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  • Metallex® Engraving Stock
      Metallex engraving stock is the plastic that looks like metal. Save weight and expense for all your indoor metallic applications! Most popular for creating badges. Available in a variety of colors and 3 surface styles: The original Metallex is constructed with a laminated metallic foil cap. Metallex 2 has a special surface treatment to add scratch resistance to the beautiful yet sensitive metallic foil cap. And Metallex Gloss has an added glossy clear protective cap layer over the metallic foil — designed for the ultimate in scratch resistance.

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  • PolyMetal™
      PolyMetal™ signage board is a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) with aluminum face and back. PolyMetal is available in seven painted colors and 3 metallic finishes. The recycled core of PolyMetal will not corrode. These lightweight, durable sheets can be digitallly printed upon.
    • Sheet Sizes: 48" x 96", 48" x 120" & 60" x 120"
    • Nominal Thicknesses: 0.120" (3 mm), 0.240" (6 mm)**
    • Painted Finishes: Black, Green, Red, Blue, Yello, Almond, White
    • Metallic Finishes: Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Mirror

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  • Replacing Metal With Plastics
      Why Designers Continue To Replace Metal Parts With Engineering Plastics
      Mechanical engineers and designers are increasingly replacing existing metals parts with components made from engineering plastics. A common misconception is that this trend is based purely on reducing the initial cost per part, but the reality is quite different. Engineering plastics are often more expensive than metals, but provide benefits such as improved performance, longer part life, and reduced downtime. This long-term, "overall cost of ownership" approach is driving a strong market for engineered plastic solutions.

      Here are a few of the product features and benefits that are driving the trend towards increased use of engineering plastics.

      Wear Resistance
      In high-wear applications, many plastic materials will outperform brass & other metal bearing materials. Plastics such as Nylon, UHMW, PTFE, Acetal and Turcite® offer natural lubricity to increase wear resistance and extend the part life of bearings, rollers, gears, and seals.

      When replacing metal parts, plastics will typically reduce the part weight by 30% to 50%.This can translate to significant energy savings when used in applications such as transportation, linear motion, and material handling.

      Temperature Resistance
      Plastics, ceramics, and composites have been developed which resist both extremely high & extremely low cryogenic temperature ranges with minimal loss of mechanical properties. Materials such as Celazole® PBI can continually operate at up to 750°F, while materials such as Kel-F® PCTFE can operate at -400°F.

      Impact Resistance & Shock Absorption
      Many plastics and composites offer excellent impact resistance. Materials such as Polycarbonate are used for impact-resistant glazing and shields. Nylon, UHMW and Polyurethane will absorb impact shock and isolate stress points to protect surrounding components.

      Insulation Properties
      Many plastics have excellent insulation properties, reducing heat, and improving product reliability. Laminates such as G-10/FR-4, GPO-3 and LE Phenolic are used extensively in electrical and transportation industries to insulate from heat and electrical shock. Thermoplastics such as PTFE and Meldin® work well in high-temperature insulating applications.

      Corrosion Resistance
      Metals are inherently susceptible to corrosion from moisture, acids, and organic solvents. Many plastics were designed specifically to combat these problems. Materials such as PVC, CPVC, Polypropylene, and PTFE offer superior corrosion resistance at an economical price.

      Medical Approval
      Many plastics have been approved for use in medical applications ranging from heart pump valves to endoscopic instruments. Products meet FDA, USP Class VI, and ISO 10993 standards. Such materials include Radel®, PEEK, Ultem®, and Polycarbonate.

      Fire Safe
      Dozens of plastic materials have been developed to meet common aircraft, transportation, semiconductor, and UL ratings for flame and smoke safety. Specifications include FAR, FTA, FRA, ASTM, UL and FM. In the semiconductor industry materials meeting the FM-4910 specification have reduced or eliminated the need for costly fire-suppression systems, and thus have reduced overall equipment costs. In some cases, the use of these materials have even reduced insurance costs in high-liability applications. Common flame-retardant and flame-safe materials include: Kydex®, Boltaron®, Halar®, CP7-D, FRPP, Corzan® CPVC, and Kynar® 740 PVDF.

