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ACETATE
BUNA-N & BUTYL RUBBER
BUTYL RUBBER
DELRIN
HIGH IMPACT POLYSTYRENE
HYPALON RUBBER SHEETING
KYDEX THERMOFORMING SHEET
KYNAR (PVDF)
LEXAN
LEXAN MR5
MYLAR
NEOPRENE SPONGE RUBBER SHEETING
NITRILE
NYLON
PHENOLIC
PLASTIC COLOR CODED SHIM STOCK
POLYCARBONATE SHEET
POLYESTER
POLYETHYLENE
POLYPROPYLENE
PORON
PREMIUM-GRADE NYLON-INSERTED
NEOPRENE RUBBER SHEETING
SILICONE RUBBER SHEETING
SPONGE RUBBER
SUPER SOFT NEOPRENE RUBBER SHEETS
TEFLON FLUOROCARBON RESINS
TRANSLUCENT SILICONE RUBBER SHEETS
ULTEM POLYETHERIMIDE SHEET
VITON RUBBER SHEETING
WHITE FDA NEOPRENE RUBBER SHEETING


POLYETHYLENE

Polyethylene has excellent corrosion resistance to many industrial chemicals, such as acids, salts and alkalis. This type of material may be easily welded by a Plastic Welder but they cannot be cemented. Polyethylene can be easily fabricated with a wood saw or can be drilled with metal bits.

Low Density Polyethylene

Low Density Polyethylene, which is an extruded material, offers good corrosion resistance properties and also offers low moisture permeability. Low Density Polyethylene can be used in applications where corrosion resistance is a factor, but stiffness, high temperatures, and structural strength are not. Low Density Polyethylene can be easily fabricated, vacuum formed, and welded. Low Density Polyethylene is an economical option for many applications requiring low temperature flexibility, toughness and durability. Low Density Polyethylene is resistant to stress cracking and has wide acceptability in transporting water and chemicals. Extrusion in black is recommended to improve durability in direct sunlight or outdoor exposure. Heat distortion temp: 120 F. Natural Color: milky.

High Density Polyethylene

High density Polyethylene offers superior corrosion resistance, a higher working temperature range, and higher tensile strength. High Density Polyethylene outperforms low density Polyethylene in physical and chemical properties. High Density Polyethylene is less flexible than low density Polyethylene. High Density Polyethylene can be sterilized by boiling. High Density Polyethylene's Outdoor exposure is similar to low density Polyethylene. Heat distortion temperature: 170 F. Color: semi-opaque.

Applications:

Available Polyethelene Products:

Available Polyolefin Products:

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POLYPROPYLENE

Polypropylene possesses excellent resistance to organic solvents, degreasing agents and electrolytic attack. Polypropylene has a lower impact strength, but Polypropylene's working temperatures and tensile strength are superior to low or high density Polyethylene. Polypropylene is light in weight, resistant to staining, and has a low moisture absorption rate. Polypropylene is a tough, heat-resistant, semi-rigid material, ideal for the transfer of hot liquids or gases. Polypropylene is recommended for vacuum systems and where higher heats and pressures are encountered. Polypropylene has excellent resistance to acids and alkalis, but poor aromatic, aliphatic and chlorinated solvent resistance. Heat distortion temp: 220 F. Colors: semi-opaque.

Applications:

Tanks

Orthopedic Devices

Hoods

Structural Covers

Light tables

Vacuum Form Trays

Lab tables

Rinse and etch housing for electronics industry

Available Polypropylene Products:

Available Polyolefin Products:

Polyolefin Sheet

Colored High Density Extruded Sheet

Polyolefin Rolls

Polyolefin Orthotic Sheet

Polyolefin Tubing

Polyolefin Rod

Polyolefin Tape

Polyolefin Film

Polyolefin Tanks

Polyolefin Pipe

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PLASTIC COLOR CODED SHIM STOCK

Shim Stock is made of durable, permanent plastic. Shim Stock is unaffected by grease or dirt. A Color Coding system for the Shim Stock allows production people to tell at a glance what size they are using.

