Whether you’re designing to electrically insulate components from one another or protect sensitive devises from the damaging effects of electrostatic discharge, Westlake Plastics provides Engineers with polymers solutions for their most challenging electrical applications. While thermoplastics are typically insulators, Westlake has developed several products to offer static dissipative and conductive properties.
Absylux FR is Flame Retardant Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). The material is economical all-purpose fire-retardant product exhibiting excellent dimensional stability, especially as compression molded (a proprietary Westlake Plastics Process). The material is UL 94V0 capable down to 0.625 in thick.
Stock shapes extruded from Ardel®resin are specifically formulated to endure the damaging effects of UV light. When exposed to UV light, the material undergoes a molecular change resulting in the formation of a protective layer that essentially serves as a UV stabilizer. This inherent UV stability combined with superior retention of optical and mechanical properties make polyarylate an ideal choice for any application where weathering effects could pose a problem.
Arolux Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) is a high performance semi-crystalline thermoplastic with continuous service temperatures up to 240°C. It offers high surface hardness and rigidity, very good chemical and oxidation resistance, very low water absorption, and is inherently flame-resistant (UL 94: V-0). PPS is a popular choice for structural applications in demanding chemical environments at elevated temperatures.
Cylux C Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) is a unique material combining transparency/optical clarity with chemical resistance and low moisture absorption. This product also is compliant to a number of regulatory standards which makes it ideal as an option for use in the medical devices and food process industries.
Cylux P Cyclic Olefin Homopolymer (COP) is a unique material combining transparency/optical clarity with chemical resistance and low moisture absorption. This product also is compliant to a number of regulatory standards which makes it ideal as an option for use in the medical devices and food process industries.
Norylux modified Poly Phenylene Oxide (PPO) is a high strength amorphous engineering thermoplastic offers outstanding mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties along with low moisture absorption and low thermal expansion. Westlake Plastics extrudes and compression molds unfilled and flame-retardant products and compression molds glass reinforced and glass/mineral filled products.
Pomalux Polyoxymethylene (POMC) is a high-performance acetal copolymer used for a wide range of applications. Pomalux has good chemical and high-temperature resistance. Pomalux has good wear resistance and low frictional characteristics. Pomalux a good candidate for a wide range of structural and mechanical components that carry or transmit loads in dry or wet environments.
Pomalux SD-A is non-carbon-filled, permanently antistatic acetal co-polymer, which is non-migratory and non-humidity dependent. Natural in color, this material offers enhanced lubricity, provides superior wear resistance, and ease of machining. Exhibiting low outgassing and non-sloughing characteristics, it is optimal for applications where carbon sloughing cannot be accepted.
Tempalux Polyetherimide (PEI) is an amorphous material offering a combination of useful characteristics, including high dielectric strength, high strength at elevated temperatures (up to 180C for extended periods of time), high modulus, and broad chemical resistance. Tempalux is inherently flame resistant with low smoke emission. The material displays property retention and resistance to environmental stress cracking when exposed to a wide variety of chemicals.
Tempalux GF20 is a 20% glass reinforced amorphous Polyetherimide (PEI) polymer, which offers a combination of useful characteristics, including high dielectric strength, high strength at elevated temperatures, high modulus, and broad chemical resistance. Glass fiber reinforcement provides Tempalux GF20 with improved tensile strength, stiffness and improves dimensional stability.
Tempalux GF30 is a 30% glass reinforced amorphous Polyetherimide (PEI) polymer. Tempalux offers a combination of useful characteristics, including high dielectric strength, high strength at elevated temperatures, high modulus, and broad chemical resistance. Glass fiber reinforcement provides Tempalux GF30 with improved tensile strength, stiffness and improves dimensional stability.
Thermalux Polyethersulfone (PESU) An amber colored, semi-transparent, high performance engineering thermoplastic that combines good chemical resistance with a high heat deflection temperature (204°C / 399°F), making it a good fit for food service applications. This resin is also inherently flame retardant for use in electronic components and testing devices.
Thermalux Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) is a high performance engineering thermoplastic that offers a superior combination of high performance properties that include excellent thermal stability (HDT of 207°C / 405°F), outstanding toughness, and good environmental stress cracking resistance.
Thermalux Polysulfone (PSU) is an amber colored, semi-transparent, heat-resistant, high performance engineering thermoplastic that offers higher heat resistance and better hydrolytic stability than polycarbonate (PC). It retains its good mechanical properties when exposed to steam and other sterilization techniques.
Zelux CN-P is a conductive Polycarbonate (PC) utilizing carbon powder with surface resistivity dry 105 – 107 ohm/sq.. Zelux CN-P has low outgassing properties, high flexural strength and good thermal stability to 270°F. CN-P is UL94 V-0 rated at 0.030″ and is thermoformable in thinner gauges (0.010" – 0.060") and is easily machined.
Absylux is Westlake Plastics’ family of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). Absylux is an economical all-purpose engineering plastic exhibiting good dimensional stability, impact strength, and stiffness. Absylux is a popular choice for prototyping parts where low volumes and easy machining are required. Absylux can also be painted and is easy to bond with adhesives. Absylux is FDA Compliant in natural (beige) and black for food applications.
Propylux SD-A is non-carbon-filled, permanently anti-static polypropylene (PP). Propylux SD-A exhibits extremely low out-gassing, is non-sloughing, and acceptable for use in clean room environments. In addition, it is light weight, weldable, easily machined, and available in natural, camel, and black colors.
Propylux CN-F is conductive polypropylene containing non-sloughing, carbon fiber with surface resisitivity of 102 – 106 ohms/sq. The product offers good chemical resistance, high strength and stiffness, and good temperature resistance to 250°F. This material is light weight, easily machined and fabricated.