What is a Thermoplastic Material?
A thermoplastic material is a material that melts into a liquid form when heated and freezes into a solid state when cooled. Most thermoplastics are high molecular weight polymers whose chains associate through interactions and hydrogen bonding. Thermoplastic polymers differ from thermoset polymers as they can be remelted and remolded.
Some examples of thermoplastic materials are:
- Thermoplastic Rubber
Why Choose a Thermoplastic Material?
Thermoplastics are cost effective due to the fact that they process quickly and can be recycled with minimal waste. There is a wide array of Thermoplastic materials available and they all can have quite different physical properties. Because of this we suggest a comparative analysis be done before selecting the material that is right for your project. We can help you determine which material is best suited for your application.
What are Applications for a Thermoplastic Material?
Typical applications for this material are:
- Home appliances parts that are not exposed to excessive heat
- Communication devices
- Electronic devices
- and much more...