      High Purity
      Plastics have long been a crucial product used in the manufacturing of high-purity fluid & gas handling applications. Many plastics have eliminated the concerns of out-gassing, leaching, and other contamination in crucial high-purity systems. These products include: PTFE, PFA, FEP, Halar® and Kynar® PVDF.

      Static Control
      Several plastics and composites have anti-static qualities to prevent the build up of an electric charge. Products range from conductive materials 102 to 106, and static dissipative 106 to 1010, to highly resistive materials 1010 to 1012.

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  • Acetron® MD (metal detectable)
      Acetron® MD - This copolymer acetal grade, containing a metal detectable additive, has been specifically tailored for use in the food processing and packaging industries where it can easily be traced by the conventional metal detection systems installed to detect contamination of the foodstuffs (results may vary depending on the sensitivity of the metal detection system used). Acetron MD presents good mechanical strength, stiffness and impact strength, and it also features a food contact compliant composition.
    • Color: Blue

      Applications: Food Process Equipment for Funnels, Gears, Guiders, Gripers, and Scrapers

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  • Kydex® 110 Fire-rated metallic sheet
      Kydex® 110 Fire-rated metallic sheet .
      Super tough, durable KYDEX® 110, a proprietary alloy sheet, brings new dimensions to thermoformers in: formability, rigidity, breakage resistance, chemical resistance and fire retardancy. This high performance thermoplastic sheet is availble in silver, copper and bronze. It passes Underwriter's Laboratories, Inc® Std 94 V-0, 5V (independent lab).

      Suggested Applications:
    • Aircraft Interiors
    • Exhibits and Displays
    • Kiosk Housings
    • Miscellaneous Applications

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  • Tivar® MD - Metal Detectable UHMW-PE
      Tivar® MD - Metal Detectable UHMW-PE - Metal-detectable plastics for food processing.
      Quadrant has extended its portfolio of food-compliant materials with PE-, POM- and PA6-based metal-detectable plastics for food-processing equipment. The materials enable manufacturers to more efficiently address the issue of breakage and wear in equipment parts.

      Quadrant's new range of metal-detectable (MD) engineering thermoplastics is designed to support the food-processing industry's need for reliable, traceable and cost-effective machine parts. Quadrant is the first manufacturer to offer a choice of polyethylene (PE), polyoxymethylene (POM) and polyamide (PA6)-based food-contact-approved MD engineering materials.

      The food-processing industry requires plastics equipment parts that will provide a high level resistance to wear and tear, and the cleanliness necessary for today's fast line speeds. At the same time, parts must provide the reassurance of easy detection should fragments or particles break off and fall into the foodstuff during processing.

      Quadrant's set of three MD modified plastics comprises TIVAR MD, based on ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (PE-UHMW); Acetron MD, based on POM; and Nylatron MD, based on PA6. Acetron MD and Nylatron MD are available in a blue colour to aid visual and MD detectability; X-ray detection is also possible.
    • TIVAR MD is available in grey colour.
    • All materials deliver the necessary MD level for particles as small as 3 x 3 x 3mm.
      In addition to food compliancy (according to FDA and EU Directive 2002/72 EC standards), the individual materials offer different advantages, such as good impact resistance, high wear resistance and good machining properties.

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  • Unital® SFX0102M - Metal Detectable POM
      Metal Detectable POM (Acetal)
      Unital® SFX0102M is a metal detectable grade of acetal (POM) that is particularly well suited for use in food processing plants that utilize metal detection equipment to sort and discard metal-contaminated products.

      This material provides users with the strength and dimensional stability inherent in standard, unfilled grades with additional stiffness provided by the addition of a metallic filler. It offers excellent machinability, is FDA compliant and is available in a standard, highly visible blue color.

      Unital® SFX0102M Common Applications:
    • Bushings - Bearings - Sort fingers - Scraper blades - Product guides - Conveyor components & Rollers

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  • Acetal Sheets & Rods (Copolymer)
      Acetal Sheets and Acetal Rods (aka POM) acetal copolymer provides high strength and stiffness coupled with enhanced dimensional stability and ease of machining. As a semi-crystalline material, acetal is also characterized by a low coefficient of friction and good wear properties especially in wet environments. Because of its high strength, modulus, and resistance to impact and fatigue, Acetal is used as a weight-saving metal replacement. Acetal copolymer overcomes the common problem of centerline porosity in large shapes of Acetal Homopolymer (aka Delrin)
      • Acetal Copolymer is preferred to Delrin® (Acetal Homopolymer) where centerline porosity is a concern.
      • Acetal Copolymer is produced under several brand names including Celcon®, Ultraform® & Acetron®.

