materials

Thanks to its experience in the development of technical articles and industrial and design parts and products for a number of different sectors, Nuova General Plast uses a vast range of thermoplastic polymers for specific applications.

Consultancy on polymer selection is part of the Nuova General Plast service, provided by virtue of its in-depth know-how, qualified personnel and fruitful collaboration with suppliers.

Polymers are selected in the most suitable formulation for the application in question, starting from an evaluation of the polymer base followed by analysis of suitable reinforcers, fillers and functional additives, including: spheres, short and long glass fibres, mineral fillers, molybdenum disulfide, silicone, PTFE, carbon fibres, stainless steel fibres, graphite, magnets, phosphorus and anti-static, anti-UV and self-extinguishing agents, among others.

To ensure customers always get the best results, the polymer selection, management and transformation stages adhere to a technical-scientific approach: from analysis during the mould design stage, to the preparation of specific construction criteria, up to compliance with requirements concerning drying, dehumidification, post-conditioning, times/temperatures.

Polymers used and experimented:

Base polymers:

  • PP: Polypropylene
  • HDPE LDPE LLDPE: High, Low and Linear Low Density Polyethylenes
  • EVA: Ethylene-vinyl acetate
  • PS SAN: Polystyrene, Styrene acrylonitrile resin
  • ABS SBC: Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, Styrene-butadiene copolymers

Thermoplastic elastomers - TPE:

  • TPV: Thermoplastic vulcanizates
  • TPC-ET: Thermoplastic polyester elastomer
  • SBS: Styrene block copolymer Styrene-butadiene-styrene
  • SEBS: Styrene block copolymer Styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene
  • PP-EPDM: Polyolefin matrix + Elastomeric phase

Technopolymers:

  • PC PC/ABS: Polycarbonate, PC/ABS Blend
  • PMMA: Polymethyl methacrylate
  • PVC: Polyvinyl chloride
  • POM: Polyoxymethylene
  • PPO: Polyphenylene oxide
  • PA 6 / 66 / 6-66: Polyamide 6 / 66 / 6-66
  • PA 11 / 12 / 24 / 46: Polyamide 11 / 12 / 24 / 46

High performance polymers:

  • PARA PA MXD6: Polyarylamide - PA Partially Aromatic
  • PA PACM 12: Microcrystalline polyamide
  • PPA: Polyphthalamide
  • PSU: Polysulfone
  • PBT: Polybutylene terephthalate
  • PET: Polyethylene terephthalate
  • PPS: Polyphenylene sulfide
  • TPU: Thermoplastic polyurethane
  • PEEK: Polyetheretherketone
  • LCP: Liquid-crystal polymer
  • PAR: Polyarylate
  • PVDF: Polyvinylidene fluoride
  • PEI: Polyetherimide
  • PAI: Polyamideimide
  • UHMW-PE: Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene

Special and innovative polymers:

  • PLA: Polylactide - Biopolymer from renewable sources
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