Engineering Plastic Plates
Thermoplastic plates (Engineering plastic plates)
Thermoplastic plates are large-format flat bars, usually starting from 1,000 mm width. Due to their lower weight, plastic plates are used in particular in vehicle and aircraft construction to reduce weight. Thermoplastic plates are offered in a wide variety of materials - from standard thermoplastics to technical and high-performance thermoplastics.
Thermoplastic plates are semi-finished products and are usually produced by extrusion or casting. During extrusion, the plastics are continuously melted and discharged through a forming nozzle. Then the plastic is cooled down to profiles, plates or foils.
Thermoplastic plates can be easily processed using the manufacturing processes known in materials technology. Among other things, they can be punched, milled, welded, glued and sawed. Other common production technologies are deep drawing, stretch forming, and bending.
Thermoplastic plates can be used in a wide variety of applications. They are used in vehicle construction, in mechanical and plant engineering, as functional components in medical equipment, in the food industry, and as high-performance functional components in all technical sectors - including offshore industry and materials handling technology.
Thermoplastic plates are used in the following industries, among others:
- Mechanical engineering
- Automotive sector
- Food industry
- Electrical engineering
- Medical technology
- Capable of reversible plastic deformation
- Easy to process
- Very large variety of types and properties
- Low density (between 0.8 and 2.2 g/cm3)
- Superior elasticity
- Good tensile strength
- Resistant to temperature and heat deformation
- Low processing temperatures (between 250 and 300°C)
- Low conductivity for heat and electric current
We offer the following thermoplastic plates in various dimensions on our platform:
- SUSTAMID 6G
- SUSTAMID 6
- SUSTAMID 6-MO
- SUSTARIN C