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
TECAFORM™ AH ID (Metal Detectable Acetal)
TECAFORM™ AH ID is the first commercially available thermoplastic that can be detected by the standard metal detection equipment typically used in food quality inspection.
Tecaform™ Acetal Copolymer
TECAFORM™ is commonly used as bushings, rollers, wear strips and other applications requiring a combination of strength, low moisture absorption, chemical resistance and dimensional stability.
Delrin (Acetal Homopolymer), Delrin Sheet, Delrin Rods
DELRIN® is a crystalline plastic which offers an excellent balance of properties that bridge the gap between metals and plastics.
Rochling Sustaplast Sustarin H
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Sustarin H, Sustarin H AF and Sustarin AF - DE588.
Rochling Sustaplast Sustarin C
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Sustarin C, Sustarin C ESD 60, Sustarin ESD 90 and Sustarin C TF.
Tecamid™ Nylon Sheets and Rods
TECAMID™ is an ideal material for metal replacement in applications whose design requirements include high strength, toughness, and weight reduction.
Rochling Sustaplast Sustamid 6G and Sustaglide
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Sustamid 6G, Sustamid 6G Blue, Sustamid 6G MoS2, Sustamid 6G OL, Sustaglide and Sustaglide Plus.
Prime LDPE 049
Machinists Tips - Milling
When face milling, use positive geometry cutter bodies. Quadrant Service & Support provides guidance when milling plastics.
TIVAR® Ceram P® UHMW-PE Plastic Sheets
Reduce maintenance downtime, extend equipment service life and reduce replacement part costs with Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products.