Here at Leonidis Tools&Plastics, we strive to offer you only the best materials for your applications and you can count on us and our 38 years history. If you are not sure which material is best suited for your unique application, be sure to contact us and we will listen to your application and find a solution that fits your specific needs. We work with a variety of industry-leading material manufacturers and we have extensive experience extruding more than 25 different thermoplastic compounds.
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PVC has high hardness with good mechanical and insulating properties. PVC with a relatively low cost, chemical and biological resistance and processability has come to be used in a wide range of applications. As the third most commonly produced plastic polymer, PVC is often used in a construction setting and in applications such as doors and windows as a profile. It is also used in non-food packaging and other common applications.
Polyoxymethylene (POM), also known as polyacetal, is an engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts requiring high stiffness, low friction and excellent dimensional stability. Typical applications POM include high performance engineering components such as small gear wheels, ball bearings, ski bindings, fasteners, knife handles, and lock systems. The material is widely used in the automotive and consumer electronics industry.
ABS is a rigid and high-impact resistance plastic with good chemical resistance. With its two main properties being impact resistance and overall toughness of the material, it is no wonder that it is used in so many applications such as: kitchen appliances, automotive bumper bars, medical devices for blood access, electronic enclosures and so many more. ABS has a satin to high gloss finish and is available in standard or custom colors. The cost of ABS is mid-point between engineering and commodity grades.
Polystyrene (PS) is a rigid, economical, light-weight plastic which is used for rigid plastic profile extrusions and plastic tubing extrusions. Is a glassy polymer that is generally rigid and relatively inexpensive. Has a sparkle appearance and is often referred to as crystal PS or general purpose polystyrene (GPPS). High Impact Resistance, Flame Retardant, Food Contact Acceptable, High Heat Resistance are some of its properties.
Polyethylene is the most common plastic in the world. Ranges from flexible (LDPE) to semi-rigid (HDPE). Is available in natural (translucent white), standard, and custom colors. Has excellent chemical resistance, meaning it is not attacked by strong acids or strong bases, and is resistant to gentle oxidants and reducing agents. Polyethylene is a good electrical insulator.
Polypropylene is a semi-rigid, light weight, economical plastic with excellent chemical resistance and a fairly high service temperature. Polypropylene is available in natural (translucent white), standard, and custom colors. Is used in a wide variety of applications including packaging and labeling, textiles (e.g., ropes, thermal underwear and carpets), plastic containers of various types, laboratory equipment, loudspeakers and automotive components. Is also used as an alternative to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in piping systems and as insulation for electrical cables
Polycarbonate (PC) is a durable material. It has low scratch-resistance, very good light transmission and it is used in various products associated with lighting applications that would normally indicate the use of glass, but require much higher impact-resistance. Is a good electrical insulator and has heat-resistant and flame-retardant properties. A major application of polycarbonate is the production of Compact Discs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs.
PMMA is an economical alternative to polycarbonate (PC) when extreme strength is not necessary. Also known as acrylic often used in sheet form as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass therefore is commonly used for commercial aquariums. Being transparent and durable, PMMA is a versatile material and has been used in a wide range of fields and applications such as: rear-lights for vehicles, lighting applications, appliances and lenses for glasses.
The information provided above is based on typical values, and is believed to be reliable. No warranty is given as to the suitability of the product for a particular application. Determination of the suitability of this product for any use is solely the responsibility of the user.