Engineering Plastics

Engineering plastics have a whole array of benefits to offer, and in many cases can effectively replace metals or ceramics. Moreover, engineered plastic components often provide the only alternative when it comes to the implementation of unusual technical applications - which makes them a true pacemaker for innovation in every key of industry.

Laird plastics offers a wide variety of engineering plastic and thermoplastic polymers, which possess better mechanical and/or thermal properties than the more widely used standard plastics such as polystyrene, PVC and Polyethylene. In comparison to widely used commodity plastics for packaging as PE, PP, PVC, engineering plastics are chosen in case of higher requirements in mechanical strength or thermal resistance, but are not as sophisticated and expensive as high temperature plastics.

 

 

  • Polyphenylene Oxide Rod (PPO Rod) - Noryl®

    Polyphenylene Oxide Rod (PPO Rod) - Noryl®

    Due to its inherent chemical composition, Noryl® exhibits unusually low moisture absorption, providing excellent insulating properties and dimensional stability over a wide range of humidity and temperature. Noryl® has good...
    $48.00
  • Acrylic/PVC - KYDEX® T
    Sekisui

    Acrylic/PVC - KYDEX® T

    KYDEX® T is a proprietary thermoplastic sheet that is cost-competitive with fire retardant ABS/PVC (FR-ABS) formulations but with significantly higher impact strength and extensibility. The KYDEX® product family also includes KYDEX® T-MB and...
    $200.00 - $835.00
  • Acrylic/PVC Sheet - KYDEX® 100

    Acrylic/PVC Sheet - KYDEX® 100

    KYDEX® 100 is available in a wide range of standard and custom colours, textures, and sheet sizes. It is Underwriters Laboratories, Inc® recognized for UL Std 94 V-0, 5V and has 961 J/m (18 ft-lbs/in) Notched Izod impact resistance...
    $245.00 - $513.00
  • Acetal Sheet

    Acetal Sheet

    Acetal Sheets and Acetal Rods (aka POM) acetal copolymer provides high strength and stiffness coupled with enhanced dimensional stability and ease of machining. Acetal is a general purpose, semi-crystalline engineered thermoplastics. Acetal is commonly...
    $168.00 - $460.00
  • Acetal Rod Acetal - Rod

    Acetal - Rod

    Acetal Sheets and Acetal Rods (aka POM) acetal copolymer provides high strength and stiffness coupled with enhanced dimensional stability and ease of machining. Acetal is a general purpose, semi-crystalline engineered thermoplastics. Acetal is commonly...
    $6.50
  • Nylon Extruded Nylon Extruded

    Nylon Extruded

    Nylon is an extruded form of polyamide, offering rigidity, strength, wear resistance, and heat resistance to 210°F. It is commonly used in both structural and general-purpose bearing and wear applications. This material is available in natural and...
    $235.00 - $1,163.00
  • Polypropylene (PP) Polypropylene (PP)

    Polypropylene (PP)

    Polypropylene offers a good balance of thermal, chemical and electrical properties with moderate strength. Polypropylene sheet offers good impact resistance, considerable thermal resistance, and excellent chemical resistance. Polypropylene...
    $32.00 - $287.50
  • Polyamide (PAI)

    Polyamide (PAI)

    Polyamide is commonly called Nylon and is the major engineering thermoplastics class. Polyamides are among the most important and useful materials due to their outstanding wear resistance, good coefficient friction, temperature, and impact properties...
    $165.00
  • Polyethylene Print Film

    Polyethylene Print Film

    Polyethylene is a lightweight, durable thermoplastic with variable crystalline structure. It is one of the most widely produced plastics in the world (tens of millions of tons are produced worldwide each year). Polyethylene Film is a lightweight, durable...
    $5.20
  • PTFE - Teflon

    PTFE - Teflon

    PTFE material (chemically known as Polytetrafluoroethylene, colloquially referred to as Teflon®) is a semi crystalline fluoropolymer with many unique characteristics. This fluoropolymer has unusually high...
    $35.85 - $801.25
  • Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)

    Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)

    PVDF is a highly non-reactive thermoplastic fluoropolymer produced by the polymerization of vinylidene difluoride. It is used generally in applications requiring the highest purity, strength, and resistance to solvents, acids, bases and heat, and low...
    $50.00 - $65.00
  • Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO) - Noryl®

