
LCP Liquid Crystal Polymer Liquid crystal polymers are highly inert and nonreactive as well as highly resistant to fire, chemicals and weathering.
LDPE Polyethylene, Low Density Low-density polyethylene is a thermoplastic made from monomer ethylene with excellent corrosion resistance. This highly recyclable material is commonly used for various containers, bottles, plastic bags and molded laboratory equipment.
LLDPE Polyethylene, Linear Low Density Linear low-density polyethylene is a flexible material that elongates under stress. It also has good resistance to chemicals and has good electrical properties. It is commonly used to product plastic wrap, buckets, containers, cable coverings and flexible tubing.
Nylon + All Types & Grades Plus Alloys
PAI Polyamide-imide Polyamide-imides are amorphous polymers with exceptional mechanical, thermal and chemical resistant properties. This strong material is used extensively in wire coatings.
PAS Polyarylsulfone Polyarylsulfone is a stable thermoplastic that is resistant to high and low temperatures, is chemical and solvent resistant, and has excellent impact strength.
PBT R Polybutylene Terephthalate Polybutylene terephthalate is a thermoplastic polymer commonly used as an insulator in electrical applications. It is resistant to solvents, heat resistant, mechanically strong, and can be treated to be made flame retardant to make it noncombustible.
PBT Alloy Polybutylene Terephthalate + Unspecified Alloy
PC + Acrylic Polycarbonate + Acrylic Alloy
PBT Alloy Polybutylene Terephthalate + Unspecified Alloy
PC + Acrylic Polycarbonate + Acrylic Alloy
PC + BT Polycarbonate + Polybutylene Terephthalate Alloy
PC + PET Polycarbonate + Polyethylene Terephthalate
PEEK Polyetheretherketone PEEK carbon fiber material is ideal for components where thermal, chemical, and combustion properties are critical for performance. Learn More
PEI Polyether Imide Polyetherimide is a thermoplastic with similar chariacteristics to PEEK. PEI is a cost-effective PEEK alternative but has a lower impact strength and usable temperature.
PES Polyether Sulfone Polyethersulfone is a thermoplastic polymer similar to PSU. It is also very tough and exhibits exceptional stability at high temperatures.
PET Polyethylene Terephthalate PET is a clear, strong and lightweight plastic belonging to the polyester family.  PET is the world’s most common packaging choice for foods and beverages.
PETG Polyethylene Terephthalate Polyethylene terephthalate is the most common thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family.  It is used in food and liquid containers, thermoforming, clothing fibers and engineering resins.
PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide PPS offers a number of beneficial characteristics including resistance to chemicals such as acids, alkalis, bleaches. Learn More
PSU Polysulfone Polysulfone is a thermoplastic polymer used in specialty applications and is a superior replacement for polycarbonates. It is very tough and exhibits exceptional stability at high temperatures.
PUR Polyurethane Polyurethane is a widely used polymer in application such as high-resilience foam seating, durable elastomeric wheels and tires, rigid foam insulation panels, high performance adhesives, surface coatings and sealants.
PVC Elastomer Polyvinyl Chloride Elastomer Polyvinyl chloride elastomer is a widely-produced synthetic plastic polymer. It can be either rigid or flexible, allowing diverse applications.
PVC, Flexible Polyvinyl Chloride, Flexible Flexible polyvinyl chloride is commonly used in plumbing, electrical cable insulation, inflatable products, imitation leather and signage.
PVC, Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride, Rigid Rigid polyvinyl chloride is commonly used in piping, bottles, non-food packaging and cards such as membership or bank cards.
SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile Styrene acrylonitrile resin is a copolymer plastic commonly used in place of polystyrene due to its greater thermal resistance.
TPE Thermoplastic Elastomer Thermoplastic elastomer has both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties. It is easy to use in manufacturing, especially injection molding.