PLASTIC SHEET & ROD

We supply an extensive range of modern plastic materials in both sheet and rod. We currently hold over 600 tonnes of semi-finished sheet, rod, tube and profiles in stock and offer a next day delivery service where required, in most cases using our own transport fleet.

Working in partnership with carefully selected high quality suppliers who consistently extend the technical capabilities of plastics for specific purposes and conditions. These suppliers include:

Metzler |ER&GE | LIDA | Rochling | Simona | WKT | Beck | Hoka | Agru

Widely used in many different applications because of its excellent chemical resistance and operating temperature range of 0⁰C to 60⁰C.  It has a high tensile strength and is resistant to common industrial chemicals such as acids, bases and salt solutions.  PVC-U is free from toxic metals and is physiologically harmless for drinking water and foodstuff applications.

PP

This is a low density thermoplastic and combines mechanical strength, chemical resistance and thermal stability. It has an operating temperature range of  - 10⁰C to 90⁰C and is resistant to aqueous solutions of salts, acids and alkalis and to a large number of organic solvents.  Polypropylene is non-toxic and is suitable for potable water applications

PE

A low density thermoplastic  that combines mechanical strength excellent chemical resistance and thermal stability. With a large operating temperature range from  -40⁰C to 60⁰C and resistant to freezing makes it a very versatile material.  Polyethylene is UV resistant and can therefore be used in external applications without the need for further protection.

Polyvinylidene Fluoride

Having the widest range of applications PVDF is extensively used throughout the chemical industry in fabricated tanks and linings.  It is flame retardant, resistant to UV degradation and has outstanding chemical resistance to organic and inorganic acids.  With the largest temperature range of  -40⁰C to 140⁰C and suitability for use with foodstuffs PVDF is an ideal material in high purity applications.

Polyetheretherketone

A strong and rigid semicrystalline material often used in applications where performance at elevated temperatures up to 260⁰C are required.  It has excellent chemical and abrasion resistance and is suitable in applications using steam and hot water.  It is self extinguishing and is resistant to radiation. Although it is suitable for most chemicals it is not resistant to concentrated sulphuric acid, fuming nitric acid and some halogen hydrocarbons.

Polytetrafluoroethylene

Is a fluorocarbon-based polymer which offers high chemical resistance, a wide range of temperature capability from  -73⁰C to 260⁰C, resistance to weathering, very low coefficient of friction and excellent thermal and insulation properties.  Used extensively in the electronics industry and in the manufacture of bearing and gears and applications requiring low friction.

Polyoxymethylene

A engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts requiring high stiffness, low friction and excellent dimensional stability.  It has good chemical resistance to many common solvents, esters, ketones and aqueous solutions of acids and alkalis. Acetal in its natural unmodified state can be used between  - 50⁰C - 100⁰C.  Common usage is in mechanical engineering, automotive, textile and food stuff industries.

Polyamide

Nylons encompass a range of material types which provide an extremely broad range of available properties.  They are mechanically strong with good thermal and chemical resistance although they will absorb moisture and this can affect dimensional stability. Resistant to most chemicals they are not resistant to strong acids, alcohols and acids.  Nylons can be used in high temperature environments and the heat stabilised forms up to 150⁰C.  Used in the car industry as a replacement for metal parts and in electrical applications for insulators, switch housings and casings.

Polyphenylene Sulphide

Exceptional heat, chemical and flame resistance have contributed to the widespread use of PPs in a wide variety of applications.  It offers good chemical resistance to aqueous acids, alkalis, aromatic hydrocarbons and alcohols.  PP-s offers good electrical insulating properties.  Because of its low flammability properties it is ideally suited to HVAC applications.

Available in PP or PVDF from 160mm Diameter to 400mm Diameter.  The drum type impeller is a single piece injection moulding and is statically and dynamically balanced.  The standard steel hub is completely encapsulated and cannot come into contact with the gas flow.  They are secured to the shaft with adhesive without a shaft key.  Our impellers are available for clockwise or anticlockwise rotatation.

Ethylenechlorotrifluorethylene

This material displays many similar properties to PVDF with a temperature range of  -40⁰C to 150⁰C and is used in ultrapure water systems for the semiconductor industry and process chemical industry. ECTFE (also known as Halar) has great dimensional stability, extremely high impact strength with good insulation properties.  It is UV resistant and chemically resistant against organic and inorganic acids, alkalis and solvents.

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DISTRIBUTION & FABRICATION CENTRES

We operate throughout the UK and Ireland from our Distribution Sales Office in the Midlands. The Company’s Head Office and factory is in the South East of England.

Distribution Sales Office:

Industrial Engineering Plastics Limited
100 Armoury Road
Smallheath
Birmingham
B11 2RH

Tel: 0121 771 2828
Fax: 0121 771 2929
Email: sales@ieplastics.co.uk

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Head Office & Factory:

Industrial Engineering Plastics Limited
Passfield Mill Business Park
Passfield
Liphook
Hampshire GU30 7QU

Tel: 01428 751 200
Fax: 01428 751 263
Email: sales@ieplastics.co.uk

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