Applications:

Machine Shops

Assembly Lines

Service Departments

Die Shops

Maintenance Department

Tool Crib

Colors:

*Colors may vary by Mill.
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PHENOLIC

Phenolic is a hard, dense material made by applying heat and pressure to layers of paper or glass cloth impregnated with synthetic resin. Phenolic has many layers of lamination which are usually made of cellulose paper, cotton fabrics, synthetic yarn fabrics, glass fabrics, or unwoven fabrics. When heat and pressure are applied to the layers, a chemical reaction (Polymerization) transforms the layers into a high pressure thermosetting industrial laminated plastic.

Phenolic Grades

Phenolic Grade XX: It is a paper base phenolic laminate with good mechanical properties, high dielectric strength, and good resistance to moisture. Phenolic Grade XX's typical applications include switch bases and panel boards.

Phenolic Grade C: General Purpose cotton fabric laminate.

Phenolic Grade CE: It is a cotton fabric base phenolic laminate having high impact strength for mechanical applications such as gears, pulleys, insulators, washers and rollers.

Phenolic Grade L: Fine weave cotton, genetal purpose.

Phenolic Grade LE: It is a fine weave cotton fabric base phenolic laminate which is low in moisture pickup and dissipation factor and is excellent in all electrical properties. It can be machined to very close tolerances and ideal for applications requiring good mechanical properties combined with excellent electrical characteristics.

Phenolic Grade G-7: It is a continuous glass fabric laminated with silicone resin. G-7 is unequalled for high heat and arc resistance applications, and where good mechanical and electrical properties must be exhibited in humid conditions in excess of 500 F.

Phenolic Grade G-9: It is a continuous woven glass fabric laminated with melamine resin. It is recommended for use where good mechanical strength and superb electrical properties are needed under wet conditions. Phenolic Grade G-9 is used for arc barriers, structural electrical parts, specialty terminal blocks and circuit breaker components.

Phenolic Grade G-10: It is a continuous woven glass fabric laminated with epoxy resin, extremely high in mechanical strength, low water absorption, and superior electrical characteristics, for a wide range of temperature and humidity. Phenolic Grade G-10 is used for washers, sleeves, and parts where the strength-to-size ratio is critical.

Phenolic Grade G-11: It is a grade similar in composition and properties to G-10, but more suitable for continuous use at elevated temperatures. Phenolic Grade G-11 applications are limited to only the most critical high heat situations.

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NYLON

Nylon 101: Nylon 101 is a type 6/6 nylon. Nylon 101's broad acceptance in such diverse industries as food processing (FDA approved), machinery, and electronics has come about because of the premium properties it offers. Nylon 101's grade is the strongest, stiffest, and has the highest melting point of any unmodified nylon.

Nylatron GS: A nylon and molybdenum disulfide composition designed to improve mechanical and thermal properties of Nylon 101. In addition, particles of M0S2 solid lubricant add extra lubricity to nylon making it especially suitable for applications where lubrication is impractical.

Cast Nylon 901 & 907: Production by direct polymerization of monomer to shapes of nylon polymer, within a mold at atmosphere pressure. Nylon 901 is the heat stabilized, basic form of cast nylon and is blue in color. Nylon 907 is identical in form and natural in color.

Nylatron GSM: Contains finely divided particles of molybdenum disulfide solid lubricant dispersed throughout and is produced identically to the cast nylon process. This gray-black nylon has excellent surface lubricity with all the same qualities of cast nylon.

Available Products:

Nylon Balls

Cast Nylon Tubular Bar Stock

Nylon Hex/Square/Threaded Rod

Nylon & Nylatron GSBushing Stock

Nylon Pressure Tubing

Nylon & Nylatron G.S. Strip

Nylon Fasteners

Nylon & Nylatron G.S. Profiles

Nylon Screw Hex Nuts

Nylon & Nylatron G.S. Rod and Plate

Nylon Handles & Hinges

Nylon Machine & Headless Screws

Nylon Rectangular Bar Stock

Properties:

Abrasion & Wear Resistant

Low co-efficient of friction

High Impact Resistance

Non-abrasive to other materials

Ease of fabrication

Noise dampening characteristics

FDA approved

Good electrical insulating properties

Conformability

Resists alkalis & organic chemicals

Lubrication not required

Lightweight & Non-galling

Applications:

