Plastics are regarded as the most important components of industry worldwide. Meanwhile most products, also due to the currently popular 3D printing, are based on pure plastic material, with even more products containing individual plastic components. Compared to alternative materials, our diverse plastic products offer some advantages. Compared to steel or ceramics, for example, the products made of our plastics are much lighter due to their lower density. Metal lovers often mention the obviously higher strength or strength of steel, for example, at this point. However, due to manufacturing processes such as fiber reinforcement, plastics are now also competitive in terms of durability. In addition, plastic generally has naturally better sliding properties and is not susceptible to corrosion or the formation of verdigris in contact with air and moisture.
The different types of plastics essentially differ in the different requirements of different areas of application. Chemical resistance and maximum continuous service temperature are decisive factors in the decision-making process. We produce standard plastics which can be used up to a maximum temperature of 90°C, while the service temperature of our engineering plastics reaches up to 140°C and our special high-performance plastics can withstand loads of up to 430°C.