Non Metal Material Options
NON METALIC FASTENERS
Precision non-metallic fasteners can be used to reduce the weight, cost, and assembling complexities of your products.
The lightweight, non–magnetic, non–corrosive, non–toxic, non–flammable, non–abrasive, non–conducting, heat resistant properties of versatile polymers make them invaluable for applications where high tensile holding strength is not the primary requirement.
These characteristics can be further enhanced by chemical and fibre additions to increase strength, hardness, flexibility, or temperature and UV resistance, you can understand why plastics are so attractive for the production of fasteners.
Manufacturers efficiently produce new fastener shapes to customer print, they can also produce them in a wide range of materials to achieve specific ductility or hardness. Working with unique materials that add an entirely new dimension to plastic components.
A polymer consisting of Acrylonitrile, Butadiene and Styrene which can be combined in different ratios to produce a blend tailored to the customer's specific needs. Acrylonitrile contributes heat stability, chemical and aging resistance. Butadiene contributes to low-temperature retention, toughness and impact strength. Styrene contributes a glossy finish, rigidity and processing ease. Together, they provide flame retardance, electroplatability and variable gloss finish capability.
Acetal resins are odourless, tasteless and nontoxic. Key properties include high strength and rigidity, excellent dimensional stability, fatigue endurance, relatively low moisture absorption and low dynamic and static coefficient of friction. Perhaps the most outstanding feature is Acetal's ability to retain these properties over a wide range of adverse conditions including extreme humidity, exposure to solvents and other chemicals and high loading and prolonged cyclic stressing. Acetal is widely used in the automotive, electrical, machinery, equipment and watchmaking industries.
Customized Phosphorescent Thermoplastics (Glow-in-the-Dark) A family of compounds with intriguing, glow-in-the-dark effects. Options in glow duration, intensity and colour. Phosphorescent pigments absorb ultraviolet light and slowly emit this energy over time. This effect is best achieved with clear or translucent resin systems such as elastomers, acrylics, polycarbonates, styrenics and polyolefins. New classes of pigments allow for longer glow life: some compounds can last up to ten times the industry standard. The most effective way to recharge these compounds is to expose them to direct ultraviolet rays. These compounds are perfect for a variety of applications including electronics, consumer goods, athletic and sporting goods, and safety equipment and signage. These compounds are an effective alternate light source to eliminate expensive wiring and lighting systems in applications such as signs, railings, armrests, or automotive instrument panels.
This new thermoplastic material, which serves as a cost-effective alternative to polycarbonate, exhibits exceptional toughness, rigidity and clarity. Kostrate is a significant cost-saving alternative for clear applications where rubber-modified polystyrene, polycarbonate and copolymer polyester may have been used. Compared to other clear and engineered materials, Kostrate offers the following: high impact, high flexural and tensile strength.
Nylon resins are typically used in applications requiring heat and chemical resistance, as well as, toughness. Some examples include under-the-hood automotive components, electrical connectors for the telecommunications and computer industries and components of medical devices. Nylon products can be found in virtually every industry. Parts in a broad range of colours can be produced with most nylon resins.
The family of nylons consists of several different types. Nylon 6/6, nylon 6, nylon 6/10, nylon 6/12, nylon 11, nylon 12, and nylon 6-6/6 copolymer are the most common. Of these, nylon 6/6 and nylon 6 dominate the market. The numbers refer to how many methyl units (-CH2-) occur on each side of the nitrogen atoms (amide groups). The difference in a number of methyl units influences the property profiles of the various nylons. Moisture absorbance is decreased due to reduced polarity with further separation and less regular location of the very polar amide roups. Resistance to thermal deformation is lowered due to more flexibility and mobility in these methyl unit sections of the main chain. As these units increase in length, making the molecules appear more like polyethylene, the properties of the nylon shift slightly toward those of polyethylene. Not considering the effects of moisture, Nylon 6/12 has lower modulus, higher elongation, lower strength, lower thermal distortion temperature, lower hardness and lower melting point than nylon 6/6. One relationship which does not conform is price. Nylon 6/12 is more expensive than nylon 6/6. The property which gives nylon 6/12 its utility is moisture absorption which is approximately half of that of nylon 6/6. This means the properties are much more consistent and experience less fluctuation due to ambient humidity levels in the end application.
Polycarbonate resin is one of the toughest, most versatile engineering thermoplastics, combining outstanding electrical insulation properties, performance history and economic advantages over other thermoplastics, metals, glass and other materials. Available with a variety of additive options which enhance UV stabilization, flame and heat resistance, impact strength, dimensional stability and optical quality: Polycarbonate resin is widely used in the appliance, automotive, packaging, electrical and electronic industries.
Polyethylene is a partially crystalline, lightweight thermoplastic, polymerized from ethylene gas at controlled temperatures and pressures. It is tough, heat stable, flexible and has a wax-like feel. Polyethylene is used in many applications because of its moisture barrier properties, superior optics, salability, toughness and outstanding electrical properties.
Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer with low specific gravity and good resistance to chemicals and fatigue. It can be readily coloured, has a good tensile strength and proven resistance to acids, alkalis and solvents. It also has low permeability to water, is unaffected by bacteria or fungus and has good electrical resistance. Chemical and fibre additions produce improved impact and UV resistance, increased flexibility and anti-static control, strength, excellent end product durability and performance.