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  • Acetal Tubes
      Acetal Tubes - Acetal Copolymer Tubes provide high strength and stiffness coupled with enhanced dimensional stability and ease of machining. As a semi-crystalline material, acetal is also characterized by a low coefficient of friction and good wear properties especially in wet environments. Because of its high strength, modulus, and resistance to impact and fatigue, Acetal copolymer tubes are used as a weight-saving metal replacement. Acetal copolymer overcomes the common problem of centerline porosity in large shapes of Acetal Homopolymer (aka Delrin)
    • Acetal Copolymer is preferred to Delrin (DuPont brand Acetal Homopolymer) where centerline porosity is a concern.
    • Acetal copolymer is produced under several brand names including Celcon, Ultraform & Acetron.

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  • Aluminum
      Aluminum shapes (aluminum plates, bars & profiles) are available for online purchase from Professional Plastics.

      Aluminum 6061 is a heat-treatable grade widely used in light to medium strength structural applications. The alloy has good corrosion resistance and weldability and possesses good formability in the 0 to T4 tempers. 6061 does lose appreciable strength when welded and it is replaced by the 5000 series alloys where afterweld strength is a prime consideration. 6061 is used in structural areas where both strength and corrosion resistance is required, truck bodies and frames, and towers.

    • Price & Availabilty of Metals & Alloys is subject to change.
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    • Professional Plastics has warehouse and logistics capabilities in the USA, Singapore and Taiwan.

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  • Boron Nitride - Combat®
      Combat® Boron Nitride is a hot pressed hexagonal Boron Nitride. This material exhibits a unique combination of chemical, electrical, mechanical and thermal properties, making it suitable for a wide range of high-performance industrial applications. Boron Nitride is an advanced synthetic ceramic material provides unique properties such as from high heat capacity and outstanding thermal conductivity combined with easy machinability and superior dielectric strength. Boron Nitride can easily be machined to close tolerances in virtually any shape. After machining, it is ready for use without additional heat treating or firing operations. In inert and reducing atmospheres, Boron Nitride will withstand temperatures over 2,000°C. It is not wet by most molten metals and slags and can therefore be used as a container for most molten metals including aluminium, cryolite, sodium, iron, steel, silicon, boron, tin germanium and copper.

      Combat's characteristics depend of the type and amount of binder, overall composition and the type of bond between layers. Backed with industry leading technical support, Combat® is provided by Professional Plastics with a full spectrum of solutions in machinable blanks, as well as, custom finished parts.

      Combat® Silicon Nitride comes in five standard grades:
    • Combat® AX05 does not use any binder and is self-bonded, offering the highest purity for high-temperature applications. Non-wet by almost all molten metals, AX05 is recommended for applications such as extreme high-temperature insulators and crucibles for high-purity processing
    • Combat® M and M26 combine the moisture resistance of silica with the unique properties of boron nitride. Differentiated by the amount of SiO2, Combat M offers unparalleled resistance to thermal shock while Combat M26 offers higher thermal conductivity. M and M26 are ideal for applications requiring extreme and exacting dielectric properties.
    • Combat® ZSBN combines the non-wetting properties of boron nitride with the extreme refractory and wear-resistance of zirconia. ZSBN is widely used in a variety of molten metal contact applications.
    • Combat® A uses boron nitride as a binder to create a hard, dense yet easily machinable product best used in inert and dry environments. It is ideal for general purpose high-performance applications.
    • Combat® HP leverages Boron Nitride's outstanding thermal shock resistance with Calcuim Borate Glass's moisture resistance. HP is ideal for light metal processing applications such as aluminum, magnesium and zinc, particularly electrical insulation applications for up to 1000° C.