Bearings

Bushings

Valve seats

Seals

Wear Surfaces

Fasteners

Sleeves

Liners

Tooling Fixture

Forming Dies

Rollers

Guides

Gears

Insulation

Cams

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BUNA-N & NITRILE RUBBER

Color: Black

Durometer Hardness, Shore A: Soft, 35-45; Medium, 45-55; Firm, 55-65; Hard, 65-75, 80-90

Tensile Strength: Soft, 1500 psi; Medium, 800 psi, Firm 900 psi; Hard, 1000 psi

Temperature Range: Soft, -40 to +220 F; Medium, Firm and Hard, -20 to +170 F

Blended Commercial grade Buna-N (nitrile) rubber outperforms natural rubber in its resistance to petroleum, solvents, gasoline, and vegetable oils. Buna-N matches natural rubber in general chemical resistance. Other advantages of Buna-N are its good abrasion resistance and ability to withstand rough usage. Buna-N meets ASTM D-2000-86E, Type BG.

Width: 36" - Wide Rolls vary from 1/32" to 1".
Thickness from 1/32" to 1"


White FDA Buna-N Rubber Sheeting

Color: White Rubber

Temperature Range: -20 to +200 F

Tensile Strength: 1500 psi

Durometer Hardness, Shore A: 55-65

This superior, long life rubber is made from FDA-approved materials and is USDA-approved for meat and poultry processing. Use this nitrile sheet for gasketing, countertops, and skirting in all areas of food processing and pharmaceutical and cosmetics manufacturing. Rubber is nonmarking and abrasion resistant.

Width is 36", Thickness Ranges 1/16" to 1/4"


Cotton-Inserted Buna-N Rubber Sheeting

Color: Black Rubber

Temperature Range: -20 to +220 F

Tensile Strength: 750 psi

Durometer Hardness, Shore A: 55-65

Oil-resistant nitrile rubber has a 14.3-oz. Cotton duck insert per ply. Great for use as a flat diaphragm on reducing valves and regulators handling low pressure water, gas, and air. It also can be used for weather-stripping. The 1/16" and 3/32" sizes are one ply; the 1/8", 3/16" and 1/4" sizes are two ply.

Widths vary between 45" and 48"
Thickness ranges from 1/16" to 1/4".


Red FDA Buna-N Rubber Sheeting

Color: Red Rubber

Temperature Range: -25 to +220 F

Tensile Strength: 1200 psi

Durometer Hardness, Shore A: 50-60

Produced from FDA-approved non-toxic ingredients, this premium rubber is especially excellent for use in the processing of food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Smooth finish long-life Buna-N (nitrile) rubber has excellent resistance to abrasion and mineral and vegetable oils.

Thickness ranges from 1/16" to 1/4".

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NITRILE / BUNA-N RUBBER SHEETING

Most commonly used sealing material. Nitrile is excellent with most mineral oils and greases. Variations are available for use with fuels, industrial fluids and highly compounded lubricants. Nitriles are recommended for continuous operation at temperatures from -54 to 107 C (-65 to 225 F), and intermittently to 121 C (250 F). Nitrile also works in dry running applications but only for intermittent periods.

Because of environmental considerations, New England Die Cutting, Inc. uses water carried adhesives whenever possible. Some water based fluids and some cutting fluids, can destroy the nitrile/plain steel bond when operating temperatures exceed 66 C (150 F), while the nitrile compound is not affected by the water.

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VITON RUBBER SHEETING

Color: Black

Temperature Range: -20 F to +400 F

Tensile Strength: 1500 psi

Durometer Hardness, Shore A: 70-80

One of the best rubbers available for fuel, oil, and chemical resistance, Viton also has an outstanding temperature range.

Made with fluorocarbon elastomer, Viton Rubber has excellent resistance to weather, oxidation, and ozone. It is ideally suited for gasketing, packing, sealing, and O-rings.

Viton rubber meets ASTM D 2000-75E, Type HK and MIL-R-83248 Type 2, Class 1.

Width: 36" rolls
Thickness varies from 1/32" to 1/4"

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SILICONE RUBBER SHEETING

Color: Orange-Red

Temperature Range: -60 to +500 F

Tensile Strength: 700/650 psi

Durometer Hardness, Shore A: 40/50/60/70/80/90

With the widest temperature range of any of the polymers, silicone rubber is the solution to many high-temperature sealing, gasketing, insulation, and emission-control problems. Other colors and translucent silicone area available.

