Made from a broad range of resins, Westlake Plastics extruded and compression molded sheet can be run at various thicknesses and trimmed to size to meet your application requirements. Material stability, sheet size, yield versus cost, and surface finish are all factors to consider when choosing extrusion versus compression molded sheets. (from 0.250” to 6” thick depending on the material)
Absylux Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is an economical all-purpose product exhibiting excellent dimensional stability, especially as compression molded (a proprietary Westlake Plastics process). ABS is an excellent option for structural low temperature applications and prototyping parts where low volumes and easy machining are required. It can also be painted and is easy to bond with adhesives.
Absylux CN-P is a carbon-filled Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) offering excellent value by combining a high degree of surface and volume conductivity with excellent dimensional stability. This material is considered where protection is needed for highly sensitive electronic circuitry or to minimize static discharge or in flammable environments where static discharge or arcing could cause a fire or explosion.
Absylux FR is Flame Retardant Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). Absylux is an economical all-purpose fire-retardant product (UL 94V0 capable down to 0.625” thick) exhibiting excellent dimensional stability for structural low temperature applications, prototyping parts where low volumes and easy machining are required. It can also be painted and is easy to bond with adhesives.
Absylux SD-A is a Static Dissipative Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). The material is a non-carbon filled product, available in both natural and black color. It is ideal for protection against static discharge in electronic applications where contamination from potential sloughing of carbon powder would be a concern.
Stock shapes extruded from Ardel Polyarylate (PAR) resin are specifically formulated to endure the damaging effects of UV light. When exposed to UV light, this unique material undergoes a molecular rearrangement resulting in the formation of a protective layer essentially serves as a UV stabilizer.
Arolux Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) is a high performance semi-crystalline thermoplastic with continuous service temperatures up to 240°C, high hardness and rigidity, very good chemical and oxidation, very low water absorption, low creep (even at elevated temperatures) and inherent flame-retardant (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.
Ethylux Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is a semi crystalline polyolefin with a lower density and a higher degree of ductility than Ultra Ethylux/HDPE. Ethylux Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) has excellent chemical resistance and low moisture absorption properties. Ethylux Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is a good candidate for chemical environments, food processing and packaging applications.
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.
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.
Propylux HS shapes are Heat-Stabilized materials made from FDA, USP VI complaint polypropylene resin. Its broad chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, hydrolysis resistance and toughness make it ideal for medical and life science applications. Suitable sterilization methods include steam autoclaving, EtO gas, and cold sterilization. Product is fully lot traceable.
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 VF is manufactured as a void-free polypropylene (PP) copolymer, having a wide range of usage from chemical resistant manifold applications to machined pump housings. Highly chemically resistant, all Propylux VF sheet and rod products are 100% ultrasonically tested and guaranteed to be free of voids or porosity.
Westlake’s Radel® WM stock shapes are made exclusively from Solvay’s Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU). Its regulatory compliance profile, and lot traceability make it ideal for use in medical and life science applications. Sterilization methods include EtO gas, radiation, steam autoclaving, dry heat, and cold sterilization.
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.
Tempalux WM is Westlake Plastics’ medical grade of polyetherimide (PEI). This material is FDA, USP VI and ISO-10993 compliant. Its regulatory compliance profile and lot traceability make it ideal for use in medical and life science applications. Sterilization methods include EtO gas, radiation, steam autoclaving, dry heat and cold sterilization.
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.
TPX Polymethylpentene (PMP) is a crystalline thermoplastic offering a unique combination of a very low-density value (0.82 g/cc), permeability, heat resistance and releasability (very low surface tension). TPX has outstanding low-dielectric properties which makes it an excellent candidate for high-frequency applications. TPX is an excellent choice for items that require steam sterilization.
Ultra Ethylux High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is one of the most widely utilized thermoplastics due to its relative low cost, weight/density, and range of properties. Although not recommended for high load, Westlake Plastics offers a normalized grade which enhances stress relief characteristics for applications requiring more extensive machining.
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.
Zelux GS is extruded with polycarbonate resin designed for gamma and e-beam sterilization. Product exhibits excellent impact resistance and good strength and stiffness up to 120°C. The polycarbonate resin meets the requirements of USP VI and ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards. Suitable sterilization methods include gamma, e-beam, EtO, and limited cycle autoclaving. Extruded product is fully lot traceable.
Zelux W is a Window grade Polycarbonate (PC) that is optically clear with excellent dimensional stability, toughness, good strength, and stiffness with service temperatures up to 250°F. Zelux W is often used for structural applications when clarity and impact strength are essential including lenses, manifolds, sight glass, and machine guards.