Engineering Plastics

 

   Engineering plastics[1] are a group of plastic materials that have better mechanical and/or thermal properties than the more widely used commodity plastics (such as polystyrenePVCpolypropylene andpolyethylene). Being more expensive, engineering plastics are produced in lower quantities and tend to be used for smaller objects or low-volume applications (such as mechanical parts), rather than for bulk and high-volume ends (like containers and packaging). More
   
• Moderate cost
• Moderate temperature resistance
• Moderate strength
• Good to excellent impact resistance
• Good dimensional stability