Silicone rubber has extended resistance to weather, sunlight, moisture, radiation, oxidation, and ozone. Silicone has good electrical resistance as well and can be used as insulation.

Silicone Rubber has low-compression set which allows the Silicone Rubber to return nearly to its original thickness after the load is removed. Silicone rubber contains no acid-producing chemicals and is noncorrosive, odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic. Silicone Rubber makes an excellent release surface and can also be bonded to metal, glass, ceramics, and plastics using silicone adhesive. Meets spec. ZZ-R-765-B, Class 2A and B. Tensile Strength: for Durometer 40 and 50, 700 psi; for Durometer 60 and 70, 650 psi. Available in 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 durometer. FDA Grade and Medical Grade are available.

Width: 36"
Thickness ranges from 1/32" to 1/2".



Neoprene Sponge Rubber Sheeting

Color: Black

Temperature Range: -40 to +150 F

Durometer Hardness, Shore 00: Soft, 25-40; Medium 35-55; Firm

Compression (25% Deflection): Soft, 2-5 psi; Medium, 5-9 psi; Firm

Tough, resilient open cell sponge can be used indoors and outdoors. Open Cell Sponge has moderate oil and gasoline resistance. Open Cell Sponge is ideal for cushioning, vibration control, sound damping, and thermal insulation. Open Cell Sponge is effective in sealing at low pressures, especially on irregular surfaces. Tensile strength: Soft, 60 psi; medium, 85 psi. Open Cell Sponge is available in full roll widths and standard sheets with pressure-sensitive adhesive backing and liner on one side.

36" Wide Rolls

Thickness ranges from 1/8" to 1".



Conductive Polyurethane Rubber Sheeting

Color: Black

Temperature Range: -40 to +185 F

Tensile Strength: 4000 psi

Durometer Hardness: Not Rated

Electrically conductive sheeting safely grounds electricity, helping to prevent hazardous buildup and sparking.

Some of its applications include linings, protective covers, and laboratory countertop covers. Made of polyurethane on nylon twill.

Sheeting conforms to National Fire Protection Association Specification 56A, Article 4631, and Federal Specification ZZ-C-450 Type I with the exception of thickness.

Thickness is 0.006" 0.001". Weight is 4.3 oz/sq.yd. The resistivity is less than 5000 ohms, with electrodes contacting fabric 30" apart. Breaking strength is 100 psi. Width is 54".

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TRANSLUCENT SILICONE RUBBER SHEETS

Color: None

Temperature Range: -80 to +450 F

Tensile Strength: 900 psi

Durometer Hardness, Shore A: 45-55

You can see through this rubber to identify product and flow status. Translucent Silicone Rubber is ideal for many gasketing, sealing, diaphragm, and vacuum bagging applications. Translucent Silicone Rubber is tear resistant, elastic and resilient, as well as odorless, tasteless and nontoxic. Translucent Silicone Rubber is a good release surface. Weather resistant, it can be used indoors and outdoors.

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SPONGE RUBBER

Natural Sponge Rubber Sheeting

Color: Black

Temperature Range: -40 to +160 F

Durometer Hardness, Shore 00: Soft, 0-45; Medium, 45-55; Firm, 55-65

Compression: (25% Deflection): Soft, 2-5 psi, Medium, 5-10 psi, Firm, 10-16 psi

Elastic, durable (open cell sponge) is perfect for gasketing. Open Cell Sponge is used for vibration damping, material seals, workbench pads and router pads. Open Cell Sponge is also used for drawer liners. Open Cell Sponge is compressible, lightweight and excellent for cushioning. Open Cell Sponge won't pack down, lump, or crumble. Natural rubber is not resistant to oil and gasoline.

Width is 36" rolls.
Thickness varies 1/8" to 1".

