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.
Absylux Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a very good and economical all-purpose product exhibiting excellent dimensional stability, especially as compression molded (a proprietary Westlake Plastics Process). ABS is an excellent option in applications, such as pump housings, where high temperature resistance is not required.
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, is ideal for static discharge in electronic applications that require no sloughing from carbon powder third body transfer.
tock 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.
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.
omalux Polyoxymethylene (POMC) is a high-performance acetal copolymer most commonly used in engineering thermoplastic for a wide range of applications. Its good chemical, high-temperature, and ability to withstand load and friction attributes are attractive to the food processing industry and others.
Pomalux SD-A is non-carbon-filled, permanently static-dissipative 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 third body carbon transfer cannot be accepted.
Propylux CN-P is a conductive polypropylene. It is a carbon powder filled, lightweight material with good chemical resistance, has low water absorption. As it contains carbon powder for efficacy, it is not considered ideal for clean room environments. Propylux is approximately 30% lighter weight than Pomalux.
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 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 unique crystalline thermoplastic known to have the lowest density of any commercial grade polymer available at 0.82 g/cc. Its typical color is a semi-opaque milky white, however Westlake Plastics can now offer this material in transparent grade in thinner gauges.
Zelux CN-P is a conductive Polycarbonate (PC). It is a carbon powder-filled polycarbonate with surface resistivity dry (105 – 107 ohm/sq.). Zelux CN-P has low outgassing properties, high flexural strength and good thermal stability to 270F. CN-P is UL94 V-0 rated at .030″ and is thermoformable.
Zelux M is a Machine grade Polycarbonate (PC). Zelux M is a transparent engineering thermoplastic with excellent dimensional stability, strength, and rigidity, with service temperatures up to 250F. This material has good insulating properties and is flame resistant. Zelux is easy to fabricate, paint, and glue.