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  • Bronze
      Bronze shapes available for online purchase: C510 PHOS BRONZE ROD, C655 SILICON BRONZE ROD, C932 BEARING BRONZE (SAE 660)
    • Price & Availabilty of Metals & Alloys is subject to change.
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  • Copper
      Copper is a reddish colored metal which is malleable and ductile. It has excellent thermal and electrical conductivities and good corrosion resistance. It is found in sulphide ores and as carbonate, arsenide and chloride (abundance in the Earth's crust is 50 ppm). Extraction of the metal involves roasting the ore to produce the oxide, followed by reduction and purification by electrolysis. The element is inert to non-oxidizing acids but reacts with oxidizing agents. In air, it will weather to produce the characteristic green patina of the carbonate. Copper will combine with oxygen on heating to produce CuO at red heat, and Cu2O at elevated temperatures. Pure copper has an electrical conductivity second only to that of silver and hence its main application is in the electrical industry. Copper is also the basis of many important alloys (e.g. brass, bronze and aluminum bronze) and has been traditionally considered to be one of the coinage metals, along with silver and gold, but being more common, is the least valued. It is one of the first metals ever to have been worked by man and is thought to have been mined for more than 5000 years.
    • Grades include: C101, C110 (ETP), C145 (Tellurium), C147 (Surfur), C182 (Chromium-Copper)
    • Price & Availabilty of Metals & Alloys is subject to change.
    • Professional Plastics has warehouse and logistics capabilities in the USA, Singapore and Taiwan.

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  • CPVC-300 - ESd FM 4910 Sheet
      CPVC-300™ - ESd FM 4910 Sheet (General Purpose Grade)
      Static Dissipative Plastic - CPVC Sheet
      CPVC-300™ FM 4910 is a plastic sheet product that controls static electricity in clean room applications requiring flame retardant clear plastic. These applications include: clean room glazing; machine windows, doors, covers and enclosures; and fabricated desiccators and cabinets. The product is a Factory Mutual 4910* compliant chlorinated polyvinyl chloride sheet coated with SciCron Technologies clear, C-300™ static dissipative coating to prevent charge generation on the sheet surfaces. This controls particulate attraction and prevents electrostatic discharge (ESD) events completely independent of humidity. CPVC-300 - FM 4910 has excellent flammability and smoke generation properties, plus superior chemical resistance, surface hardness, and mar resistance.

      *The CPVC substrate used to make this product has been tested according to procedures outlined in the Factory Mutual Clean Room Materials Flammability Test Protocol (Class 4910) and is listed as an approved material in the Factory Mutual Research Approval Guide. It has been formulated to resist fire and to emit low levels of smoke when tested according to this protocol. The C-300 coated product, CPVC-300 - FM-4910, has not been similarily tested by Factory Mutual Research, however, it is very unlikely that the presence of the C-300 coating on the sheet sufaces has any influence on the flammability characteristics of the sheet when tested according to the 4910 protocol. The C-300 coating, which is only one micron thick, is formulated with an incombustible conductive metal oxide which makes up 66% of the coating weight. The remainder of the coating adds less than 0.3 gram of combustible binder per square foot of coated sheet surface. The addition of such a small fractional percentage of combustible material is extremely difficult to detect.

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  • Delrin® AF- DE588
      Delrin® AF DE-588 is 20% Teflon-Filled Delrin®, fully certified for U.S. Navy use, brown color.
    • NAVSEA 6959311 Rev. B, NAVSEA 803-4384678 Rev. B & C
    • NSN: 9330011953331 DELRIN-AF-DE-588 Plastic Sheet
    • NSN: 9390012222128 DELRIN AF DE 588 Nonmetallic Rod
    • NSN: 9390012231437 DELRIN AF DE 588 Nonmetallic Rod
    • NSN: 9390012646826 DELRIN AF-DE 588 Nonmetallic Rod
    • NSN: 9390013162226 DELRIN AF DE 588 Nonmetallic Rod
    • NSN: 9390014651102 DELRIN AF DE 588 Nonmetallic Rod