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BUTYL RUBBER

Butyl Rubber Sheeting

Color: Black

Temperature Range: -40 to +225 F

Tensile Strength: 1500 psi

Durometer Hardness, Shore A: 55-65

Smooth-finish rubber is excellent for use as gasketing, sealing, and packing in oil-free environments. It has good resistance to weather, oxidation, and ozone. The rubber has low permeability to air and is electrically resistant. It resists paint, ketones, and saturated inorganic salt solutions. Meets ASTM-D-2000-90, Type BA.

Width is 36" rolls.
Thickness Ranges from 1/16" to 1/4".


Industrial-Grade Cloth-Inserted Neoprene Rubber Sheeting

Color: Black

Temperature Range: -20 to +220 F

Tensile Strength: 1000 psi

Durometer Hardness, Shore A: 45-55

Fabric reinforcement provides the strength needed for stress applications such as gasketing and diaphragm packing. A 6.7 oz cotton ply is inserted per 1/16" of rubber thickness. Sheets resist abrasion, oil and weather. Meets ASTM D-2000-75E, Type BC.

Thickness Ranges from 1/16 to 1/4".

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SUPER SOFT NEOPRENE RUBBER SHEETS

Color: Black

Temperature Range: -60 to +180 F

Tensile Strength: 450 psi

Durometer Hardness, Shore A: 5-10

Its outstanding softness makes it perfect for absorbing vibration and preventing damping. As highly resilient and pliable as most sponge formulations, it remains nonporous and uniform.

Exposure to weather and temperature extremes will not affect its useful characteristics.

Use for motor-mounting pads, airtight sealers for vacuum testers, gaskets exposed to weather, and conveyor belts for delicate components.

Thickness Ranges from 1/16" to 1".

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PREMIUM-GRADE NYLON-INSERTED NEOPRENE RUBBER SHEETING

Color: Black

Temperature Range: -40 to +220 F

Tensile Strength: 1500 psi

Durometer Hardness, Shore A: 65-75

Nylon inserts give rubber greater tensile strength and durability than cloth plies, making it better for diaphragm packing. A 13 oz. Nylon ply is inserted for each 1/16" of thickness. Resistant to abrasion, oil, and weather. Meets ASTM D-2000-2BE715.

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HYPALON RUBBER SHEETING

Color: Black

Temperature Range: -20 to +250 F

Tensile Strength: 1500 psi

Durometer Hardness, Shore A: 60-70 Great for outdoor use, this rubber really stands up to weather and ozone. It handles acids and flames fairly well and oil moderately. Meets ASTM D-2000-90 Type CE

Thickness Ranges from 1/16" to 1/4".

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WHITE FDA NEOPRENE RUBBER SHEETING

Color: Off-White

Temperature Range: -30 to +220 F

Tensile Strength: 1200 psi

Durometer Hardness, Shore A: 50-60

An FDA-approved formulation makes this rubber compatible with food handling and processing, plus drug and cosmetic manufacturing. It handles greasy, oily, and abrasive conditions. This smooth rubber is nontoxic, nonallergenic, and nonmarking.

Thickness Ranges from 1/16" to 1/4".

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PORON

With low compression set, PORON works where others won't - gasketing and sealing integrity will be maintained. PORON provides a spring that won't collapse under repeated pressure-parts won't loosen after assembly. Components can be protected from impact and vibration. PORON materials offer a long life, are easily fabricated and accept adhesive-for positioning anywhere.

From Environmental Seals to Shock Attenuation

A versatile material, PORON is used in a wide range of applications:

An Outstanding Combination of Properties

PORON urethanes [high density (15-30 PCF), microcellular, open celled materials] offer excellent compression set resistance, high energy absorption, and low outgassing.

PORON materials also have low hydrolysis, no plasticizers to migrate, high internal strength, excellent dimensional stability, chemical resistance, abrasion resistance, resistance to temperatures up to 250 F (121 C), a bondable surface, and an attractive appearance.

Material uniformity and consistency of physical properties make PORON a superior material when designing to tight tolerances.

Grades to Suit Your Application

Through a unique manufacturing process, PORON materials can be formulated in a wide range of firmnesses and a variety of densities within each formulation. PORON can also be cast in precise thicknesses to suit your application [from 0.031" to 0.500" (0.79mm to 12.7mm)].

Easily Fabricated

PORON can be easily fabricated: die-cut, slit, milled and laminated. It is compatible with a variety of adhesives-including acrylic and rubber based PSAs.

