ENGINEERING PLASTICS...

INFORMATION

BEC Plastics produce components in this specialised range of materials every day. Our customers rely on our experience to guide them in making the correct design selections to ensure success.

 

Materials Overview...

BEC Plastics machine a full range of plastic and composite materials.

These materials range from commodity materials at moderate cost, to higher spec engineering plastics used in extremely demanding conditions.

These materials can be machined by BEC Plastics to your drawing, cad file, or sample, in any quantity.

FOOD (FDA) APPROVED MATERIALS

POLYETHYLENE (PE300 / PE500 / PE1000)

NYLON (EXTRUDED)         

ACETAL (POM-C)

PET                                     

PVDF

PVC-U

POLYPROPYLENE

ACRYLIC

ABS

PEEK                                     

PTFE

PLASTICS FOR WEARING APPLICATIONS

Commodity wearing materials include:

HDPE

UHMWPE

NYLON

ACETAL                 

 

Higher spec wearing materials:

OIL FILLED NYLON (SELF LUBRICATING/LOW FRICTION)  

GLASS FILLED NYLON

GLASS FILLED PTFE

ORKOT (VARIOUS GRADES)

PEEK 

PAI / TORLON

PLASTICS FOR UNDERWATER APPLICATIONS

Many plastics are suitable for use underwater due to high buoyancy and low moisture absorption. Reductions in overall weight of underwater equipment can be achieved by substituting metal components with plastics where possible.

Popular choices include (but are not limited to):

POLYETHYLENE

ACETAL

PVC 

POLYPROPYLENE

 

Nylon grades can also be used in certain applications where a slight degree of water absorption can be tolerated.

CHEMICALLY RESISTANT PLASTICS

Commodity materials which exhibit good chemical resistance:

POLYPROPYLENE

POLYETHYLENE

ACETAL

PET

 

Higher spec materials for chemically resistant applications:

PVDF

PTFE

PEEK

PAI/TORLON

PEI / VESPEL      

FLAMMABILITY OF PLASTIC MATERIALS

UL94 V-0 rated materials:

PTFE

PVDF

PVC-U

PEEK     

PEEK-mod

PEEK 30GF

PSU       

PPS-U

PEI

PEI-30GF

LEXAN F2000     

UL94-HB RATED MATERIALS

PA6

ACETAL / POM-C

PET

POLYPROPYLENE             

ACRYLIC / PMMA

ABS

POLYCARBONATE           

POLYETHYELENE (PE300 / PE500 / PE1000)

 

Technical Data

Please click on the below links to download technical datasheets. 

Plastics data...............
Composites 
data........
 

Comparison Guides