Materials

Precision non-metallic fasteners like those produced at Volt Industrial Plastics can significantly reduce the weight, cost and assembling complexities of your projects. Because these versatile polymers are light weight, non-magnetic, non-corrosive, non-toxic, non-flammable, non-abrasive, non-conducting and heat resistant properties, they are invaluable for applications where high tensile holding strength is not the primary requirement.

And, when 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.

At VIP, our skilled craftsmen can efficiently produce custom fastener shapes in a wide range of materials to achieve specific ductility or hardness. Plus, highly unique materials have added an entirely new dimension to creating and designing plastic components. Now, plastics glow, exhibit rich color, feel soft or give off pleasing scents.

Volt Industrial Plastics has the capability of molding over 120 different materials and is able to color match for specific applications. Below are commonly used materials for which free samples are available. Please do not hesitate to call for more information on these or any other material for that matter. We love a challenge!

ABS

This polymer consists 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

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 across 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.

TPE 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.

Kostrate

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 high impact, high flexural and tensile strength.

Nylon

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, and parts in a broad range of colors can be produced with most nylon resins.

Polybutylene

This thermoplastic polymer, such as butyl rubber, of a butylene liquefied petroleum gas, isobutene, butene-1, butene-2 is manufactured in various degrees of elasticity, strength and stability and used for films, coatings, pipes, tubing, fittings and many other services.

Polycarbonate

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. Polycarbonate resin is widely used in the appliance, automotive, packaging, electrical and electronic industries and is available with a variety of additive options which enhance UV stabilization, flame and heat resistance, impact strength, dimensional stability and optical quality.

Polyethylene

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

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer with low specific gravity and good resistance to chemicals and fatigue. It can be readily colored, has adequate 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

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 and flexible.

Color Availability

Over 75 stocked in house colors Unlimited color match capability

 

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