General Characteristics of Semi-Crystalline Plastics:
- Sharp melting point
- Difficult to thermoform
- Good chemical resistance
- Difficult to bond using adhesives or solvents
- Resistant to stress cracking
- Good fatigue resistance
- Good for bearing and wear (as well as structural applications)
Semi-crystalline 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.