Plastics for your project

Plastic is not as simple as you may think. Each type of plastic has properties of its own, which in turn affect processing methods, form and function. Our standard stock of technical plastic and of other visual materials is comprehensive. In addition, we have a large network of European suppliers through whom we can order exactly the material you want.
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An industrial technician takes out a plastic rod from a shelving unit.

Technical plastic (engineering plastics)


Technical plastic may also go by the name of engineering plastics. It is most commonly used for items and constructions that place higher demands on the technical and chemical properties of the material in terms of its fire-retardant quality, heat and chemical resistance, shear strength and mechanical strength.

 

On the illustration below you will find a cetegoisation of the different plastics.

Classification of plastics

Among others we can produce your parts in the following types of technical plastics:

 

  • PA6 [Nylon]
  • PTFE [Teflon]
  • PETP [Ertalyte®]
  • POM-C [Polyoxymethylene-copolymer]
  • POM-H [Polyoxymethylene-homopolymer]
  • PEEK [Polyetheretherketone]
  • PC [Polycarbonate]
  • PET [Polyester]
  • PVDF [Polyvinylidenefluoride]
  • PE HD 300 [Polyethylene High Density]
  • PE HD 500 [Polyethylene High Density]
  • PEHD 1000 [Polyethylene High Density]
  • PEHD 2000 [Polyethylene High Density]

 

There are multiple additives for technical plastic, which modify the product in order to attain specific results. The aim might be to increase strength, glide, friction, self-lubrication or anti-static properties.

 

If you would like to know more about the technical properties of the various types of plastic and options for processing? Download our plastic table here.

 

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Industry technician and technical manager chooses a plastic sheet from Induflex's inventory

Creative plastic


In contrast to technical and chemical plastics, we have designated as 'creative plastic' a group of plastic materials that demonstrate particular visual qualities and creative opportunities.

 

Such qualities include colour, structure, shine, light transmission as well as UV- and weather-resistance. Creative plastic is often used for visual communication, shaping and design purposes.

 

At Induflex we can produce your creative products in plastic materials such as:

 

  • PMMA [Acrylic]
  • PS [Polystyrene]
  • PVC [Polyvinyl chloride]
  • PP [Polypropylene]
  • PET [Axpet®]
  • PETG [Vivak®]
  • ABS [Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene]
  • EVA foam [PE-foam/foam rubber]

 

Want to know more about technical or creative plastics? You are always welcome to contact us.

Converting to plastics

Did you know that there are advantages to choosing plastic as an alternative to wood, steel, or metal?

Converting to plastics

Did you know that there are advantages to choosing plastic as an alternative to wood, steel, or metal?

Induflex's industry technician deburring a turned part with four holes in white POM

Your vision – realised

Benefit from our vast experience with construction in a wide range of materials. We will help adjusting your design in accordance with materials and production methods.

Your vision – realised

Benefit from our vast experience with construction in a wide range of materials. We will help adjusting your design in accordance with materials and production methods.

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Coloured acrylic

Acrylic can be purchased in an extraordinary range of colours. We always carry 80 different colours in our warehouse as sheets of varying thickness – ready for your project.

Coloured acrylic

Acrylic can be purchased in an extraordinary range of colours. We always carry 80 different colours in our warehouse as sheets of varying thickness – ready for your project.

A range of acrylic samples in colours including green, yellow, red and purple

Environment and sustainability

Plastics make a huge difference in our daily lives. It has improved our daily lives immeasurably, helping to make modern society more efficient.

Environment and sustainability

Plastics make a huge difference in our daily lives. It has improved our daily lives immeasurably, helping to make modern society more efficient.

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