In com­pa­ri­son to stan­dard plastics, engi­nee­ring plastics offer hig­her mecha­ni­cal and ther­mal properties.


Cha­rac­te­ris­tics of the­se plastics:

  • Per­ma­nent use at tem­pe­ra­tures bet­ween 100 to 150°C
  • Good mecha­ni­cal properties
  • Excel­lent machi­na­bi­li­ty & dimen­sio­nal stability
  • Good che­mi­cal resistance
  • Good wear resistance

App­li­ca­ti­on area:

  • Auto­mo­ti­ve industry
  • Engi­nee­ring
  • Elek­tri­cal & elec­tro­nic systems
  • House­hold app­li­an­ce – „white goods“


Poly­ami­de (PA) or Nylon belongs to the semi-crystal­li­ne ther­mo­plastics. PA is a mate­ri­al with low den­si­ty, a high ther­mal sta­bi­li­ty and an excel­lent wear resistance.

A good coef­fi­ci­en­cy of fric­tion, impact resis­tance, che­mi­cal resis­tance espe­cial­ly against oil makes PA to one of the most important engi­nee­ring thermoplastics.

Typi­cal characteristics:

  • good mecha­ni­cal strength
  • high impact resistance
  • high tough­ness under cold conditions
  • good dam­ping behaviour
  • good gli­ding behaviour
  • good abra­si­on behaviour

App­li­ca­ti­on area: Con­struc­tion and instal­la­ti­on bran­ches (dowels, fas­te­ners, power tools), sani­ta­ry tech­no­lo­gy (hand­les, fit­tings, fans), mecha­ni­cal engi­nee­ring (gears, pul­leys), E&E (swit­ches, electri­cal clamps, coil body, con­nec­tors), auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try (hub­caps, parts under the hood)

PA 6T/6I has very good mecha­ni­cal strength and stiff­ness. The water absorp­ti­on is lower com­pa­red to other poly­ami­des. PA6T/6I is hot water resistant and high che­mi­cal resistant. Fur­ther­mo­re PA6T has a high app­li­ca­ti­on tem­pe­ra­tu­re. The­se cha­rac­te­ris­tics are per­fect for app­li­ca­ti­ons under the hood.

Typi­cal characteristics:

  • extre­me­ly low water absorp­ti­on and very good dimen­si­on stability
  • excel­lent che­mi­cal resis­tance and wea­the­ring stability
  • excel­lent hydro­ly­sis resistance
  • lowest den­si­ty of all polyamides
  • high impact resis­tance up to – 40°C
  • excel­lent wear and tear resis­tance and gli­ding properties
  • high bar­ri­er propterties
  • easy pro­ces­sing

Advan­ta­ges PA12 com­pa­red to PA6.6

  • less hygro­scopic (satu­ra­ti­on at 23 °C/ 50% rela­ti­ve humi­di­ty amounts app. 1%)
  • bet­ter impact resistance
  • good wea­ther per­for­mance (without spe­cial additives)

The­se cha­rac­te­ris­tics are per­fect for out­door app­li­ca­ti­ons, whe­re exter­nal impacts for examp­le fal­ling rocks are pos­si­ble. The water absorp­ti­on of PA12 is not only lower com­pa­red to PA6.6, it is also much slower. The­se cha­rac­te­ris­tics make PA12 rela­tively insen­si­ti­ve for chan­ging envi­ron­men­tal influ­en­ces, howe­ver, the strength and tough­ness are not as good as PA6 and PA6.6.

App­li­ca­ti­on area: fuel pipe­line, cathe­ter, cable sheath (fla­me-retar­dant), fle­xi­ble pipes “off­shore indus­try“, mecha­ni­cal fit­tings “gas pipes“, gears


belongs to the group of poly­es­ters and has simi­lar fea­tures such as PET (poly­ethy­le­ne tere­ph­tha­la­te). PBT is a mate­ri­al with good mecha­ni­cal strength, rigi­di­ty, good ther­mal sta­bi­li­ty and an excel­lent dimen­si­on sta­bi­li­ty. The main fea­tures are the excel­lent wear and tear and abra­si­on resistance.

Typi­cal characteristics:

  • high strength, rigi­di­ty and hardness
  • high heat deflec­tion temperature
  • low water absorption
  • dimen­si­on sta­bi­li­ty & low creep tendency
  • excel­lent wear & fric­tion resistance

App­li­ca­ti­on area: plugs, door hand­les for cars, head lights frames, switches,…


POM (Poly­oxy­me­thy­le­ne oder Ace­tal) is a semi-crystal­li­ne ther­mo­plastic with a high mecha­ni­cal strength and rigi­di­ty, com­bi­ned with good gli­ding per­for­mance, an excel­lent abra­si­on resis­tance and a low water absorp­ti­on. Its dimen­si­on sta­bi­li­ty, an excel­lent fati­gue strength and an excel­lent machi­na­bi­li­ty makes this poly­mer to a varied con­struc­tion material.

