Selecting Plastic Sheet for your Application

There are many types of plastic sheets that you can choose from depending on your application. Having the right information is crucial to determining the type of a plastic sheet that is desired depending on what you want it for. Among the types that you can choose from include the following:

  • Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene

If you want plastic sheet material that is strong and stiff, this is the type that you should choose. It has good formability and can be used for general purposes. It also has good aesthetic properties and highly affordable. It can be applied on interior trim in airplanes and on cassettes. The black variant of this type of plastic sheet is ultraviolet resistant and therefore a good choice for those looking for this quality.

  • Acrylic

If you are looking for a completely transparent plastic sheet, this is the one to go for. It is also flexible and strong. This material can perfectly replace the glass on your windows, doors, partitions, and skylights among others. It is lighter than glass and virtually weather resistant. You can easily fabricate acrylic plastic sheet and can be sawed with fine-tooth blades. This type of material can be applied on your doors and windows, windscreen, meter faces, protective covers and desktops among many other applications.

  • Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride

If you want a plastic sheet that is corrosion resistant, this is the one to go for. This sheet material is perfectly invulnerable from solvents, direct attack by inorganic reagents, alcohols and aliphatic hydrocarbons. The material is also lightweight and non-combustible.

  • Nylon

Nylon is resistant to abrasion and wear. It is also immune to corrosion as a result of organic chemicals and alkalis. These properties make this material applicable in many areas such as bushing, seals, washers, rollers, gears, fasteners and insulators among others. 

  • Polycarbonate

This material is applicable in any areas where other types of plastic sheets have proved inapplicable. It is a material that is strong and highly unbreakable. This property makes the material to be used in areas where the parts are exposed to instances of impacts. It is also used to make transparent glazing on buildings. You can also use these plastic sheets on your greenhouses, patio roofs, doors, window glazing, safety guards, signs and many other places.

  • Styrene

This is a high impact sheet material. It can be used on displays and signs, enclosures and prototypes among other applications. You can saw, shear, drill, punch or thread this material. This material can also be painted with any colour of choice.