An Outstanding Combination of Properties

PORON is a trademark of Rogers Corporation.

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NEOPRENE SPONGE RUBBER SHEETING

Color: Black

Temperature Range: -40 to +150 F

Durometer Hardness, Shore 00: Soft, 24-40; Medium, 35-55; Firm

Compression (25% Deflection): Soft, 2-5 psi; Medium, 5-9 psi; Firm

Tough, resilient open cell sponge can be used indoors and outdoors. It has moderate oil and gasoline resistance. Ideal for cushioning, vibration control, sound damping, and thermal insulation. Effective in sealing at low pressures, especially on irregular surfaces. Tensile strength; Soft, 60 psi; medium, 85 psi. Available in full roll widths and standard sheets with pressure-sensitive adhesive backing and liner on one side.

Thickness Ranges from 1/8" to 1".



Silicone Sponge Rubber Sheets

Color: Orange-Red

Temperature Range: -103 to +450 F

Durometer Hardness: Not Rated

Compression (25% Deflection): 9-14 psi

Resistance to high temperatures makes closed cell silicone sponge ideal for sealing, insulation, and gasketing. Typical applications include light fixture seals, vehicle emission control seals, and hot fluid conveyance. Damping quality makes these sheets excellent for vibration control. Material is a good release surface-viscous products don't adhere. The sponge is noncorrosive and nontoxic. It is resistance to moisture, sunlight, and oxidation. Meets MIL-STD 670-B Grade TE-12 and MIL-R-46089 Grade M. Density is 0.020 lbs./cu. in. Tensile strength is 100 psi. Available with plain back and with pressure-sensitive adhesive backing with an easy-release liner.

Thickness ranges from 1/16" to 1/2"



Rebonded Sponge Rubber Sheets

Color: Multi

Density: 15-40 Lbs/Cu Ft

Temperature Range: 10 to 130 F

Compression Deflection: 5-16 psi Medium Firm; 15-30 psi Firm

Made from a blend of Neoprene, EPDM, and SBR sponge rubbers, these closed-cell foam sheets are efficient and economical. Their damping, vibration, and cushioning qualities make them an excellent choice for use as backing material, bumpers, padding, and light insulation. Sheets have plain back.

Width: 36" Rolls
Thickness ranges from 1/16" to 2".



Natural Sponge Rubber Sheeting

Color: Black

Temperature Range: -40 to +160 F

Durometer Hardness, Shore 00: Soft, 30-45; Med, 45-55, Firm 55-65

Compression (25% Deflection): Soft, 2-5 psi; Medium 5-10 psi, Firm, 10-16 psi

Elastic durable open cell sponge is perfect for gasketing, vibration damping, material seals, workbench pads, router pads, and drawer liners. Compressible, lightweight, and excellent for cushioning, sponge won't pack down, lump, or crumble. Natural rubber is not resistant to oil and gasoline.

Width: 36" Rolls
Thickness ranges from 1/8" to 1".



Blended Sponge Rubber Sheeting

Color: Black

Temperature Range: -70 to +250 F

Durometer Hardness, Shore 00: Soft, 30-45; Medium, 45-50; Firm 55-65

Compression (25% Deflection): Soft, 2-5 psi; Medium, 5-9 psi; Firm, 9-13 psi

Self-Extinguishing rubber is excellent for electric motor seals, electrical receptacle gaskets, and other seal applications. Closed cell sponge is made of neoprene, EPDM (ethylene-propylene-dienemethylene) and SBR (styrenebutadiene).

The sponge meets UL-94-HBF and MIL-R-6130C flammability specifications. It also meets ASTM-D-1056-68 and -78 and MIL-C-3133C MIL-STD-670B. Tensile strength: Soft, 80 psi; medium 80 psi; firm, 100 psi.

Width: 36" Rolls
Thickness ranges from 1/8" to 1".



