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.

  • 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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  • Lino Lakes, MN

    At Sterling Plastics, Inc., we are dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions in plastic materials, serving the diverse needs of our valued clientele. With years of experience and expertise in the plastics industry, we have established ourselves as a trusted partner known for our commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction. Our product portfolio encompasses a wide range of plastic materials, including thermoplastics, thermosets, and engineered plastics.

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  • East Peoria, IL

    At CYLEX Plastics, we pride ourselves on being a leading provider of comprehensive solutions in plastic materials, catering to the diverse needs of our valued clientele. With years of experience and expertise in the plastics industry, we have established ourselves as a trusted partner known for our commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction. Our product portfolio encompasses a wide range of plastic materials, including thermoplastics and thermosets.

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  • Lake Villa, IL

    CS Hyde has been providing high-end plastic materials since our founding in 1996, and has become a leading distributor and converter to a wide variety of markets. Materials we have available include Teflon Fluoroplastic, PTFE, Mylar®, Kevlar®, and more. We utilize the most high-tech converting equipment to provide superior products to our customers in a short time frame. It is our continuous mission to provide the highest quality products, innovate new solutions, and exceed expectations.

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  • Gurnee, IL

    Since 1967, Adams Plastics has specialized in plastics and PVC materials. As worldwide suppliers of plastics we can help you with your plastic sheeting, slitting, recycling, die cutting and more. Our product line includes clear plastic, coated vinyls, polypropylene and tinted clear plastics.

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Thermoplastics Industry Information


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.

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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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