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PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES - MATERIALS THAT DESERVE TO BE KNOWN

Wide range of products for many applications

Conveyor Scraper, UHMW polyethylene chute lining, Chain guide, Fabricated Phenolic or Polyurethane parts, roller guide, replacement parts, etc.

Materials for continuous improvement

In order to continually improve our products and services, we repair and reshape parts while assuring that our polymer or plastic solutions meet the customer’s needs.

Dielectric and lightweight materials

Plastics and polymers have various properties, including lightweight and dielectric properties. It means that the material cannot carry the electric current. For this reason, it is sometimes used as an electrical insulator.

High chemical resistance

Just like UV light, some chemicals may cause damage to the parts:
    • either by degradation of the material in direct contact with a product,
    • either by migration of a substance in the material.
 
A material is chemical resistant, when on contact, there is no alteration of its appearance, i.e. there is no color change, no staining or degradation of abrasion or scratch-resistance.
 

Low moisture absorption

Plastic materials used in building applications include a low moisture absorption. Water and moisture modify the size of the finished parts, reduce the rigidity values and also alter the electrical insulation. Dimensional stability of a material, on the basis of climatic conditions, is a precision requirement.

High mechanical strength, low density and stiffness

The density of non-foamed plastic materials is significantly lower than that of metals, with 1:2 as average value. The density of a polymer is directly related to its degree of crystallinity. On the other hand, the stiffness and mechanical strength increase with this degree. Formothane can help you to better understand the plastic properties. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Lower thermostability than that of metals

A thermostable plastic maintains its properties at high temperature (-120° C to + 500° C). A material is thermostable when there is no degradation at a given temperature while at this same temperature, similar materials are distorted or destroyed.

Self-lubricating: reduce the costs of repair and maintenance of industrial machinery

Plastics may replace a mechanical component and provide self-lubrication. Using them in mechanical engineering to support and guide, for rotating parts or transmission shafts, plastic parts improve performance by reducing the friction between the surfaces in contact.
 
The rolling resistance is greatly reduced, allowing a greater bearings load and a greater rotational speed, thus better efficiency of your machinery.

Abrasion resistance

Plastic materials are abrasion resistant and are different from other materials because of their high wear resistance and their low coefficient of friction. For applications where extreme abrasion resistance is required.

Low coefficient of friction

Because of their natural properties, many plastics often provide self-lubricating characteristics, because they have a very low coefficient of friction. These include nylon, acetal, Teflon®, PET (polyethylene terephthalate), and UHMW-PE.

Formothane manufactures roller guide with various materials including: UHMW, nylon or polyurethane. Thanks to their low coefficients of friction, they do not damage the rubber belts. We can fabricate other models according to your specifications.

 

POLYURETHANE, A BLEND OF RESINS SUITABLE TO YOUR NEEDS

Polyurethane, when molded cold, offers the guarantee of quality and long service life, because it is suitable for a wide variety of applications, meeting the specific properties and strength required for each part. It takes the form, color and hardness you need. In small or large quantities, it is the perfect material.

Produits polyuréthane

SERVICES TAILORED TO THE NEEDS

  • PLASTICS ENGINEERING AND DESIGN OF PRECISION PARTS
  • MACHINING AND MOULDING WITH HIGH DIMENSIONAL TOLERANCES
  • PLASTIC WELDING
  • ADVISORY SERVICES
  • FABRICATION OF PARTS IN UHMW, NYLON, PHENOLIC, POLYURETHANE, ETC.
  • Polyurethane, a blend of resins suitable to your needs. Formothane provides expertise that meets the specific industrial sector needs and requirements. Find out more at Formothane!

     

    Featured Products

    • CONVEYOR SCRAPER

    • Made specifically for the conveyors.

    • CHUTE LINING

    • Chute lining with polyethylene UHMW, simple and less expensive.

    • POLYURETHANE, A VERSATILE MATERIAL

    • Cold moulded to provide durability and versatility