Over time, exposure to UV radiation from sunlight will degrade plastics. Polymer photo-degradation occurs when non-visible UV radiation made up
Delrin® homopolymer also known as POM is used to make screws, hex nuts, threaded rods, set screws, as
Ultem® PEI is a semi-transparent high-temperature plastic. It is used to make custom parts as well as fasteners
These fasteners and custom parts are used in applications where high heat and chemical resistance are required.
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) have long been used in high-performance race cars. However, the cost, as well as
The use of carbon reinforced fibers in plastic materials has a long history. As early as 1879, Thomas
PEEK or polyetheretherketone is a high-performance, engineered plastic. It is one of the materials of choice medical implants such
WHAT IS AN INJECTION MOLD? An injection mold is a tool that when all the parts are assembled fits into
Can a simple wax worm cause the decomposition of polyethylene? Over three trillion single-use plastic bags are produced every year.
Resin Identification Codes or RIC were first introduced in 1988 as the “Voluntary Plastic Container Coding System” by
You have a plastic part in your hand. How do you determine what plastic it is made of?
HOW IT ALL STARTED Legos first entered our house about 4 years ago. It started with a present
ACETAL POLYOXYMETHYLENE Acetal plastic is an engineering thermoplastic. It is often used to make a variety of custom
Oh, nylon…the material of choice for so many. Chemists at Dupont developed it in the early 1930’s. This trusty polymer
What is Plastic Threaded Rod? Plastic threaded rod is a bar of round plastic material threaded in a
Nylon is a polyamide plastic. So it is made up of two monomers. Each monomer contains 6 carbon
Chemical resistant plastics are often called for in many engineering applications such as custom parts and fasteners. These
Plastic parts are generally not known for their strength. Consumers often choose plastic parts for their good chemical and acid
by Barbara Gerard Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Thermoplastic Polyurethane plastic is used to make parts including TPU Isoplast® screws,
WHAT IS CREEP? Creep in polymers, also known as cold flow, it is the tendency of a material