Complete List of Materials
Click any of the below links for a brief description of
the materials we have to offer:
| Acetal | Aromatic
Phosphorescent Thermoplastics |
| Nylon | Polybutylene
| Polycarbonate |
| Polypropylene |
| TPE Thermoplastic Elastomer Compounds
(Rubber like material) |
| Color Availability | All
have a reliable source for precision non-metallic fasteners, you can use them to
reduce the weight, cost, and assembling complexities of your products.
weight, 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
you consider that these characteristics may be further enhanced by chemical and
fiber additions to increase strength, hardness, flexibility, or temperature and
UV resistance, you can begin to understand why plastics are so attractive.
skilled craftsmen at Plastic Nuts & Bolts.com not only efficiently produce
new fastener shapes to customer print, they also produce them in a wide range of
materials to achieve specific ductility or hardness. Today they are working with
unique materials that add an entirely new dimension to plastic components and
challenge the most creative design engineers. These are plastics that glow, can
be richly colored and are soft to the touch or give off attractive scents.
Plastic Nuts & Bolts.com has the capability of molding over 120 different
materials and is able to color match for specific applications. Following are
descriptions of some of the materials in use at Plastic Nuts & Bolts.com.
Please do not hesitate to call for more information on these or any other
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 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 odorless, 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 watch making industries.
A specialty compound that makes your product more attractive, pleasant, or even
more fun. One that helps you highlight desirable product characteristics and
build brand recognition by appealing to a customers sense of smell. Scented
Compounds, which incorporate one of hundreds of standard or custom fragrances,
emit a pleasant scent. While these fragrances are compatible with most
reinforcements and colors, they work best in olefinic resins such as
polypropylenes, polyethylenes, and olefinic thermoplastic elastomers. They can
be injection molded, extruded or blow molded. Fragrances may be retained for up
to a year. Generally, the thicker the part, the longer the fragrance will last.
Applications for Scented Compounds include toys, household products, personal
care products, medical supplies, cosmetics, automotive interior items, consumer
goods, non-FDA parts and air freshening. Scented Compounds can also be helpful
in offsetting undesirable odors in some applications.
A family of compounds with intriguing, glow-in-the-dark effects. Options in glow
duration, intensity and color. 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.
Thermoplastic Elastomer Compounds (Rubber like material)
Thermoplastic Elastomer Compounds (TPE) are easily processed in a wide range of
parameters for injection molding applications. Features of this material are
soft touch, rubbery feel, excellent color ability and good ozone/UV stability.
Thermoplastic Elastomer Compounds (TPE) has excellent grip characteristics and
is extremely weatherproof. Examples of applications are medical and package
tubing, closures and seals, household products, infant and personal care
products and PVC replacement.
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 colors can be
produced with most nylon resins.
A thermoplastic polymer, such as butyl rubber, of a butylene liquefied petroleum
gas, isobutene, butene-1, butene-2 that is manufactured in various degrees of
elasticity, strength and stability. Used for films, coatings, pipes, tubing,
fittings and many other services.
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 colored, has 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 fiber additions produce improved impact and
UV resistance, increased flexibility and anti-static control, strength,
excellent end product durability and performance.
Polystyrene (or Styrene) advanced performance resins are crystal-clear, resist
moisture, stable when exposed to radiation, can be uniformly colored, have
attractive light transmission capabilities, dimensional stability, high tensile
Over 75 stocked in house
Unlimited color match capability
Nylon 6/12 (weather resistant)
Nylon Glass Fills
Nylon Heat Stabilized
Nylon Nucleated (20 N)
Nylon 41 H
Others Upon Request
6 Through 12 Melts
Others Upon Request
Rubber (Like) Materials
Special Effect Material
Neon and Fluorescent
Glass Fills 10-50%
75 stocked in-house colors
unlimited color match capability
OTHER MATERIALS UPON
REQUEST (specify material in COMMENTS box)