Curbell Plastics supplies plastic sheet, rod, tubing, film, and fabricated plastic parts that are engineered to perform in demanding scientific and analytical equipment applications. Our high performance plastics are available in formulations that have the following characteristics.
Typical applications for plastics in scientific and analytical equipment include:
- Accelerator components
- Animal cages
- Bearings and bushings
- Centrifuge parts
- Chromatography parts
- Cryogenic equipment components
- Electrical insulators
- Electrophoresis equipment parts
- Flow meters
- Fume hoods
- Glove boxes
- Guards and windows
- Mass spectrometer components
- Microfluidics components
- NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) components
- Sample holders
- Sensor components
- Ultrasonic transducer parts
- Valve seats and seals
Plastic Materials Typically used in Scientific Test, and Process Control Instrumentation
Acrylic – Transparent plastic for manifolds, splash guards, and windows.
Delrin®/Acetal – Engineering plastic with low friction, good chemical resistance, and outstanding machining characteristics.
Fluoropolymers (PTFE, PVDF, FEP, PFA, ETFE, ECTFE, and PCTFE) – Plastics with high operating temperatures, purity, stain resistance, and radiation resistance.
G-10/FR-4 Glass Epoxy – Rigid and strong composite material with outstanding dimensional stability.
KYDEX® Thermoplastics – Thermoformable plastic sheet for equipment housings.
PEEK – High performance polymer that can be used at high and low temperatures. Excellent chemical resistance, stain resistance, and radiation resistance. Friction and wear grades have outstanding wear performance.
Polycarbonate – Tough, transparent plastics for machine guards and windows.
Polypropylene – Low cost machinable plastics with excellent chemical resistance. Easy to weld into benches and cabinets.
PVC – Chemically resistant plastic that is easy to fabricate and weld. Can be bonded with adhesives and solvent cements. Used for fume hoods, fluid handling systems, cabinets, and benches.
Torlon® PAI – Strong and stiff high performance polymer that can be used at elevated temperatures. Bearing grades have excellent friction and wear characteristics.
Ultem® PEI – Strong, stiff engineering plastic with outstanding electrical insulating properties. Good resistance to autoclave sterilization. Can be used at elevated temperatures.
DuPont™ Vespel® Polyimide – High performance polymer with excellent sealing characteristics. Can be used in extreme temperature environments. Friction and wear grades have outstanding wear properties.
Fabrication and Machining Services
Take advantage of our plastic fabrication and machining services to save time and money on plastic parts. Utilizing in-house capabilities and partnering with fabrication specialists we provide customers with reliable fabrication solutions, machined parts and cut-to-size materials for any application.
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