Our Materials – OEM Custom
A guide to identifying plastics
The information below can assist you in deciding what type of plastic will best fit your needs. Our knowledgeable sales team looks forward to answering any questions you may have, so contact us today!
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
ABS is a very durable material that is good for many industrial applications. It has multi-layer extrusion capabilities for added gloss and surface options for increased barrier protection. ABS can have good UV and fire retardation with additives blended into the base resin. It’s also available in many surface textures.
Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)
TPO is a trade name that refers to a blend of polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), block copolymer polypropylene (BCPP), rubber & reinforced fillers. This material is ideal for outdoor applications due to its UV resistance. The reinforced filler varieties make TPO plastic a great candidate for improving performance and reducing the weight of metal parts. It has a great chemical resistance, and exceptional strength. TPO has many surface textures available, as well as color matching options.
Polyethylene is an ideal choice for many packaging and component needs. PE offers superior toughness, impact resistance, and low-temperature impact properties. PE enhances packaging designs requiring hinged features. It will fold easily without cracking or tearing, and its excellent memory allows the hinge to withstand repeated use. PE is FDA accepted and is an excellent option for hinged applications. It is chemical resistant, with excellent low-temperature performance. PE is available in custom colors, and matte, gloss or textured finishes.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETG)
PETG exhibits superior processing characteristics. If forms quickly under relatively low temperature for energy-efficient forming cycles. It also resists processing flaws such as blushing, brittleness and sag. PETG’s high clarity and gloss add consumer appeal, with no odor or taste transmission. Excellent stiffness and strength add impact-resistance and pilfer-control to packaging.
Custom Engineered Blends
We utilize a few strategic partners that can develop a plastic to meet your specific needs. Please contact LINDAR to discuss your needs with us by clicking here.
Kydex is a specific branded plastic made by SEKISUI SPI . It is a unique blend of polyvinyl chloride plastic and acrylic plastics. It is highly chemical and fire resistant and provides a high impact strength, giving objects made from this plastic longevity and resistance to damage.
Polycarbonate is a particular group of thermoplastic polymers. They are easily worked, molded, and thermoformed; these plastics are very widely used in the modern chemical industry and many other applications. It is a very durable material with high impact-resistance. PC is also highly transparent to visible light and has better light transmission characteristics than many kinds of glass.
High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
HIPS is an economic sheet that forms and die-cuts easily. A wide processing window allows fast, efficient production and minimal scrap rates. It is naturally translucent, but is available in many colors and textures. HIPS also has multi-layer capabilities for added gloss and surface options or increased barrier protection. It’s FDA approved, and is available in specialty grades. It’s also flash-freeze and freezer modified.