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Engineering Plastic Shapes Trade Names

 

Engineering Plastics Trade Names – The Searchable Guide

Trade Names for engineering plastics have been created by pretty much every manufacturer. While these trade names can be helpful because you know exactly who’s material you are getting, they can also be confusing.
Take Acetal for example. In our research we found 20 different names for acetal plastic shapes. Some of these names are for acetal homopolymers, some for copolymers and some are filled while others are unfilled.

Manufacturers often state that their specific material has a feature or characteristic that varies from other manufacturers. This might
be due to a process or particular version of resin they use in producing their plastic, among other things. For these reasons engineers and designers who have tested and researched might also specify a specific trade name or engineering plastic for their application. They are trusting this particular plastic to perform as they have planned for in their design and testing and use of the same type of material by a different manufacture may cause inconsistent results and lead to reduced part life or even failure.

To help all of us out with this huge list of names, we decided why not create a searchable table we can all refer to when we need to figure out exactly which engineering plastic goes by which name.

We consider this a living document so we will go back and update from time to time as we learn more trade names for engineering plastics. If you would like to download one to hang up next to your desk, we have also created a pdf you can download. Full disclosure – this is a 4 page document but it groups the engineering plastic trade names under the type of material and its color coded so it’s pretty easy to search quickly.

Engineering Plastics Trade Names – The Printable Guide

Common Engineering Plastic Trade Names 
ABS
ENSIDUR
LUSTRAN®BASF SAN Resin with ABS
ROYALITE®High Impact, Fire Rated
SPECTRUM®
Acetal
Acetron®Copolymer
Tecaform®Copolymer
Acetron GPUltraform Low Porosity Acetal
Acetron NSLubricant Filled
Celcon®Copolymer
Delrin®Homopolymer
Delrin® AFPTFE / Teflon Filled
HPV 13PTFE / Teflon Filled
Tecaform HPV 13PTFE-Filled
POMALUX®Copolymer
POMALUX® SDStatic Dissipative
POMALUX® SD-AAnti-Static, Copolymer Non-carbon alloy
POMALUX® CN-PCoductive Polypropylene Carbon Powder Filled
SEMITRON® ESD 225Static Dissipative
Tecaform® SDStatic Dissipative
SUSTARIN®Extruded
SUSTARIN® HUltraform Low Porosity Acetal
TURCITE® ATeflon Filled, turquoise color
TURCITE® XTeflon Filled, red color
Celcon® M25Medical Grade
Acrylic Sheet
Acriglas®Cast
Acrylite®
Acrylite ARAbrasive Resistant
Acrylite FFContinuously Manufactured
Acrylite GPCell Cast
AcrysteelCell Cast Medium Impact
Optix®
Chemcast®Cell cast
Crylex®High Impact
Deglas®Extruded
Duraplex ®High Impact
EXCELON®Tubes, Rods, Profiles
IMPLEX®High Impact
KYDEX®Extruded PVC/Acrylic Alloy
Lucite® LCast
Lucite® S-A-RCoated Cast
METACRIL®Cast
PARAGLAS®Cast
PERSPEX®
PLEXI-VIEW®Cast and Extruded Mirror
TK-ACMirror, Aircraft Grade
PLEXIGLASS®Cell Cast
POLY 76®Aerospace Qualified MIL-P-8184
POLY 84®Aerospace Qualified MIL-P-8184
POLY II®Aerospace Qualified MIL-P-8184
POLYCAST®Cell Cast
REPLEX®Mirror
SOLACRYL®Clear sheet for tanning shields
ECTFE (Ethylene-Chlorotrifluoroethylene)
HALAR®
Nylon 6/6
Celanese®
Elastalon®Rubber Modified
Tecamid® STSuper Tough
Tecast®
Tecast® 6PALOil Filled
HYDLAR® ZKevlar / Nylon 6/6
HYDLAR® ZMKevlar / Nylon 6/6
HYDLAR® ZTKevlar / PTFE / Nylon 6/6
MC901Heat Stabilized Light Blue
MC907Unfilled FDA, Natural
MINLONMineral / Glass Reinforced
MONOCAST®
NYCAST®
NYCAST XHAHeat Stabilized
NYCAST/612 VSCast Nylon 612
NYLOILOil Impregnated
Tecamid® MDS
Tecast 6PAMMD Filler
NYLATRON® GSMMD Filler
NYLATRON® GSM BlueMD Filler and Oil, Dark Blue
NYLATRON® NSExtruded with Fillers
Tecamid®Extruded with Fillers
STANYL®
SUSTAMID® 12Extruded Nylon 12
SUSTAMID® 6Cast Nylon 6
SUSTAMID® 6/6Extruded Nylon 6/6
Tecamid® 6/6
ZYTEL® STSuper Tough
PAI
Torlon®
Duratron®
PBI
Celazole®
PEEK
Tecapeek®
KETRON®
Sustappek®
DuraPeek®
