Engineering Plastics 2018-06-13T12:10:50+00:00

Engineering Plastics

Engineering plastics, also called construction plastics, can be used for the most demanding applications in terms of mechanical strength, heat resistance and resistance to chemical attack. In the so-called plastics pyramid, they are therefore higher than standard plastics such as PE, PE and PVC, but still below the high-performance plastics. In many cases, engineering plastics are an excellent alternative to metals, glass or even ceramics. With function-integrated design and construction as well as sophisticated production methods, customized compounds can be used for realizing high-quality and cost-efficient components. They therefore offer a unique potential for innovation in a wide variety of applications such as automotive and industrial, renewable energy, medical technology and transport. Compounding with its specific possibilities is often the key to achieving the necessary material properties.

Buss technology is suitable for the following applications

Polyamide Compounds

Polyamide (PA) or Nylon based compounds belong to the technical plastics sector, often known as Engineering Plastics due to their main strengths and respective applications: technical components for stringent mechanical and thermal requirements, with good resistance to aggressive chemicals and demanding environments.

Polycarbonate Compounds

Polycarbonate (PC) based compounds belong to the technical plastics sector, often known as Engineering Plastics due to their main strengths and respective applications: technical components with excellent impact strength over a wide range of continuous operating temperatures whose excellent transparency enables widespread optical and data medium applications. PC based compounds are also a preferred construction material due to their good flame retardant properties.

PBT and PET Compounds

PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) and PBT (Polybutylene terephthalate) polymers belong to the polyesters family. PET can be in the form of an amorphous moulding compound (PET-A) or a semicrystalline material (PET-C). PBT is considered to be partially crystalline. Both PET and PBT are thermoplastics and produced by polycondensation. They belong to the group of technical synthetics, often called engineering plastics.