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Thermoplastic Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial thermoplastic manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source thermoplastic manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These thermoplastic companies can design, engineer and manufacture thermoplastics to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these thermoplastic manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of certified thermoplastics, engineering thermoplastics, thermoplastic properties.

  • Anaheim, CA

    Our skilled teams of designers and engineers will work with you from design to delivery, prototype to production to ensure that we are bringing a custom designed product that will perfectly fill all of your requirements. Since 1975, we have been committed to providing our customers with top of the line products that will withstand the tests of time! Get in touch with our customer service representatives today for more information!

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  • Dallas, TX

    At Allied Plastic Supply, we pride ourselves on being a leading provider of high-quality plastics, laser cutting, die cutting, and plastic fabrication solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of our customers across various industries. We have established ourselves as a trusted partner for delivering top-notch plastic products and services. We offer an extensive range of plastic materials, including sheets, rods, tubes, films, and fabricated parts.

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  • Fairburn, GA

    At Porex Filtration Group, we are a global leader in porous plastics technology, dedicated to providing innovative solutions that enhance product performance and improve the lives of people around the world. With decades of experience and a relentless commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as trusted partners in the plastics industry, offering a comprehensive range of products and services tailored to meet the diverse needs of our customers.

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  • Mobile, AL

    When it comes to thermoplastics no one does it better! We are a dedicated team of individuals committed to ensuring the most exceptional thermoplastics in the industry! If we don’t have the exact product that you need our technicians will work with you in order to come up with a product that is just as customized as you need it. Contact our customer service representatives via telephone or email today to learn more!

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  • West Nyack, NY

    At Plastic-Craft® Products, our business is plastics. We have an extensive inventory of plastic materials to suit your needs, and also maintain a complete machine shop to fabricate plastic parts to your specifications. Let us meet your plastics requirements. We have over 50 years of service behind us. We are always available to discuss the application of our service to your unique operation.

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  • Northbrook, IL

    Atlas Fibre is a supplier of stock thermoset shapes in sheet, rod and tube in the following grades: G3, G5, G7, G9, G10, G11, FR4 and canvas, linen and paper phenolic. All materials are Mil-Spec and NEMA certified. We also have extensive CNC milling and turning capabilities; CNC sawing, sanding, and material fabrication for all thermoset materials. We can also machine and fabricate all types of plastics including Vespel, PEEK, Torlon, PTFE, PPS, Nylon, Delrin, Ultem, and many other materials.

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  • Shiner, TX

    Boedeker Plastics stocks the widest variety of engineering and industrial plastics in the industry. The people of Boedeker have the unique knowledge necessary to take customer service a step beyond others in the field providing in-house engineering assistance. Whether you need ten miles or ten inches, Boedeker Plastics has all of your plastic materials, sheets, rods, tubes and custom components.

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Thermoplastics Industry Information

Thermoplastics

Thermoplastics encompass all of those plastic materials that soften and may even return to a liquid state when heated but solidify and become rigid when cooled. The popularity of these plastics may be attributed to the fact that they may be re-heated and remolded any number of times. Secondary operations, therefore, may easily redefine stock shapes and recycling is also accomplished with ease.

Quick links to Thermoplastics Information

Applications of Thermoplastics

Thermoplastics are highly versatile and used in a number of industrial, commercial, and residential settings.

Virtually every modern industry make use of thermoplastics, including:

  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biomedical
  • Food
  • Chemical
  • Building
  • Electronics
  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Plumbing

The most used plastics, such as polyethylene, polystyrene, polycarbonate, polypropylene, and PVC, are all examples of thermoplastics.

Thermoplastics are commonly used to make these products:

  • Flooring
  • Clothing
  • Car Interiors
  • Airplane Panels
  • Furniture
  • Artificial Knees
  • Pipes
  • Insulation
  • Plastic Bags and Containers
  • Ceiling Tiles

Manufacturing Process of Thermoplastics

Common manufacturing methods include injection molding, casting, extrusion, pultrusion, machining, welding, and grinding. Stock shapes, such as rods, sheets, films, pipes, and tubes, are readily available for secondary operations. Raw materials are also provided in plastic resin, liquid, powder, and gel form.

Types of Thermoplastics

The majority of thermoplastics are comprised of polymeric resins. These consist of long chains of several smaller monomers held together by covalent bonds. The two main types of thermoplastics are addition polymers and condensation polymers. Plastics in the additional polymers category are those which form covalent bonds without the loss of atoms or molecules in the reaction. Condensation polymers on the other hand always lose a molecule, usually water, during bonding.

Within these groupings the materials can be broken down into monomers, intermediates, binders, base polymers, elastomers, and rubber materials based on their chemical composition and bond formation.

Thermoplastics may be further divided by their specific properties. In addition to the polymerized materials, thermoplastic manufacturers can include additives such as powders, fibers, plasticizers, and ceramics to improve or alter the features of a plastic material. These play a significant role in the processing and fabrication of thermoplastics.

Points to Consider When Purchasing Thermoplastics

Each with a different crystalline structure and density, thermoplastics offer a broad array of properties. It is important to understand the parameters of a given plastic with regards to the final product or use. Additives, manufacturing, and raw material supply are all important factors in selecting the right thermoplastic for a specific application. Further considerations include physical, mechanical, electrical and optical specifications as well as melting point, dimensions and flexibility.



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