General Characteristics of Amorphous Plastics
- Softens over a wide temperature range
- Easy to thermoform
- Poor chemical resistance
- Bonds well using adhesives or solvents
- Prone to stress cracking
- Poor fatigue resistance
- Structural applications only (not suitable for bearing and wear)
Amorphous plastics can be considered for a variety of applications. Selecting a plastic material for use in a high temperature environment requires careful review of material properties data.
View our interactive Thermoplastics Triangle to compare materials.