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Application and characteristics of PE-HD

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE for short) is a non-polar thermoplastic resin with high crystallinity. The appearance of the original HDPE is milky white, and the thin section is translucent to a certain extent. PE has excellent resistance to most domestic and industrial or chemical preservation properties, and will produce chemical and acid resistant fermentation products….

Application and classification of Teflon

Teflon is divided into several basic types: PTFE, FEP, PFA, ETFE: 1. Teflon PTFE: PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) non-stick coating can be used continuously at 260°C, with a maximum operating temperature of 290-300°C, extremely low friction coefficient, good wear resistance and excellent chemical stability . 2. Teflon FEP: FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene copolymer) non-stick coating melts and…

Application and characteristics of PVC

PVC is the abbreviation of polyvinyl chloride and its English name is Polyvinylchloride. The main component is polyvinyl chloride. It is bright in color, corrosion-resistant, strong and durable. It is reinforced by adding some toxic auxiliary materials such as plasticizers and anti-aging agents in the manufacturing process. Its heat resistance, toughness, ductility, etc., so its…

Commonly Metal Stamping Tooling Materials And Uses

45# steel, belongs to high-quality carbon structural steel Uses: Commonly used as materials for shaft parts. Mechanical properties: good mechanical processing performance and strength hardness, quenching and tempering treatment, quenching temperature 820°~850°, return water temperature 600°~650°, HRC40°. High-speed SKH-9 (commonly known as wind steel), similar to the mainland brand W6CrM05V2 Uses: It is often used…

Application and characteristics of PEI

PEI refers to polyetherimide, which is an amber transparent solid. It has inherent flame retardancy and low smoke without adding any additives. The oxygen index is 47%, the combustion level is UL94-V-0, and the density is 1.28. ~1.42g/cm3. PEI has strong high temperature stability, even non-reinforced PEI still has good toughness and strength. The long-term…

Application and characteristics of PEEK

PEEK is a high temperature resistant, high performance thermoplastic special engineering plastic. It has good mechanical properties, chemical resistance, abrasion resistance, hydrolysis resistance, etc.; it has light specific gravity and good self-lubricating performance. Due to its very good processing performance, it can be filled with carbon fiber, molybdenum disulfide, etc. to further improve the lubricating…

Application and characteristics of PPS PPSU materials

Characteristic: ①General performance: PPS is a white, high crystallinity, hard and brittle polymer. The relative density of pure PPS is 1.3, but it will increase after modification. PPS has a very small water absorption rate, generally only about 0.03%. PPS has good flame retardancy, and its oxygen index is as high as 44%. Compared with…

Application and characteristics of PMMA(acrylic) material

Acrylic has good weather resistance and strong hardness, and can be made into various required products, but acrylic is also good or bad, which is directly related to its service life, so what kind of acrylic material to choose becomes a headache for people. So, what are the performance characteristics and uses of acrylic material?…

Application and characteristics of ABS material

1. ABS plastic is a terpolymer of acrylonitrile (A)-butadiene (B)-styrene (S). It combines the properties of three components, among which acrylonitrile has high hardness and strength, heat resistance and corrosion resistance; butadiene has impact resistance and toughness; styrene has high surface gloss, easy coloring and Ease of processing. 2. The structure of ABS resin includes…