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Sheets, Rods & Tubes

Polypropylene

  • Excellent chemical resistance to most acids, alkalines and many solvents
  • Handles temperatures up to 93 C / 200 F
  • Resistence to chemical stress cracking, abrasion
  • Easily cut and shaped

Sheet

Sheet Thickness Standard Width Standard Length Colours
1/4" - 1/2" 48" 48" - 96" White, Natural, Black, Blue

Rods & Tube

Type Diameter
PP Rod 1/4" - 20"
PP Bars Up to 22"
PP Flexible Tubing .170" - 2"
PP Welding Rods 1/8" - 3/16"

Polycarbonate

  • Polycarbonate sheet is a UV stabilized polycarbonate product featuring outstanding impact strength and superior dimensional stability
  • Cost effective in a wide range of industrial glazing, design, and structural applications, and thermoformed and fabricated components
  • FDA approved grades available

Sheet

Product Series Thickness Standard Width Standard Length Colours
Makrolon GP .030" - .500" 48" 48" - 96" Clear, Bronze, Grey, Black
Makrolon GP Textures .118" - .220" 48" 96" Clear
Makrolon FD .236" 48" 96" Clear
Makrolon UV .118" - .500" 48", 60", 72" 96" Bronze, Clear, Gray, Green, Dark Gray
Makrolon AR .060", .118" - .500" 48", 60", 72" 96" Bronze, Clear, Gray, Green, Dark Gray
Architectural Multiwall Sheet 4mm - 16mm 48" 96" Clear, Ice, Bronze
Other Series Available

Rods & Tube

Type Diameter Colour
Rod (large diameter) 8" - 12" Various Colours
Tube 1/4" - 8" Clear

Polyethylene

The major advantages of polyethylenes are light weight, excellent chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, good impact strength, excellent low temperature properties, superb dielectric properties and low coefficient of friction. Unmodified polyethylenes can be produced from resins which are approved for food applications.

HDPE Sheet

Sheet Thickness Standard Width Standard Length Colours
1/16" - 3" 48", 96" 96", 120" Black, Natural, Yellow, Green, Gold

Rods & Tube

Type Diameter
LDPE Rod 1/4" - 16"
HDPE Rod 1/4" - 20"
LDPE/HDPE Bars Up to 22"
LDPE/HDPE Flexible Tubing .170" - 2"
LDPE/HDPE Welding Rods 1/8" - 3/16"

Acrylic

Acrylic products are characterized by their outstanding weather resistance, superior impact strength and high optical quality.

Sheet

Product Series Thickness Standard Width Standard Length Colours
Acrylite FF .118" to .944" 48", 60", 72" 72", 96" Black, white, glass green and colorless plus hundreds of colors with varying degrees of light transmittance
Acrylite GP .060" to 2.00" 48", 72" 96", 120" Colorless, colors (transparent, translucent & opaque) and custom colors
Lucite 1/16" to 3/8" 48", 60", 72" 72", 96", 100", 120" Bronze, White
Optix .125" 48" 96" Colorless, colors (transparent, translucent & opaque) and custom colors
Plexiglas .060", .118" - .500" 48", 60", 72" 96", 120" Colorless, colors (transparent, translucent & opaque) and custom colors
Polycast 1/16-1/2, 5/8-1 ¼ 36", 48", 60", 72" 72", 96" Custom colors and matches available upon request.
Chemcast

Rods & Tube

Type Diameter Colour Texture
Rod 1/16" - 3" Various Colours, Clear Textures
Half Round Rod 1/2" - 1" Various Colours, Clear
Square Rod 1/8" - 1"
Triangular Rod 1/8" - 1"
Rectangular Rod 1/8" - 3/4"
Round Tube 1/4" - 12" Various Colours, Clear Ribbed and Textures
Square Tube 1/4" I.D. - 2" O.D.

PVC + Vinyl

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a thermoplastic material having outstanding corrosion resistance, excellent electric insulating properties and good mechanical strength. The properties of the material can be varied by the addition of fillers, plasticizers, stabilizers and colourants. The material most commonly used in electrical and chemical industries is unplasticized since plasticizers affect adversely chemical and electrical properties. It is a dark grey colour and available in basic shapes such as sheets, rods, hollow bars, pipes and specialty profiles. PVC materials are easily cemented and welded using hot air.

Sheet

Colours Sheet Thickness Standard Width Standard Length
Light Grey, Dark Grey, White 1/32" - 4" 48" 96", 120"
Clear 1/8" - 1/2" 48" 96"
Black Flexible PVC Tank Lining 1/8", 5/8" 48" 60', 150'

Rods

Type Diameter
Rod 1/4" - 12"
Welding Rod 1/8" - 3-16"

Mechanical Plastics

Series Description
Nylon Long-chain polymeric amides - toughness, strength, abrasion and fatigue resistance, low coefficient of friction, resiliency and heat resistance
Acetal Polymerred formaldehyde - great strength, stiffness and toughness. It is characterized by a low co-efficient of friction and good bearing characteristics.
UHMW Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene - Frictional wear on unlubricated surfaces in contact with UHMW is less than with any other plastic
Tivar 88 Premium grade UHMW. A special low coefficient of friction, excellent shock strength and high abrasion and corrosion resistance help solve material flow, abrasion and corrosion problems.

Specialty High Performance Materials

Series Description
Peek Polyether ether ketone
PTFE/Teflon Polytetrafluoroethylene, Broad chemical resistance, Thermal performance to 500F (260C)
Torlon Polyamide-imide
Vespel Vespel® products are made from a variety of materials (polyimides, thermoplastics, composites and chemically-resistant polymers)
Fluorosint Fluorosint enhanced PTFE
PPS Polyphenylene sulfide
Tefzel Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene
Phenolic Hard, dense material made by applying heat and pressure to layers of paper or glass cloth impregnated with synthetic resin

Ask about Sheet & Fabrication

Due to the nature of custom fabrication, getting us involved early in your project will save you both time and money. We request that clients submit a CAD drawing or equivalent to ensure the most accurate pricing and production time. Contact our sales team today to get your solutions started.

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