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Plastic material selection guide

Better design, improved performance, faster manufacturing, and reduced production time and cost are a just a few of the reasons why OEMs are making the switch to engineering plastics. This 5-step guide will help you choose the optimal thermoplastic material that will perform in every way you need.

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The right thermoplastic material for your application

High-performance plastics are increasingly being used to replace materials like bronze, stainless steel, aluminium, and ceramics. The most popular reasons for switching to plastic include:

  • Longer part life
  • Elimination of lubrication
  • Reduced wear on mating parts
  • Faster operation of equipment/line speeds
  • Less power needed to run equipment
  • Corrosion resistance and inertness
  • Weight reduction

With the many plastic materials available today, selecting the right one for your application may be intimidating. To help, we’ve created the following guidelines to assist those new to the world of engineering plastics.

FIND YOUR PERFORMANCE PLASTIC Five steps for plastic material selection
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