Thermoplastics

“Thermoplastics are plastic materials (polymers) that soften when heated and harden when cooled. They can be remolded and reshaped to accommodate changes or pressure areas. Thermoplastics provide many benefits because they are lightweight, durable, easy to fabricate, water resistant, easily adjustable, and recyclable. Typically sold in sheets, thermoplastics are available in many thicknesses, strengths, colors, and finishes. “

“Following is a list of the types of thermoplastics. Within each group of plastics, different levels of performance are available.
Acrylic
Polyethylene (PE)—typically categorized by their densities:
Low density (LDPE)
Medium density (MDPE)
High density (HDPE)
Ultra-high density (UHMWPE)
Polypropylene (PP)—one of the most rigid thermoplastics
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Co-polymer—a blend of polypropylene and 5% to 10% of LDPE
Polystyrene
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Nylon
Polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified (PETG) and
Proflex/Proflex with Silicone”

Thermosetting plastics and thermoplastics

 
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