Engineered Resins

Plastic Injection Molder Highlights Popular Engineering Resins

Please Note: PMC does not sell the materials listed below.  We only use the materials list to inform visitors that we are experienced in processing  these materials for many fine products.

Engineered Resins are used for durable goods and many military and industrial applications. We work 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 engineering resins used at Plastic Molded Concepts are listed below.

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SymbolChem. NameInfo
ABS + All Alloys Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS resin) Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene offers excellent surface appearance, strength & stiffness. ABS resin also has good toughness, low creep, excellent dimensional stability & chemical resistance. It is versatile and easy to process.
Acetal CopolymerAcetal (POM) CopolymerAcetal 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 HomopolymerAcetal (POM) HomopolymerAcetal 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 MethacrylateAcrylic 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 MethylStyrene methyl methacrylate copolymer is a stiff, tough and durable resin. Its ease of processing, versatility and durability make it an economical solution for a variety of applications.
Acrylic + PVCAcrylic + Polyvinyl Chloride Alloy
ASAAcrylonitrile Styrene AcrylateAcrylonitrile 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.
EVAEthylene Vinyl AcetateEthylene 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.
HDPEPolyethylene, High DensityHigh-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 CopolymerPolyethylene, High DensityHigh-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.
LCPLiquid Crystal PolymerLiquid crystal polymers are highly inert and nonreactive as well as highly resistant to fire, chemicals and weathering.
LDPEPolyethylene, Low DensityLow-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.
LLDPEPolyethylene, Linear Low DensityLinear 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
PAIPolyamide-imidePolyamide-imides are amorphous polymers with exceptional mechanical, thermal and chemical resistant properties. This strong material is used extensively in wire coatings.
PASPolyarylsulfonePolyarylsulfone is a stable thermoplastic that is resistant to high and low temperatures, is chemical and solvent resistant, and has excellent impact strength.
PBTRPolybutylene TerephthalatePolybutylene 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 AlloyPolybutylene Terephthalate + Unspecified Alloy
PC + AcrylicPolycarbonate + Acrylic Alloy PC+Acrylic offers high impact strength and excellent flow. It’s commonly used in retail products, food packaging and electronics housings.
PC + BTPolycarbonate + Polybutylene Terephthalate Alloy
PC + PETPolycarbonate + Polyethylene Terephthalate PC+PET is an ultra tough resin. It’s chemical resistant, non-hygroscopic and resistant to stress cracking.
PEEKPolyetheretherketonePEEK carbon fiber material is ideal for components where thermal, chemical, and combustion properties are critical for performance.
PEIPolyether ImidePolyetherimide is a thermoplastic with similar chariacteristics to PEEK. PEI is a cost-effective PEEK alternative but has a lower impact strength and usable temperature.
PESPolyether SulfonePolyethersulfone is a thermoplastic polymer similar to PSU. It is also very tough and exhibits exceptional stability at high temperatures.
PETPolyethylene TerephthalatePET 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.
PETGPolyethylene TerephthalatePolyethylene 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.
PPSPolyphenylene SulfidePPS offers a number of beneficial characteristics including resistance to chemicals such as acids, alkalis, bleaches. Learn More
PSUPolysulfonePolysulfone 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.
PURPolyurethanePolyurethane 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 ElastomerPolyvinyl Chloride ElastomerPolyvinyl chloride elastomer is a widely-produced synthetic plastic polymer. It can be either rigid or flexible, allowing diverse applications.
PVC, FlexiblePolyvinyl Chloride, FlexibleFlexible polyvinyl chloride is commonly used in plumbing, electrical cable insulation, inflatable products, imitation leather and signage.
PVC, RigidPolyvinyl Chloride, RigidRigid polyvinyl chloride is commonly used in piping, bottles, non-food packaging and cards such as membership or bank cards.
SANStyrene AcrylonitrileStyrene acrylonitrile resin is a copolymer plastic commonly used in place of polystyrene due to its greater thermal resistance.
TPEThermoplastic ElastomerThermoplastic elastomer has both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties. It is easy to use in manufacturing, especially injection molding.