Plastics are organic polymers that can be deformed until a desired shape is obtained through extrusion, molding or threading. Plastics are distinguished for their high resistance/density relation, excellent thermal and electrical isolation properties and good resistance to acids, alkali and solvents. Our most featured plastics are:
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a thermoplastic polymer, highly versatile given that it can be seen in a rigid or flexible form when mixed with plasticizers or stabilizers.
- • It can be flexible or rigid.
- • Low density material.
- • God dimensional stability.
- • Average environmental resistance.
- • High abrasion resistance.
- • Good mechanical and impact resistance.
- • Stable and inert material.
- • Good lifespan for rigid form and medium lifespan for flexible form.
Market and applications
Due to its properties, several products are manufactured in PVC for many different sectors:
- Construction: water piping, window framing, plinth profiling and flooring.
- Electrical: wire isolation, channelings.
- Medical: catheters, blood bags.
- Muy durable en los rígidos y mediano en flexibles.
PS - Polystyrene
Polystyrene (PS) is a thermoplastic polymer that is obtained from styrene polymerization.
Types of Polystyrene:
- Crystal Polystyrene, General Usage (GPPS): It is solid, colorless, rigid, and fragile. It has limited flexibility. Usage: food packaging, cosmetics, etc.
- Expanded Polystyrene (EPS): It contains gas bubbles that diminish its density. Usage: packaging of fragile products and isolator.
- High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS): Under a Crystal Polystyrene template it contains disperse microscopic rubber particles, specially polybutadiene and acrylonitrile. It is dull, stronger, with a low breakage level and able to support more violent impacts without breaking. Usage: Construction and Industry compounds.