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Plastic

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.

Features

  • • 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.
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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.
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