Materials for Plastic Parts

Dielectric Manufacturing has a wide variety of thermosets and thermoplastics available to fabricate any type of plastic component. With our extensive knowledge of plastics, we’ll make sure the optimal material is selected for your part.

Search the DM Knowledge Base for Plastic Materials and Their Properties, Including the Electrical Insulating Properties of Thermosets.

Thermosets

These materials are commonly used for electrical insulation, as the material cannot be melted once the shape is created. A chemical reaction takes place during the manufacturing process, creating the permanently-hard nature of the material. These plastics are not recyclable.
Click on any material to learn about its properties.
Fish Paper (Vulcanized Fiber)Glass Cloth Phenolic Resin (G-3)Glass-Melamine Laminate (G-5, G-9)
Glass-Silicone (G-7)Glass-Epoxy (G-10, FR-4, G-11)Glass Polyester (GPO-1, GPO-2,GPO-3)
Linen (LE)Nomex® (Synthetic Aromatic Polyamide Polymer)Transformer Board (Press Board T-IV)

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Thermoplastics

These plastics can be re-formed once the shape is manufactured, as the material experiences physical and not chemical change. Thermoplastic materials are available with various durometer hardness. Parts made with thermoplastics are recyclable.
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ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadlene-Styrene)AcetalAcrylic
Celazole® Polybenzimidazole (PBI)Formex® (Flame Retardant Polypropylene)HYDEX 4101 UD blue
KEL-F® (PolyChloroFluoroEthylene)Kynar® (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)Lexan® (Polycarbonate)
PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate)PEEK (Polyetheretherketone)PETG
Polyethylene (HDPE/LDPE)PolystyrenePVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
Radel® (Polyphenylsulfone)TECAFORM® AH UD Blue - AcetalTECAPEEK UD blue
Teflon® (Polytetrafluoroethylene, PTFE)Torlon® (Polyamide-imide)UHMW (Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene)
Ultem® (Polyetherimide, PEI)Vespel® (High-Performance Polyimide-Based Plastic)https://dielectricmfg.com/knowledge-base/tecapeek-ud-blue-ultra-detectable/

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