Thermoplastics provide a corrosion resistant,
cost effective alternative to metallics
in many applications...
Also recognized under the brand names of Plexiglas® and Lucite®, acrylic is an optically clear, transparent material having outstanding weather resistance, high impact strength, good chemical resistance, and is easily thermoformed and fabricated. Formulations include sheet, rod and tube. Acrylic sheet is available in various colors and tints. Acrylic is less than half the weight of glass and is suitable in a wide range of applications. Some of the most requested items that we routinely fabricate out of acrylic include; fume hoods, dry boxes, draft shields, instrument covers and enclosures, safety shields, battery covers, flanged spools, transparent tanks and sight glasses.
Polycarbonate sheet (Lexan®, Hyzod®) is a virtually unbreakable transparent thermoplastic. It is excellent in applications where safety and security are essential. Formulations include sheet, rod and tube. Polycarbonate is available in UV-resistant and scratch-resistant forms. It can be used in many of the same applications as acrylic when impact strength is a factor. Some common uses are as safety shields and enclosures, sight glasses and chair mats.
PVC sheet is medium impact, high corrosion resistant material, ideally suited where chemical resistance is necessary. It's high strength-to-weight ratio, cost efficiency, ease of fabrication and eco-balance make it an excellent choice. PVC is easily machined and is weldable. We routinely use PVC sheet to fabricate various types of enclosures and covers, cabinets, fume hoods and tanks, and in conjunction with PVC pipe and fittings.
PVC pipe and fittings give excellent, maintenance free performance over long periods of time and have outstanding chemical resistance to nearly all acids, alkalis, alcohols, halogens and many other corrosive materials.
CorzanTM CPVC sheet is a high heat, corrosion resistant material with properties similar to PVC, but because of it's excellent corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures, it is ideally suited for self-supporting construction where high temperatures are a concern. We have extensive experience with CPVC as a construction material, including tower internals and many other process applications.
CPVC pipe and fittings gain advantage over PVC by retaining mechanical strength at higher temperatures.
HDPE is an economical, high impact, lightweight thermoplastic which characteristics include excellent chemical resistance, high tensile strength, resilience, stress crack and abrasion resistance. It is easily machined and requires welded or mechanical style of construction. We use HDPE to fabricate many items for the laboratory and plant processes, including tanks, countertops, catch pans, fume hoods and lab ware carriers. It meets FDA and USDA requirements.
UHMWPE has extremely high abrasion resistance when compared to other thermoplastics. It also has exceptional impact resistance, even at cryogenic temperatures, is chemical resistant and is self-lubricating. UHMWPE meets FDA and USDA requirements.
Polypropylene is an economical, lightweight thermoplastic that offers high corrosion resistance, abrasion and impact resistance. It exhibits tensile strength and stiffness at elevated temperatures superior to HDPE. Polypropylene carries FDA and USDA approval and is stain resistant. It is machined easily and requires welded or mechanical style of construction. We utilize polypropylene in the fabrication of flange spacers, catch pans, countertops and various other applications.
PVDF, manufactured under the names of Kynar® and Hylar®, is a high performance thermoplastic that combines great mechanical strength and high abrasion resistance with a broad temperature range. It is highly resistant to most environmental conditions and corrosive materials. We routinely use PVDF in the fabrication of flange spacers, tower internals and wherever superior thermoplastic characteristics are necessary.
Teflon® is used to produce products which have service temperature capabilities exceeding all other thermoplastics. It has a combination of chemical, electrical, mechanical and thermal properties unmatched by any other material, and is the most chemically inert of any material known. Almost nothing sticks to Teflon® and it is the most heat resistant of organic materials. It is unaffected by weathering and is an excellent electrical insulator. We use Teflon® to fabricate flange spacers, gaskets, tower internals and numerous machined parts.
CPG Seaboard® is a marine grade high density polyethylene sheet manufactured from the highest density HDPE resin, ensuring that it will be the most rigid and dimensionally stable product available. Pre-production treatment provides every sheet with enhanced ability to resist the harmful effects of salt water, moisture and direct sunlight (UV degradation). It has a slight textures surface which minimizes the appearance of scratches.
Porous HDPE is a free-sintered material that produces porous plastic products with excellent filtration efficiency of fine solid particulate combined with excellent flow ability of liquids and gases. Controlled particle size distribution and a precise temperature cycle are used to produce a wide range of interconnected cell structures and specific pore size ranges. These pore structures are designed and controlled to function in a variety of applications, such as filtering, wicking, diffusing or venting gases and sound muffling. Porous plastics retain most of the physical properties of their solid counterparts, but also offer a unique set of properties. The unique "tortuous filtration path" of the material produces high filtration efficiency combining the properties of both surface and depth filters. Porous plastics have excellent resiliency, high physical strength and light weight, providing a rugged, easily handled part. Filtration efficiencies of 99.8% can be achieved. We can fabricate filtration products form porous HDPE sheet and tube to your specifications.