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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Interstate Plastics Provides Broad Range of Mechanical Plastics to Machine Shops Nationwide

Interstate Plastics offers mechanical plastics to machine shops for engineering, commercial and retail markets. With a large network of exceptional machine shops and manufacturers, Interstate Plastics works to provide solutions for a wide variety of machining applications. Interstate Plastics assists customers in finding solutions for custom components and parts, fabrication and CNC routing.

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One of the most popular machining plastics provided by Interstate Plastics, Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW), is a tough, wear resistant plastic that combines an incredibly low coefficient of friction with outstanding impact strength. UHMW is ideal for reducing wear and friction due to its specialized internal lubrication, which also reduces maintenance costs and energy consumption while simultaneously extending equipment life. The durable polymer features excellent chemical and abrasion resistance and functions well within a broad temperature range, providing solutions for extreme wear applications.

Another widely used mechanical plastic, High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), is a thermoplastic known for a high strength to density ratio. HDPE is used in a variety of applications and industries where excellent impact resistance, high tensile strength, low moisture absorption and chemical and corrosion resistance is required. HDPE is easily machined, welded and thermoformed for easy fabrication. Its versatility and high tolerance to many substances and environments alongside a very competitive price make it an outstanding material for a wide variety of applications.

Polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, is a soft fluoropolymer mechanical plastic with exceptional resistance to high temperatures, chemical reaction, corrosion and stress cracking. PTFE features impressive heat, mechanical toughness, and electrical and low friction properties, making it the material of choice for many high heat and low friction applications. Consumers are familiar with PTFE as a non-stick coating for pots and pans. PTFE plastic is available in FDA approved Virgin, mechanical, glass-filled and bearing grades.

Acetal is a mechanical thermoplastic with 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 friction coefficient and good wear properties, even in low temperate environments. Interstate Plastics offers both copolymer and homopolymer acetal for precision industrial, mechanical and DIY parts.

UHMW, HDPE, PTFE and acetal are available in many grades to meet the requirements of the customer, and are part of Interstate Plastics' extensive line of high performance plastic materials for a broad range of applications. Interstate Plastics offers samples and specification sheets for mechanical plastics in a bundled kit, the Machinable Plastics Material Sample Pack, perfect for field testing.

Interstate Plastics also offers value added services including routing, beveling, counter sunk holes, hole drilling, and others processes upon request. Interstate Plastics has advanced polycarbonate and acrylic bending capabilities with cosmetic polished edges, and no bubbles or distortion. The Company’s comprehensive line of machinery includes a computerized panel saw, table saws, CNC routers, drill presses, and other specialized equipment.

Interstate Plastics has a team of plastics experts ready to answer any questions you may have about our full line of our mechanical plastics. Give Interstate Plastics a call at (888) 768-5759 today to learn how we can provide your solutions in plastics.

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