    Polyphenylene Oxide (PPO) - Noryl®

    Due to its inherent chemical composition, Noryl® exhibits unusually low moisture absorption, providing excellent insulating properties and dimensional stability over a wide range of humidity and temperature. Noryl® has good...
    $350.00 - $815.00
  • PEI - POLYETHER IMIDE - Ultem® 1000

    PEI - POLYETHER IMIDE - Ultem® 1000

    Ultem® 1000 is a thermoplastic polyetherimide high heat polymer designed for injection molding processing. Through the development of new extrusion technology, Ultem® 1000 is produced in a variety of stock shapes and sizes. With continuous use...
    $35.00 - $215.00
  • Polyether Ether Ketone Rod (PEEK Rod)

    Polyether Ether Ketone Rod (PEEK Rod)

    PEEK (polyetheretheketone) is a high performance engineering plastic. PEEK is known for excellent mechanical strength and dimensional stability. Aerospace, chemical processes, automotive and even the medical industry all benefit from PEEK’s unique...
    $150.00 - $500.00
  • LDPE

    LDPE

    LDPE (low density polyethylene) is a soft, flexible, lightweight plastic material. LDPE has good chemical and impact resistance and is easy to fabricate and form. LDPE is used in the manufacture of a wide range of products, including grocery bags,...
    $85.00 - $155.00
  • Polyester (PET)

    Polyester (PET)

    PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) is a general purpose thermoplastic polymer which belongs to the polyester family of polymers. PET is the most recycled thermoplastics. PET is a highly flexible, colorless resin and is used in both industrial and consumer...
    $55.00
  • Canvas Phenolic

    Canvas Phenolic

    Phenolic sheet is an electrical grade high strength composite that consists of weighted layers of cotton, paper, glass or fabric. These materials are placed under heat and pressure and filled with synthetic resin. This creates a durable and tough...
    $975.00 - $1,650.00
  • FRP
    Glasbord

    FRP

    Fiberglass reinforced panels (FRP) are thin, flexible plastic panels made of strong polyester resin reinforced with fiberglass. They are used on walls and ceilings and can be installed directly over drywall, wood, concrete block, and many other solid...
    $195.00
  • PCTFE

    PCTFE

    PCTFE (PolyChloroTriFluoroEthylene) combines physical and mechanical properties, non-flammability, chemical resistance, near-zero moisture absorption and excellent electrical properties not found in any other thermoplastics fluoropolymer that also...
    $225.00
  • CPVC

    CPVC

    Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) is a high temperature thermoplastic. CPVC differs from PVC in that CPVC is a PVC homopolymer that has been subjected to a chlorination reaction. The additional chlorine molecules increase CPVC heat resistance...
    $5,600.00
  • ABS Virgin Sheet

    ABS Virgin Sheet

    Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene material, commonly referred to as ABS plastic. ABS is an opaque engineering thermoplastic that is great for a variety of purposes. ABS polymer is an amorphous terpolymer which is manufactured by combining three...
    $265.00
  • ABS Utility W/ Virgin Cap
    Primex

    ABS Utility W/ Virgin Cap

    Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene material, commonly referred to as ABS plastic. ABS is an opaque engineering thermoplastic that is great for a variety of purposes. ABS polymer is an amorphous terpolymer which is manufactured by combining three...
    $265.00 - $480.00
  • PVC Type 1 Grade

    PVC Type 1 Grade

    Type 1 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a versatile thermoplastic that is utilized for its chemical resistance, excellent strength-to-weight ratio, flame resistance, and cost effectiveness. These characteristics combined with Type 1 PVC’s durability,...
    $14.20 - $284.04
  • UHMW Polyethylene UHMW Polyethylene

    UHMW Polyethylene

    UHMW, also known as UHMW-PE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene). It is categorized as an engineering material, and offers a unique combination of wear and corrosion resistance, a low-friction surface, and high impact strength. It will outlast...
    $219.36 - $1,715.78
  • ABS Utility Grade ABS Utility Grade

    ABS Utility Grade

    ABS material occupies the unique position of being a bridge between the general industrial and other higher performance engineering thermoplastics. Its performance is characterized by toughness and impact strength even at low temperatures, good...
    $13.53 - $216.42