Low Compression Silicone Sponge Rubber Sheets

Color: Orange-Red

Temperature Range: -103 to +500 F

Durometer Hardness: Soft, Medium, Firm

Compression (25% Deflection): 7-14 psi

High performance closed cell rubber has superior elastic and damping qualities for gasketing, thermal shielding, and vibration control. It maintains its resiliency under extended compression. Low-temperature flexibility is best of any elastomeric sponge rubber. It is nontoxic. Density is 0.018 lbs./cu. in. Tensile strength is 100 psi. Meets MIL-STD 670B, Grade TE12 and MIL-R-46089, Grade soft, medium and firm. Available with plain back and pressure sensitive adhesive backing.

Width: 36" Rolls
Thickness ranges from 1/16" to 1/2".

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MYLAR

Mylar is an exceptionally strong, flexible, durable polyester film with properties that make it extremely suitable for most Industrial applications. Inert to water, Mylar acts as a moisture barrier and is unaffected by oil, grease, and aromatics. It remains tough, clear and flexible from minus 100 F to over 300 F and will not yellow or become brittle under normal conditions. Mylar has excellent dielectric properties and can be used as an effective insulator in electrical applications.

Applications:

Type A Sheets are cloudy to white translucent. Strong, tough, dimensionally stable film for general purpose applications, such as engineering, apparel stays, and industrial laminations with other flexible materials.

Type S Transparent, clear film with a brilliant surface designed for office supplies, reproduction materials, stationary supplies, book jacket covers and sheet protectors. Can be used for apparel stays, drumheads, control tape, duct liners, protective surfacing, carbon ribbon, identification, spirit masters, metalized labels, solar reflectors, photo substrates, and decorative laminations.

Can be used for: Apparel stays, Drumheads, Control Tape, Duct Liners, Protective Surfacing, Book Jackets, Carbon Ribbon, Identification, Spirit masters, Metallized Labels, Solar Reflectors, Photo Substrates, Decorative Laminations.

Type D Films offer the eye-appealing brilliance and clarity needed for consumer products with the strength and stability required for long-term service. Type D are brilliantly clear films, surface treated on one side to enhance slip and handling characteristics.

Mylar Type A films are tough, general purpose films, which are transparent in 48 thorough 92 gauge and translucent in heavier gauges. They have a rough surface to provide ease of handling, good adhesion and processability. They are used for a broad range of industrial applications, including release films and office supplies.

Mylar Type A films have balanced tensile properties, excellent resistance to moisture and most chemicals. They can withstand temperature extremes from -70 C to 150 C Mylar does not become brittle with age under normal conditions because it contains no plasticizers.

Can be used for apparel stays, drumheads, control tape, duct liners, protective surfacing, carbon ribbon, identification, spirit masters, metalized labels, solar reflectors, photo substrates, and decorative laminations.

Mylar is a registered trademark of DuPont.

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POLYESTER

Polyester is an exceptionally strong, flexible, durable film with properties that make it extremely suitable for most industrial applications. Inert to water, Polyester acts as a moisture barrier and is unaffected by oil, grease, and aromatics. It remains tough, clear and flexible from minus 100 F to over 300 F and will not yellow or become brittle under normal conditions. Polyester has excellent dielectric properties and can be used as an effective insulator in electrical applications.

Applications:

Type A Sheets are cloudy to white translucent. Strong, tough, dimensionally stable film for general purpose applications, such as engineering, apparel stays, and industrial laminations with other flexible materials.

Type D Films offer the eye-appealing brilliance and clarity needed for consumer products with the strength and stability required for long-term service. Type D films are brilliantly clear films, surface treated on one side to enhance slip and handling characteristics.

Type S Transparent, clear film with a brilliant surface designed for office supplies, reproduction materials, stationary supplies, book jacket covers and sheet protectors.

Can be used for: Apparel stays, Drumheads, Control Tape, Duct Liners, Protective Surfacing, Book Jackets, Carbon Ribbon, Identification, Spirit masters, Metallized Labels, Solar Reflectors, Photo Substrates, Decorative Laminations.

Polyester Type A films are tough, general purpose films, which are transparent in 48 thorough 92 gauge and translucent in heavier gauges. They have a rough surface to provide ease of handling, good adhesion and processability. They are used for a broad range of industrial applications, including release films and office supplies.

Polyester Type A films have balanced tensile properties, excellent resistance to moisture and most chemicals. They can withstand temperature extremes from -70 C to 150 C Polyester does not become brittle with age under normal conditions because it contains no plasticizers.

