Advanced Plastics: Ketron Peek, PVDF & Fluorosint
Bay Plastics provides a unique selection of Advanced Engineering Plastics including shapes specifically developed for applications in advanced manufacturing industries. The excellent properties of advanced engineering plastics mean they can be used in tough, stringent environments when other general engineering plastics fail. Bay Plastics are partners with Quadrant EPP, the industry leading manufacturer of general and advanced engineering plastics. Quadrant EPP is recognised worldwide for the strength, quality and reputation of their materials.
Duratron PBI (also known as Celazole PBI) rods & plates are used in high-tech industries such as semiconductor, aircraft & aerospace.
Fluorosint is considerably harder than virgin PTFE, has better wear resistance and maintains low frictional properties.
Ketron Peek is a semi-crystalline advanced material available in various grades including PEEK-HPV, PEEK-GF30 , PEEK-CA30 and PEEK-TX.
PPSU, PEI & PSU offer high performance properties such as high impact strength, chemical & temperature resistance.
Symalit PVDF is a versatile plastic that combines mechanical, thermal & electrical properties with excellent chemical resistance.
Semitron family of static dissipative plastics for applications where electrical discharge in operation is a problem.
Techtron HPV PPS demonstrates a valuable combination of properties including wear resistance.
Torlon PAI has resistance to chemicals making it an ideal product for highly concentrated environments.
Vespel combines physical properties of plastics & metals to offer you high performance and design flexibility.
The materials performance pyramid below from Quadrant EPP ranks the most common thermoplastics according to their temperature performance. Amongst these materials, different families can be recognised all exhibiting high value in use within numerous applications.
From the Advanced Engineering Plastics chart below, Duratron PBI and Duratron PAI are the top performers with extreme temperature resistance (up to 310°C continuously for Duratron PBI); these materials perform where others would fail. Duratron PBI and Duratron PAI are suitable for both structural, friction & wear applications.
Semi-crystalline advanced engineering plastics like Ketron Peek, Techtron HPV PPS, Fluorosint and Symalit PVDF typically offer a combination of excellent chemical and mechanical properties, also at elevated temperatures. These materials can be used for both structural, friction & wear applications. Semitron ESd 225 is a static dissipative Acetal grade, Semitron ESd 500HR is a static dissipative reinforced PTFE grade.
Amorphous advanced engineering plastics such as Quadrant PPSU, Quadrant PEI and Quadrant PSU 1000 exhibit an outstanding retention of their mechanical properties up to the glass transition temperature and excellent electrical properties. Additionally, their food contact compliant composition and resistance to hot water or steam offer great possibilities for structural parts in medical, pharmaceutical and dairy industries.
We carry an extensive range of stock to accommodate the diverse market for semi-finished plastic materials, offering custom sizes on all general plastics. Our professional cutting service will ensure quality finishes and rapid turnaround at all times.
With over 20 years of expertise in the fabrication sector, our commitment to service & quality, along with unrivalled product knowledge enables us to guide you in all aspects of plastic material selection, from component design through to production.
Our plastic design team are capable of creating a range of specialist bespoke products, from initial prototypes and one offs to full production runs. The capabilities and capacity available allows us to offer an extensive specialist service.