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Plastics

Plastics are a broad class of synthetic or semi-synthetic materials known for their versatility and moldability. They are crucial in numerous applications due to their ability to be shaped, lightweight nature, and resistance to chemicals and moisture.

Highlighted below are the diverse types of plastics available through Canyon Components. Each type of plastic has a dedicated page that delves into its scientific composition, properties, and wide-ranging uses, illuminating the essential role these materials play in both specialized and everyday settings.

Each plastic type encompasses a variety of sub-materials tailored for specific applications. From high-impact resistance to thermal insulation, from biodegradable options to those suitable for medical use; Canyon Components caters to an extensive array of requirements, providing solutions for any plastic material need.

The engineers and consultants here at Canyon Components take pride in finding the perfect solution our customer’s needs. Contact our expert staff for assistance with any seal or application questions!

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ABS Plastic Custom Part

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

ABS plastic, a thermoplastic polymer blend of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene, is renowned for its toughness, impact resistance, and rigidity. It's easily machinable and ideal for automotive parts, consumer goods, and 3D printing due to its strength and versatility.

Nylon Plastic Custom Part

Nylon (Polyamide, PA)

Nylon, a synthetic thermoplastic polymer, is renowned for its high strength, elasticity, and abrasion resistance. It's versatile, easily dyeable, and used in a wide range of products from textiles and ropes to gears and automotive parts.

PBT Plastic Custom Part

PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate)

PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate) is a durable, heat-resistant thermoplastic with excellent electrical properties. It's known for its strength, stiffness, and stability under heat, widely used in electrical components, automotive parts, and consumer goods.

PC Plastic Custom Part

PC (Polycarbonate)

Polycarbonate (PC) Plastic is a tough, transparent thermoplastic with exceptional impact resistance, heat tolerance, and optical clarity. Its versatility makes it ideal for bulletproof glass, eyewear lenses, medical devices, and protective gear, offering a unique balance of strength and lightweight properties.

PC/ABS Plastic Custom Part

PC/ABS (Polycarbonate ABS Blend)

PC/ABS (Polycarbonate/Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) Plastic is a robust blend combining the heat resistance and mechanical strength of polycarbonate with the flexibility and high-quality finish of ABS. Ideal for automotive, electronics, and consumer goods, it offers excellent impact resistance and durability.

PC/ASA Plastic Custom Part

PC/ASA (Polycarbonate ASA Blend)

PC/ASA plastic, a blend of polycarbonate and acrylonitrile styrene acrylate, offers superior UV resistance, high heat stability, and excellent mechanical properties. Ideal for outdoor applications, it combines durability with aesthetic appeal and is widely used in automotive and electronics industries.

PEEK Plastic Custom Part

PEEK (Polyetheretherketone)

PEEK plastic, or polyether ether ketone, is a high-performance thermoplastic known for its exceptional heat resistance, chemical stability, and mechanical strength. It's widely used in aerospace, medical implants, and automotive industries for its durability and ability to withstand harsh environments.

PET Plastic Custom Part

PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is a durable, lightweight thermoplastic, renowned for its clarity, strength, and recyclability. Widely used in beverage bottles, food packaging, and textiles, PET is also food-safe, resistant to water and many chemical solvents, and easily formed into various shapes.

PETG Plastic Custom Part

PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol)

PETG plastic, a glycol-modified version of polyethylene terephthalate, is valued for its clarity, excellent chemical resistance, and thermoformability. It's a popular choice for 3D printing, packaging, and medical devices due to its durability, impact resistance, and ease of fabrication.

PMMA Plastic Custom Part

PMMA (Polymethyl Methacrylate)

Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) Plastic, commonly known as acrylic or Plexiglas, is a transparent thermoplastic with glass-like clarity and excellent light transmission. It's durable, shatter-resistant, and used in applications like lenses, aquariums, signage, and various architectural features due to its weather-resistant properties.

PE Plastic Custom Part

Polyethylene (PE)

Polyethylene (PE) plastic, renowned for its versatility, is a widely used thermoplastic. It's lightweight, impact-resistant, and has excellent chemical resistance. Commonly used in packaging, containers, and pipes, PE is available in varying densities for different applications, including high and low-density forms.

POM Plastic Custom Part

POM (Polyoxymethylene, Acetal)

Polyoxymethylene (POM) Plastic, also known as Acetal or Delrin, is a high-strength, low-friction thermoplastic. It's characterized by its dimensional stability, excellent wear resistance, and low moisture absorption, making it ideal for precision parts in automotive and consumer electronics.

PP Plastic Custom Part

PP (Polypropylene)

Polypropylene (PP) plastic, known for its exceptional chemical resistance and durability, is a lightweight thermoplastic. It's resilient against fatigue, has a high melting point, and is ideal for packaging, automotive parts, and textiles, thanks to its versatility and recyclability.

PPSU Plastic Custom Part

PPSU (Polyphenylsulfone)

Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) Plastic is a high-performance thermoplastic known for its exceptional heat resistance, toughness, and stability under thermal stress. It's widely used in medical instruments, aerospace, and plumbing components due to its excellent chemical resistance and ability to withstand repeated sterilizations.

PS Plastic Custom Part

PS (Polystyrene)

Polystyrene (PS) plastic, a versatile and cost-effective thermoplastic, is known for its rigidity, clarity, and insulating properties. Widely used in packaging, disposable tableware, and insulation, PS is available in both solid and foam forms, catering to a broad range of applications.

PTFE Plastic Custom Part

PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene, Teflon)

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Plastic, commonly known as Teflon, is a highly non-reactive and low-friction thermoplastic. Renowned for its outstanding chemical resistance, heat tolerance, and electrical insulation properties, it's extensively used in cookware coatings, electrical insulation, and various industrial applications.

PVC Plastic Custom Part

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) plastic, a widely utilized thermoplastic, is celebrated for its durability, chemical resistance, and versatility. It's commonly used in construction for pipes and fittings, medical devices, and window frames, and can be made more flexible with the addition of plasticizers.

SAN Plastic Custom Part

SAN (Styrene Acrylonitrile)

Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN) plastic is a copolymer blend known for its clarity, rigidity, and resistance to chemicals and heat. It combines the strength of polystyrene with the toughness of acrylonitrile, making it ideal for household and commercial items like containers and kitchenware.

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