Thermoplastics are non-crosslinked plastics, that are composed out of linear or branched molecules in amorphous or (partially) crystalline structure.
They can be melted down almost indefinitely and shaped in a liquid (viscous) state by precise process management.
However, components with large wall thicknesses can only be produced to a limited extent or by special processes due to thermal shrinkage or distortion during cooling.
Since the invention of the very first Thermoplastic, namely the celluloid, more than 150 years ago, many more Thermoplastics with quite varied features have been developed. One of the latest was the refractory high stability plastic PEEK (polyetheretherketone).
With regard to recycling capability, their meltabilty makes Thermoplastics ideal materials for a circular economy.
- shock resistant
- electrically insulating
- electronic housing
- mass-produced items
- injection molding and diverse special processes
- extrusion and diverse special processes
- 3D printing
- reinforcing additives (glass fibres/glass beads, carbon fibers)
- coloring (even turbidity of transparent Thermoplastics)
- weldable (thermal welding, friction welding a.o.)
- additives for modifying characteristics such as impact strength, corrosion resistance, weather resistance and elasticity
Closing force on Thermoplastics
Our injection molding machines have the ability to work with a closing force from 35 to 220 tons on Thermoplastics.