Thermoplastic

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Thermoplastic Materials for Plastic Injection Molding and Manufacturing at Aline Components
As a leading plastic manufacturing company, Aline Components offers a broad range of thermoplastic materials to international, national, and regional customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Maryland. With extensive experience in custom plastic injection molding, we have the materials and the full-service capabilities to deliver what you want at the speed you need. Based on your custom plastic part or component application, Aline designers and engineers can suggest what thermoplastic material will work best for your product or system.

What makes thermoplastics unique is their ability to go through repeated freezing and melting cycles and be reshaped. Manufactured and finished plastic parts or components are formed through a variety of molding, casting, extrusion, pultrusion, machining, welding, and grinding plastic manufacturing processes. Elastic and flexible, Aline’s thermoplastic materials are molded and manufactured for high-performance results.

At Aline Components, we take the mechanical, thermal, electrical or optical, physical, and processing properties of each material into consideration to determine which one will best suit your application. We provide customers with a host of material choices including ABS, Acetal, Acrylic, Nylon-PA, PBT, PET, Polycarbonate, Polyetherimide, Polyethylene, Polyethylene Sulfide-PPS, Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Polystyrene, PPO, PVC, and Thermoplastic elastomers. The chemical systems and properties of these materials is what differentiate each.

Thermoplastic properties to consider when selecting a material for your custom plastic part or component include:
  • Mechanical Properties – tensile strength or break, elongation, and tensile modules.
  • Thermal Properties – application temperature, deflection temperature, glass transition temperature, thermal conductivity, coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE).
  • Electrical and Optical Properties – dielectric strength, dielectric constant, electrical resistivity, index of refraction and transmission.
  • Physical Properties – overall thickness, width or outer diameter (OD), length, and inner diameter (ID).
  • Processing Properties – melt flow index (MFI), viscosity, and water absorption.
Thermoplastic Materials for Plastic Injection Molding and Manufacturing at Aline Components
Features of Aline’s Thermoplastics

Aline invests in the highest quality thermoplastics from the most reputable resin suppliers. Our materials feature a variety of advantages over thermosets and other similar composites. For electrical applications, we can mold and manufacture materials to protect against electrostatic discharge (ESD), electromagnetic interference (EM), or radio frequency interference (RFI). For high-voltage applications, we have materials that are electronically conductive, resistive, and insulating.

 

To thin or alter viscosity, some of our materials contain water-based or water-borne resins, while others contain solvent-based resins that utilize a volatile organic compound (VOC). To reduce the spread of flames or resist ignition when exposed to extremely high temperatures, we offer an array of flame retardant materials. Due to the ease at which thermoplastics soften when heated and harden when cooled, our materials are often suitable for recycling.
Aline Components is a leader in our industry. We serve a vast base of customers in a range of industries. We spare no expense to provide you with the best materials available so you can provide your customers with the best possible product.