Thermoplastic Polymers for Parts

Thermoplastics have a wide range of applications. Items made from thermoplastic materials are common in consumer and industrial use – especially for the fabrication of parts used by original equipment manufacturers and other manufacturers. Many of these materials can provide thermal and electrical insulation needed for an assembly of fabricated parts.

part made with thermoplastic polymer materialDielectric Manufacturing stocks a wide variety of thermoplastic polymers for fabrication into plastic parts. Among the materials are the many types commonly used are ABS (which can be food-safe), acrylic, polyethylene, polystyrene and PVC. These and other thermoplastic materials are available with various durometer hardness levels; the finished part can be very hard and strong or soft and pliable like rubber.

With thermoplastics, parts can be made in high volumes without sacrificing precision.

We use CNC machines, not injection molding machines, to fabricate thermoplastic parts with great precision. Read about the difference at the Goodman Project website.

Thermoplastics can be re-formed once the shape is manufactured, as the material experiences physical change rather than chemical change. Thus, parts made with thermoplastics are recyclable.

Thermoplastic Material Options

Click on any thermoplastic polymer in the following chart to see its properties.
ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadlene-Styrene)Acetal (Delrin®)Acrylic
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)Tecapeek UD Blue Ultra-Detectable

See thermoplastic material cost comparisons.

When you are considering plastic manufacturing companies, contact Dielectric Manufacturing to learn how you can benefit from our approach to custom plastic parts using a thermoplastic polymer.

See examples of parts we’ve manufactured using thermoplastic polymers.

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Need more information about thermoplastic materials for component fabrication and assembly? Call us in metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at 800-367-9122, or email