PETG
Vivak®
ULTROS®
Spectar®
PET Polyethylene
TECAPET®/1400®FDA
TECAPET®FDA
SUSTODUR®Extruded PETP
ULTRA ETHYLUX®High Density
Ertalyte®PET-P
Phenolic
Bakelite
LAMITEX
PHENOLAB®Canvas and Linen Phenolics
PHENOLITE®
PHENOLKRAFTPaper Phenolics and Laminates
Polycarbonate
Makrolon®
Tecanet®
Calibre®
Cyrolon® ARAbrasion Resistant
Cryolon® ZX
Decarglas®Extruded
Palsun®
TECANET® GF2020% Glass Filled
EXCEL®
EXCELON® PCTube
HYDEX® 4301
HYDEX® 4320 BKBlack 20% Graphite Filled
LEXAN®
LEXGARD®Polycarbonate Composite
Makrolon® ARAbrasion Resistant
MARGARD®
POLY MIRMirror
POLYGAL®Structured Sheet
SUSTONAT®Extruded
Tecanat®
TUFFAK®
TUFFAK® A
TUFFAK® CM
TUFFAK® XLWeatherable
ZELUX®
ZELUX® SD-PV0Static Dissipative, Carbon Powder Filled
Trizod®
Polyester
HYDEX® 4101PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate
HYDEX® 4101LPBT Polybutylene Terephthalate Lubricant Filled
Polyethylene
HITECH®High Density
ALPOLIC®Polyethylene Core with Aluminum Reflective Surface
POLYSTONE®UHMW Polyethylene
SANALITE®Cutting Board Stock
SANATEC®
Tecapet®
Ertalyte®
Sustadur®
Polyimide (PI)
Duratron
Duratron 15015% Graphite Filled
Duratron 40040% Graphite Filled
Duratron HPhigh Purity Grade
Meldin®
Meldin 702115% Graphite Filled
Meldin 702240% Graphite Filled
Meldin® 7001Unfilled
Meldin® 721115% Graphite Filled / 10% PTFE
SINTIMID VVarious additives
SINTIMID® TPolyimide-imide
Tecator®Polyimide-imide
SINTIMID® VPolyimide-imide
Tecator® TI5013Polyimide-imide Solvay Resin
Tecator® TI5031Polyimide-imide, PAI Bearing Grade
Tecator® XP142TPolyimide-imide (PAI) 30% Glass Filled
Torlon®Polyimide-imide (PAI) Solvay Resin
Tecator®Polyimide-imide Solvay Resin
DuPont™ Vespel®DuPont
DuPont™ Vespel® SP-1Unfilled
DuPont™ Vespel® SP-2115% Graphite Filled
DuPont™ Vespel® SP-21115% Graphite Filled, 10% Teflon Filled
DuPont™ Vespel® SP-2240% Graphite Filled
DuPont™ Vespel® SP-315% Molybdenum Disulfide Filled
PPS (Polyphenylene Sulfide)
Tecatron®
Techtron®
Tecatron® GF40Glass Filled
Tecatron® PVXBearing Grade
Techron®
Sustaron®
Polypropylene
Tecafine®FDA, USDA
Proteus®
FORTILENE®
PROPYLUX® SD-AStatic Dissipative, Non-Carbon Alloy
PROPYLUX®
PROPYLUX® CN-FConductive Carbon Fiber Filled
PROPYLUX® CN-PConductive Carbon Powder Filled
PROTEC®
PROTEC® FR CP6Flame retardant, UL 94-VO/UL94-5VA
PROTEUS®
SOLIDUR®UHMW / Polypropylene
SPECTUM®
Tecafine®
VESCOLENE®
Polystone® P
Polyurethane
HYDEX®
HYDEX® 202Extruded Clear
HYDEX® 302Extruded Opaque
PLANTHANE®
PTFE
Flourosint
Teflon®
SEMITRON® ESD 500Static Dissipative
PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)
Tecaflon®
KYNAR®
KYTEC®
PUR-FLO®High Purity Pipe, Valves, Fittings
PVDF CN-FConductive Kynar, Carbon Fiber Filled
SOLEF®PVDF / Fluoropolymer
SUSTATEC®Extruded
SYMALIT®
Teceflon®
Polystone®
Rigid PVC & CPVC
Boltaron®
Celtec®Expanded PVC
Clear-40Clear schedule 40 PVC Pipe
Corzan®CPVC
EXCELON R-2000Tube
EXCELON R-4000Schedule 40 Tube
KYDEX®Extruded PVC/Acrylic Alloy
Rulon
Tekslide®
J-Lon®
Sulfone
Tecason® SPolysulfone
RADEL APolyethersulfone
RADEL RPolyphenylsulfone
Thermalux®
ULTRASON® S
HYDEX 6201Polysulfone
UHMW
Ceram-PShatter-resistant ceramic alternative
Cleanstat®
TIVAR® UHMW-PEAnti-Static FDA
TIVAR® 1000
TIVAR® 88
TIVAR® Dryslide
TIVAR® ESD / EC / CleanStat
TIVAR® UV Resistant
TIVAR® Oil Filled
TIVAR® Ceram P®
TIVAR® H.O.T.
TIVAR® DockGuard
TIVAR® PolySteel
DURAVAR®UHMW-PE
GAR-DUR®UHMW-PE
IMPAX®
LENNITE®
LENNITE CN-PConductive, Carbon Powder Filled
PENNLON®
POLYSLICK®
POLYSTEEL®Filled sheet for paper industry
POLYSTONE®UHMW Polyethylene
RAMEX®
SOLIDUR®UHMW / Polypropylene
ULTRA POLY ARCross-linked
ULTRA POLY ARSCross-linked lubricant filled
ULTRA POLY MPReprocessed
ULTRA POLY NNatural Virgin Grade
ULTRA-WEAR
ULTRATEC®
Ultem
SEMITRON® ESD 410Static Dissipative
Hydel PEI-7
Duratron® PEI
SustaPEI

 

Another great place to research plastics for machining, whether its replacing a traditional metal or finding that just right set of characteristics for a particular application is one at our catalog www.onlineplastics.com or call us toll free at 877.246.7700. tkEP has a dedicated staff of plastics professionals that can assist you with material selection.