Plastic materials

Kunststoffpyramide - Preis und Eigenschaften

Advantages of plastics

More advantages of plastics compared to many other materials are:

High resistance to wear and tear

Better sliding capability

Electrical insulation

Stability to chemicals


Shock absorption

Low weight

Favourable processing and material costs

High variability of the specific characteristics

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malleability, hardness, elasticity, breaking strength, chemical-, temperature-, heat resistance

Since a while plastic materials have become more and more important in all industries because of their characteristic profile.
Compared to metal materials, their inner composition is basically different which is the reason for the lower mechanical and thermical stability.

Plastic materials have one extraordinary property: by choosing different basic materials and processing ways and by adding additives, their technical characteristics like plasticity, durability, elasticity, rupture strength as well as thermical and chemical resistance can be diversified in a wide range.

Issues that argue for the use of modern plastics are the essentially lower weight and the excellent processing qualities in comparison to other materials like metals or ceramics.

PVC Behälter Standardkunststoff

Standard plastics

PVC (Polyvinylchloride), PE (Polyethylene), PP (Polypropylene), PMMA (Polymethylmethacrylate, Plexiglas)


technische Kunststoff

Technical plastics

POM (Polyoxymethylene), PA (Polyamide), PC (Polycarbonate)


High-performance plastics

PVDF (Polyvinylidene fluoride), PTFE (Polytetrafluore ethylene), PPS / PPSU (Polysulfones), PEEK (Polyether etherketone)