Low Temperature

Plastics for low temperature environments

A number of plastics offer low temperature properties for cold and extreme cold cryogenic environments. These low temperature plastics are a good fit for a variety of applications. Devices that must operate in cold temperatures are often made from tough, durable plastics such as UHMW (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene), which maintains its toughness in cold environments.

Cryogenic seals are frequently manufactured from PEEK and DuPont™ Vespel® since these polymers have moderate modulus at low temperatures. Low friction grades such as DuPont™ Vespel® SP-21 and TECAPEEK® PVX allow for low actuation torque when used in valves and regulators with low service temperatures.

Linen-Phenolics

CE Canvas Phenolic

Electrical grade phenolic sheet material with cotton canvas reinforcement.

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DuPont™ Vespel® Polyimide

Extremely high temperature creep resistant plastic with excellent friction and wear characteristics.

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ECTFE

Fluoropolymer with outstanding mechanical properties and dimensional stability.

ETFE in varying shapes and sizes displayed next to one another

ETFE

Plastic material with excellent mechanical strength, stiffness, and abrasion resistance.

fep-group-natural

FEP

Flexible fluoropolymer with outstanding chemical resistance and electrical properties.

FR4-G10-Glass-Filled

G10/FR-4 Glass Epoxy

Glass/epoxy composite material with outstanding electrical properties.

GPO-3-sheet

GPO-3 Thermoset

A glass reinforced thermoset polyester material with excellent mechanical and electrical properties.

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HDPE

Durable, versatile, low cost, abrasion and chemically resistant plastic material.

ldpe-sheet-natural

LDPE

Soft, flexible, lightweight plastic material that is easy to fabricate and form.

Linen-Phenolics

LE Linen Phenolic

A composite sheet material that consists of electrical grade phenolic resin impregnated into layers of linen fabric.

PAI-sheet-rod

PAI

Extremely stong, stiff, dimensionally stable plastic material often used in elevated temperature environments.

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PCTFE

Fluoropolymer with outstanding dimensional stability, mechanical properties, and temperature range.

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PEEK

Strong, stiff plastic with outstanding chemical resistance; performs over a wide range of temperatures.

pfa-group-white

PFA

Flexible fluoropolymer that performs well in extreme temperature and harsh chemical environments.

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Polycarbonate

Transparent, strong and stiff thermoplastic with outstanding impact resistance.

two stacked sheets of white polypropylene

Polypropylene

Low cost, chemical resistant plastic with excellent aesthetic qualities.

ptfe-group-white

PTFE

Low friction engineering plastic with outstanding chemical, high temperature, and weathering resistance.

pvdf-sheet-natural

PVDF

High purity engineering plastic with excellent chemical, abrasion, and flame resistance.

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UHMW

Extremely tough abrasion resistant, low cost plastic, used for a wide range of wear applications.

Linen-Phenolics

CE Canvas Phenolic

Electrical grade phenolic sheet material with cotton canvas reinforcement.

vespel-plaque-rod

DuPont™ Vespel® Polyimide

Extremely high temperature creep resistant plastic with excellent friction and wear characteristics.

ectfe-halar-rod

ECTFE

Fluoropolymer with outstanding mechanical properties and dimensional stability.

ETFE in varying shapes and sizes displayed next to one another

ETFE

Plastic material with excellent mechanical strength, stiffness, and abrasion resistance.

fep-group-natural

FEP

Flexible fluoropolymer with outstanding chemical resistance and electrical properties.

FR4-G10-Glass-Filled

G10/FR-4 Glass Epoxy

Glass/epoxy composite material with outstanding electrical properties.

GPO-3-sheet

GPO-3 Thermoset

A glass reinforced thermoset polyester material with excellent mechanical and electrical properties.

hdpe-sheet-bw

HDPE

Durable, versatile, low cost, abrasion and chemically resistant plastic material.

ldpe-sheet-natural

LDPE

Soft, flexible, lightweight plastic material that is easy to fabricate and form.

Linen-Phenolics

LE Linen Phenolic

A composite sheet material that consists of electrical grade phenolic resin impregnated into layers of linen fabric.

PAI-sheet-rod

PAI

Extremely stong, stiff, dimensionally stable plastic material often used in elevated temperature environments.

pctfe-group-white

PCTFE

Fluoropolymer with outstanding dimensional stability, mechanical properties, and temperature range.

peek-sheet-rod

PEEK

Strong, stiff plastic with outstanding chemical resistance; performs over a wide range of temperatures.

pfa-group-white

PFA

Flexible fluoropolymer that performs well in extreme temperature and harsh chemical environments.

polycarbonate-sheet-clear

Polycarbonate

Transparent, strong and stiff thermoplastic with outstanding impact resistance.

two stacked sheets of white polypropylene

Polypropylene

Low cost, chemical resistant plastic with excellent aesthetic qualities.

ptfe-group-white

PTFE

Low friction engineering plastic with outstanding chemical, high temperature, and weathering resistance.

pvdf-sheet-natural

PVDF

High purity engineering plastic with excellent chemical, abrasion, and flame resistance.

uhmw-sheets-multicolor

UHMW

Extremely tough abrasion resistant, low cost plastic, used for a wide range of wear applications.

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