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Plastics & Films
Our facilities are able to fabricate plastic sheet and film into many different custom products through waterjet cutting, die-cutting, slitting, laminating, rewind slitting, sheeting and shearing. In addition to the materials below, we can provide other specialty plastics and can create composite materials for any application you may have.
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PTFE is also known as Teflon®, which has unsurpassed chemical resistance, high dielectric strength, and is non-flammable and inert to weather and sunlight. PTFE has the lowest coefficient of friction of any solid. PTFE products are used as gasket and packing materials in chemical processing equipment, as electrical insulation for maximum reliability, and in bearings, seals, piston rings and other mechanical applications, especially those requiring anti-stick characteristics. PTFE and expanded PTFE are available in thicknesses from 0.001” to 0.25”.
Also known as Kapton™. Available from 0.0003″ to 0.010″ thick. This film has exceptional dielectric strength, thermal, mechanical and chemical properties, making it especially suitable in a wide range of industrial environments and applications. Uses are as varied as flex circuits, electric motors, packaging and aerospace applications.
Tough, resilient material designed for applications requiring maximum abrasion resistance and high tensile strength. Urethane combines the toughness of metal with the elasticity of rubber. Parts made from urethane elastomers often outwear rubber, wood and metals 20 to 1. Other characteristics include extremely high flex-life, high load-bearing capacity and outstanding resistance to weather, ozone, radiation, oil, gasoline and most solvents.
PC provides outstanding shock and impact resistance, along with good weathering and chemical resistance. It also has excellent clarity and dimensional stability. PC is great for site glasses, lenses and machine guards.
Also known as plexiglass, acrylic has excellent resistance to most chemicals, including solutions of inorganic alkalis and acids such as ammonia and sulfuric acid, and aliphatic hydrocarbons such as hexane, octane and VM&P naphtha. It is attacked by chemicals such as gasoline, alcohol, toluene, turpentine, phenols, ketones and ethers.
Our matting is available in a variety of cross-sections in both rubber and thermo-plastic formulations. A few of the potential applications for matting include surface protection, floor mats, and shelf liners.Nott Company inventories low, high and ultra-high densities of polyethylene. PE has excellent solvent resistance and UHMW-PE (ultra-high molecular weight) meets FDA requirements for direct food-contact applications. UHMW-PE will not encourage growth of bacteria or fungus, is self-lubricating, and has extremely high abrasion-resistant properties. Some applications include friction washers, rollers, gears, guides, wear bars, chute liners and foot cutting boards. PE’s maximum continuous operating temperature is 180°F and the thicknesses that are available range from 0.003” to 6.0”.
Also called PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Dacron™, Mylar™, Mellinex™, etc. Polyester is very strong with a good balance of physical, chemical properties. Outstanding dielectric strength for electrical insulation. Thicknesses available from 0.0005” to 0.020”.
Polypropylene (Formex™ is a PP)
PP is an economical plastic that is tough, rigid and has excellent abrasion resistance with an outstanding flex life. It offers a combination of very good physical, chemical, mechanical, thermal and electrical properties not found in many other thermoplastics. Some applications include electrical insulators, cutting pads, pump housings, etc.
Nylon is abrasion, heat, and chemical resistant and tough over a wide range of temperatures. It can be fiberglass or MDS filled. It has high tensile strength, giving it a high strength/weight ratio. It is often described as the workhorse of the mechanical or engineering plastics family of products. It also has a low friction coefficient.
(Family of nylons, including Nomex® and Kevlar®. Kevlar® is a polyamide.)
Aramid fibers are a heat- and flame-resistant fiber that can be manufactured into electrical insulation, industrial filters and protective clothing. This product is used across a diverse range of applications, from transformer insulation to firefighter clothing. It is available from .003″ to .030″ thick.