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  • Delrin® Sheet & Rod (Acetal Homopolymer)
      DELRIN® Sheets and Delrin Rods have many of the same characteristics of industrial metals such as brass, aluminum, zinc, and stainless steel. Delrin is a homopolymer acetal (POM). Some of Delrin's comparable properties include stiffness, dimensional stability, impact resistance, and structural strength. Delrin® 150 is standard general purpose, unfilled acetal. This grade has the best impact toughness of all unfilled Delrin products. Delrin® 150 SA was discontinued in 2003 & replaced by Delrin 150.
    • Delrin Rods are Produced in Standard 8 Foot Lengths. (Maximum Length is 8 Foot)

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  • Kovar Alloy
      Kovar Rods, Bars & Plates
      Kovar is an iron based alloy with nickel and cobalt. The chemistry is closely controlled so as to result in low, uniform, thermal expansion characteristic for the alloy.
      One of the primary uses for this alloy is for glass sealing of metal components, or lead wires, into hard glass or ceramic devices. It also finds use in applications where low expansion with temperature change is a desired characteristic, such as integrated circuit packaging.
    • Available in Kovar Rods, Kovar Bars, & Kovar Plates.
    • Price & Availabilty of Metals & Alloys is subject to change.
    • Professional Plastics has warehouse and logistics capabilities in the USA, Singapore & Taiwan.

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  • Macor® Machinable Glass Ceramic
      Macor® is a machinable glass ceramic material that possesses outstanding engineering properties. Unlike other ceramics, Macor can be machined with ordinary metalworking tools. Macor is also a problem solving material combining the performance of a technical ceramic with the versatility of a high performance plastic. Macor has no porosity and when properly baked out, will not outgas. It is strong and rigid and, unlike high temperature plastics, will not creep or deform. Macor is also radiation resistant.
    • Also available in special Tight Tolerance Plates (contact customer service for details)
    • Stocked in Our New York, California, Texas, Singapore & Taiwan Locations

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  • Makrolon® Lumen XT Diffuser for LED lighting
      Makrolon® Lumen XT Diffuser Sheet for LED lighting
      MAKROLON® Lumen XT Sheet is a translucent polycarbonate product with a textured surface on one side specifically designed for lighting lenses. It features a unique combination of high light diffusion and high light transmission through a combination of optimized surface texture and advanced diffuser technologies. When compared to other light diffusing products such as glass and acrylic, MAKROLON Lumen XT Sheet has superior impact strength and toughness. Other surface textures are available for additional design options.

      Makrolon® Lumen XT, extruded sheet product was developed specifically as a diffusion lens for LED lighting. It offers three distinct light diffusion levels that can be matched with other design elements to help achieve the desired lighting qualities for different fixture designs. The technology behind the sheet diffusion properties, also helps minimize hot spots caused by intense LED lighting. Polycarbonate's inherent impact resistance opens several application areas for the new material, where glass or acrylic lenses would require protective shielding or metal grids. These include fixtures for detention facilities, production operations, schools, transportation, and psychiatric hospitals and other safety and security uses. The material also has a UL listed 94 V-2 flammability rating.

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  • Meldin® 7001 Polyimide (Unfilled)
      Meldin® 7001 Unfilled Polyimide Parts and Shapes. Meldin 7001 Rods & Plates offer superior mechanical properties & high chemical resistance. Meldin is ideal for electrical and thermal insulating applications. More ductile than ceramics, and lighter weight than metals, Meldin® 7001 is an excellent choice for structural parts in aerospace and other applications where metal replacement is desirable. In Semiconductor Wafer Processing applications, the plasma etch rate of Meldin® 7001 is 10% to 20% lower than Vespel® SP-1 providing superior performance over time. (contact us for complete details). For IC Test Sockets & Probe Test Heads, Meldin® 7001 is also an excellent replacement for Vespel® SP-1. Meldin 7000 products feature Continuous Operational Temperatures up to 550ºF (260ºC) and Intermitting Operation up to 900ºF , while holding tight tolerances of ±0.001 in. on both ODs and IDs. Meldin 7001 is suitable for high-temperature structural, high-purity semiconductor, & plasma welding applications.
    • Meldin Plates are Compression Molded & Meldin Rods are Isostatically Molded (ISO)
    • Meldin DF Parts are Direct Formed. (contact us for custom quotes)
      Typical Applications:
    • Wafer Clamping Rings, IC Test Sockets & Nests, Plasma Torch Tips, Bearings, Seals, Insulators, Thrust Washers

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