Westlake uses our advanced technologies to convert the following thermoplastic resins into stock shapes and film. If you need a different polymer, contact us to discuss a product development. We can facilitate your success by customizing a high performance shape that meets your application’s critical needs.
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. Westlake Plastics' proprietary compression molding process provides better dimensional stability and resistance to warpage during machining compared to other extruded ABS sheet products in the marketplace.
Ardel Polyarylate (PAR) is formulated to endure the damaging effects of UV light. When exposed to UV light, this unique transparent material undergoes a molecular rearrangement resulting in the formation of a protective layer essentially serving as a UV stabilizer. This inherent UV stability combined with superior retention of optical and mechanical properties and high heat resistance make polyarylate an ideal choice for any applications where weathering effects could pose a problem.
Cylux Cyclic Olefin materials combine glass-like transparency with excellent electrical properties, good resistance to polar solvents, low moisture absorption and low water vapor permeability. Cylux offers a better balance of optical and mechanical properties versus other transparent plastics and is an excellent substitute for glass in optical parts where shatter resistance and dimensional stability are critical, such as lenses. Cylux C meets numerous regulatory standards making it suitable for laboratory, diagnostic, medical and food processing applications. Cylux C can undergo sterilization by gamma radiation and ethylene oxide.
Ethylux is Westlake Plastics’ family of polyethylene products (PE). Ethylux LDPE and Ultra-Ethylux HDPE are cost-effective material options for a variety of end uses where chemical resistance and practical toughness are important. Both LDPE and HDPE offer low coefficients of friction and moderate levels of wear resistance.
Lennite is Westlake Plastics’ family of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene products (GUR® UHMW-PE powder). This semi-crystalline, opaque white thermoplastic is known for its excellent abrasion and wear resistance and low coefficient of friction (COF). Westlake Plastics ram-extrudes Lennite specifically for use in orthopedic implant applications.
Norylux is Westlake Plastics’ family of Poly Phenylene Oxide (PPO). This high strength amorphous engineering thermoplastic offers outstanding mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties along with low moisture absorption and low thermal expansion, making it one of the most dimensionally stable thermoplastics available.
Propylux is Westlake Plastic’ family of polypropylene resins. This semi-crystalline, opaque off-white thermoplastic offers broad chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, hydrolysis resistance, and toughness. Westlake Plastics manufactures Propylux across several product sub-families including Propylux VF, Propylux HS, Propylux HS2, Propylux SD-A, Propylux CN-P and Proplyux CN-F.
Westlake’s Radel stock shapes are made exclusively from Solvay’s Radel Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU). This transparent, amorphous thermoplastic material exhibits toughness, strength, and stiffness over a broad range of end-use temperatures from -40°C to 204°C (-40°F to 400°F). Radel exhibits resistance to a wide range of chemicals and offers good hydrolytic stability.
Stryon is Westlake Plastics’ family of polystryene (PS). Polystyrene is a versatile material used to make a wide variety of consumer products. Stryon CL is a transparent material with good stiffness and strength. Stryon HI is the high-impact (HIPS) version that is opaque and used to make components for use in appliances, electronics, automobile parts, and toys.
Tempalux is Westlake Plastics’ family of Polyetherimide (PEI) materials. Tempalux is an amorphous material offering high dielectric strength, high strength and stiffness at elevated temperatures (up to 180°C for extended periods of time), high modulus, and broad chemical resistance. Tempalux has excellent dimensional stability (low creep and low CLTE) with good resistance to a broad range of chemicals such as automotive fluids, fully halogenated hydrocarbons, alcohols and aqueous solutions. Tempalux has inherent flame retardancy with low smoke generation, meeting ABD, FAR and NBS. Tempalux is FDA and EU compliant for food contacting applications.
Thermalux is Westlake’s family of sulfone polymers. These amorphous thermoplastics are known for their toughness and stability at broad range of end-use temperatures from -40°C to 204°C (-40°F to 400°F). Three types of Thermalux are commercially available: polysulfone (PSU), polyethersulfone (PESU), and polyphenylsulfone (PPSU).
Zelux is Westlake Plastics’ family of Polycarbonate (PC) materials. Zelux is a transparent thermoplastic offering excellent impact resistance, dimensional stability, strength, and rigidity, with service temperatures up to 250°F. Westlake offers standard machine and window grades. Additionally, we have developed grades for Life Science applications and grades to meet specific dielectric requirements.