Typi­cal characteristics::

  • high strength, rigi­di­ty and toughness
  • high impact resis­tance, also by low temperatures
  • low water absorp­ti­on (satu­ra­ti­on at 0,8%)
  • excel­lent wear & tear resis­tance and gli­ding performance
  • excel­lent machinability
  • good creep strength
  • high dimen­si­on stability
  • good hydro­ly­sis resis­tance (up to appr. 60°C)
  • excel­lent spring effect/resilience

App­li­ca­ti­on area: Auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try, house­hold (Zip­per, Clips), machi­ne & appa­ra­tus engi­nee­ring (parts for gli­ding app­li­ca­ti­ons, e.g. bea­ring bus­hes, rol­lers, gears, trans­mis­si­on chains), electri­cal indus­try, food tech­no­lo­gy, phar­maceu­ti­cal indus­try, drin­king water tech­no­lo­gy, medi­cal technology,…

PC & PC Blends

Poly­car­bo­na­te (PC) is part of the amor­phous ther­mo­plastics. It is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by high trans­pa­ren­cy, high heat deflec­tion tem­pe­ra­tu­re and very good impact resis­tance, also by low temperatures.
Good strength and rigi­di­ty as well a high creep modu­lus and good dimen­sio­nal tole­ran­ce are the high­lights of this material.

Typi­cal characteristics:

  • very good ther­mal and che­mi­cal resistance
  • high impact resis­tance, even by low temperatures
  • good dimen­si­on stability
  • trans­pa­ren­cy

App­li­ca­ti­on area: Auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try (dif­fu­sing lens), opti­cal sto­rage medi­as (CDs & DVDs), opti­cal indus­try (lens, safe­ty eye­we­ar), suit­ca­ses, con­struc­tion industry,…

is a blend of PC and ABS. This uni­que com­bi­na­ti­on of the­se two plastics is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by

  • ABS: A good sur­face qua­li­ty and a good pro­cessa­bi­li­ty and
  • PC: Very good mecha­ni­cal fea­tures, like impact resis­tance and heat deflec­tion temperature

PC / ABS is sui­ta­ble for app­li­ca­ti­ons whe­re high deflec­tions tem­pe­ra­tures (95°C up to 125°C) and a good mecha­ni­cal strength are needed.

Typi­cal characteristics:

  • high impact resis­tance, even by low temperatures
  • heat deflec­tion temperature
  • high strength
  • low shrin­kage and high dimen­si­on stability
  • easy pro­ces­sing

App­li­ca­ti­on area: Auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try (inte­rior parts), E&E (tele­pho­nes, input devices, char­gers), con­su­mer goods,…

Blends of PC / ASA bene­fits from the posi­ti­ve fea­tures of the basic products.
The high tem­pe­ra­tu­re resis­tance, good impact resis­tance, also by low tem­pe­ra­tures in com­bi­na­ti­on with a very good UV resis­tance and sur­face qualities.

PC/A­SA-Blends fre­quent­ly used in Auto­mo­ti­ve app­li­ca­ti­ons. This mate­ri­al can be used to avoid the pain­ting pro­cess. PC/A­SA-Blends are also offe­red in fla­me-retar­dant gra­des for injec­tion moul­ding applications.

Typi­cal characteristics:

  • high-gloss and matt surfaces
  • halo­gen-free fla­me-retar­ded mate­ri­al (UL94-V0)
  • good tem­pe­ra­tu­re resistance
  • excel­lent UV sta­bi­li­ty and high impact resis­tance, also by low temperatures

App­li­ca­ti­on area: Auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try (unpain­ted exte­rior parts, e.g. radia­tor gril­le, rear mir­ror or inte­rior parts, whe­re UV pro­tec­tion is necessa­ry), E&E (parts with fla­me pro­tec­tion), con­su­mer goods, whe­re impact pro­tec­tion and UV pro­tec­tion is essential,…


Trans­pa­rent ther­mo­plastic material.

Typi­cal characteristics:

  • light trans­mis­si­on (93%)
  • good wea­the­ring stability
  • scratch resis­tance
  • good optics
  • strength
  • che­mi­cal resistance

App­li­ca­ti­on area: Auto­mo­ti­ve (rear lights), light tech­no­lo­gy, con­struc­tion indus­try, cos­me­tics & medi­cal app­li­ca­ti­ons, enclo­sures, housing parts with ful­ly light trans­mis­si­on or infra­red area,…


ASA has pro­per­ties simi­lar to ABS, howe­ver, a hig­her heat deflec­tion tem­pe­ra­tu­re as well.

Typi­cal characteristics:

  • excel­lent wea­ther resis­tance, aging resis­tance, yel­lowing resistance
  • good impact and shock resistance
  • high-gloss and scratch resistance
  • good che­mi­cal resis­tance, very good pro­cessa­bi­li­ty & low war­ping tendency

App­li­ca­ti­on area: Out­door app­li­ca­ti­ons (win­ter gar­dens, faca­de clad­dings, out­door fur­ni­tu­re), Auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try (radia­tor gril­les), cover frame for ven­ti­la­ti­on gril­les, enclosures,…