Industrial Plastics offers Plastic Engineering which is a fairly evolved technique that is being used to solve some fundamental problems of plastic such as being too soft or quick to melt. This problem was first solved when polymer technology first arrived, which allowed plastic to gain a new dimension where developmental attributes were added. This solution evolved to include chemical engineering that has overtaken the metallic component with engineered plastics formed from strongly bonded molecules referred to as polymers. 

Why Use Plastic Engineering? 

It has several advantages over commodity plastics which are generally mass-produced and simple in nature. Some of the benefits are

  • Produced in smaller quantities to meet business-specific goals/outcomes
  • High mechanical strength 
  • Heat resistance
  • Wear resistance 
  • Machinability and dimensional stability  
  • Chemical resistance and stability 
  • Self-lubrication 

Engineered Plastics

Plastic Engineering Vs Commodity Plastic

When people hear plastic they generally think of single-use plastics that are mass-produced like bottles or children’s toys, these are examples of commodity plastics. In general, commodity plastic is used in these products as they are more cost-effective than alternative plastics or materials. They are also chosen when a plastic’s mechanical specifications do not have a negative impact on the function or performance of the product. Alternatively, Engineered Plastics is different as it is designed to withstand mechanical and environmental conditions that commodity plastics are not suitable for. These differences are made clear in the section above. 

Industrial Plastics Capabilities and Offerings

At Industrial Plastics we offer an extensive range of plastic fabrication capabilities, a full list can be found in our capability statement. With over 40 years of experience in engineering plastic supplies, simply let us know your needed materials and specifications. 

Applications of Plastic Engineering

Engineering plastics are of interest to several industries where a good ratio between cost and properties are needed, such as the manufacturing, automotive, or transport industries. Some common applications include:

  • Acid trays
  • Benchtops
  • Cutting boards
  • Conveyer mechanisms
  • Gears
  • Machine guards
  • Skylights
  • Washers

Engineered Plastics

Industrial Plastics has become experts in custom plastic fabrication over the last 40 years, supported by our skilled staff who will exceed your expectations by using the latest fabrication methods and ISO quality assured processes. If your business is interested in Plastics, or you would like to speak to one of our sales team, please contrast us today. Email us via [email protected] or call 1300 465 888F.

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