Amorphous Plastics

Typically transparent and for structural applications, amorphous materials soften over a wide temperature range and are easy to thermoform

General Characteristics of Amorphous Plastics

  • Softens over a wide temperature range
  • Easy to thermoform
  • Transparent
  • 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.