Technical Information

The range of engineering plastics held at Partwell are all fit for Metal to Plastic applications and plastic component replacement.

The below table details the best industrial plastic sheeting for specific part requirements. For in depth technical information, including working temperatures, please download our plastic engineering pdf.

Low Friction

Requirement of Part;

  • Low friction Sliding, slipping components
  • Self lubricating bearings
  • Dimensional stability
  • Wear resistance
Plastic Appropriate for Use;

  • Nylons, Acetal, PTFE, UHMW PE, PET(P)
  • Nylons, PET(P)
  • Acetal, PET(P) and Glass Filled Grades
  • UHMW PE, Cast Nylon 6

Environment

Requirement of Part;

  • Chemical resistance
  • Electrical insulation
  • Contact with foodstuffs
  • UV, Age hardening & radiation
  • Model or prototype work
Plastic Appropriate for Use;

  • PVC, PP, PVDF, HDPE, PEEK, PTFE
  • Thermoset Laminates, PVC, PTFE, PPE
  • Acetal, UHMW PE, PET(P), PP, PSU & PE
  • High Performance, PEEK, PVDF PCTFE
  • Acrylic, ABS, PVC

Loading

Requirement of Part;

  • Impact loads
  • Cyclical loading
  • Better resistance to creep / high continuous loading
Plastic Appropriate for Use;

  • Nylon 6, PC, Epoxy Laminates, HMW PE
  • Nylons Acetal
  • Glass Filled Grades, Thermoset Laminates, PET(P), High Performance Plastics

Temperature

Requirement of Part;

  • Low temperature impact strength
  • Working temperature >100C
Plastic Appropriate for Use;

  • Nylons, UHMW PE, PVDF
  • High Performance Plastics, PTFE