Chemicals are prevalent in the creation of today's consumer and industrial goods. The chemical manufacturing industry offers unique challenges for plastics. Applications typically demand materials that are resistant to high temperatures and pressures, as well as corrosive chemicals. Applications include mechanical applications, such as conveyor belt rollers, bushings and plates, graphical applications such as safety signage, and see-through applications such as machinery guards.
Advantages of plastics
The advantages of plastics in chemical manufacturing are numerous. Plastics are much lighter than metal, which equate into better fuel economy and cheaper to manufacture parts. Additionally, the lighter weight aids in safer material handling. Plastics can be designed to be impact and dent resistant, and modified for improved strength. Corrosion resistance is one of the key advantages for the Chemical industry.
Materials Utilized Within Industry
Materials utilized for chemical environments include Acetal, Ultem, PEEK, PVC, Polypropylene, PVDF, PET and PTFE
TIVAR® H.O.T., UHMW Sheets, TIVAR® UHMW
Formulated -- exclusively from Quadrant EPP -- to maintain key performance properties in an extended temperature range.
TECAFORM™ SAN and TECAPRO™ SAN
TECAFORM™ and TECAPRO™ SAN provide an additional safety factor in reducing incidence of bacterial contamination.
Rochling Sustaplast Polystone
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Polystone® G, Polystone® P–H and Polystone® P–C
Dimensionally stable and light weight. Resistant to chemicals with stable colour.
Prime ABS Weather-X 200
Is an acrylic capped co-extruded ABS sheet, which can be produced as a two or three multilayer composite. The acrylic cap imparts a very high gloss, vibrant colors with superior depth of image, excellent UV protection, chemical resistance, toughness and excellent formability.
Prime ABS 750
Rochling Sustaplast Susta PC and Sustanat PC GF 20
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Susta PC and Sustanat PC GF 20
Rochling Sustaplast SustaPEI and SustaPEI GF 30
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for SustaPEI and SustaPEI GF 30