Can be used for apparel stays, drumheads, control tape, duct liners, protective surfacing, carbon ribbon, identification, spirit masters, metalized labels, solar reflectors, photo substrates, and decorative laminations.

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ACETATE

Cast Acetate Sheeting is well suited for applications requiring the best optical clarity and good rigidity. It does not become limp, or distort under normal temperatures. The high impact resistance of acetate sheeting withstands crazing or cracking over a wide range of temperatures, under normal stresses. Acetate sheeting is an excellent shield for grease and oils, which maintaining good color and flexibility over long periods of time.

Applications: Easily fabricated by die cutting and cementing. Shape and cut easily. Numerous uses such as: packaging, graphic arts, stationery, electrical safety equipment, displays, picture frames, book binding lamination, metalizing, cartoon cells, toys and games, architect and drafting supplies, greeting cards and many more.

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DELRIN

DELRIN acetyl resins are thermoplastic polymers manufactured by the polymerization of formaldehyde, which have gained wide-spread recognition for reliability of performance in untold thousands of engineering components all over the world. Since their commercial introduction in 1960, they have been used in the automotive, appliance, plumbing, construction, hardware, electronics and consumer goods industries.

The chemical composition, regular structure and high crystallinity of DELRIN acetyl resins give parts made of DELRIN a combination of physical properties not available with metals or other plastics. The most important attributes of DELRIN are high mechanical strength and rigidity; fatigue endurance unmatched by similar plastics; high resistance to moisture, gasoline, solvents and many other neutral chemicals; excellent dimensional stability; ease of fabrication; resistance to repeated impacts; good electrical insulating characteristics; resiliency; natural lubricity and a wide temperature range. They are classified as burring at 1.1 in/mm according to ASTM D635.

Chief limitations: not suitable for lengthy use in steam, hot water, strong acids or strong bases.

Delrin is a registered trademark of DuPont.

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HIGH IMPACT POLYSTYRENE

High Impact Polystyrene is an extruded, impact-modified sheet, commonly printed on and thermoformed for signage and point of purchase displays. Available in Translucent, opaque and super opaque; white and matched colors.

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KYDEX

KYDEX THERMOFORMING SHEET

Super tough Kydex 100 acrylic PVC alloy is produced by Kleerdex Company. The unique combination of acrylic and PVC in Kydex brings new dimensions to thermoforming in formability, rigidity, breakage resistance, chemical resistance and combustibility characteristics.

Kydex 100 comes in six (6) standard sheet thicknesses and ten (10) standard stock colors. Additional colors and thicknesses are available on a custom basis. Kydex sheet can be:

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Standard Size 48" x 96"
Thickness Ranges: from .028" to .250"

Colors: Cadet Blue, Calcutta Black, Pewter Gray, Pinstripe, Polar White, Ivory, Dark Gray, Beige, Chocolate, and Cocoa.

Kydex is a registered trademark of Kleerdex.

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ULTEM

POLYETHERIMIDE SHEET

ULTEM is a high performance plastic with excellent resistance to flame, chemicals, and heat. The material also offers excellent mechanical and electrical properties. ULTEM is used in electrical, electronic, automotive, medical and aircraft industries for the following reasons.

Electrical/Electronic

Medical

Automotive

Aircraft and Mass Transit

Ultem is a registered trademark of General Electric.

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TEFLON FLUOROCARBON RESINS

TEFLON is the Du Pont Company's registered trademark for its fluorocarbon resins, TFE and FEP, TEFLON TFE and FEP are both high melting thermoplastic materials. TEFLON TFE, the first resin developed, has the familiar white-to-opaque appearance. It is usually fabricated by cold forming and sintering techniques. TFE has the higher melting point and is capable of continued service at 500 F. TEFLON FEP is a melt processible resin, clearer in color, and nearly transparent in thin sections. It is capable of continued service at 400 F. Both TEFLON resins have a combination of chemical, electrical, mechanical and thermal properties unmatched by any other material. Because of these properties, TEFLON resins are used as gasket and packing materials in chemical processing equipment; as electrical insulation for maximum reliability; and in bearings, seals, piston rings and other mechanical applications including those requiring antistick characteristics. We can supply TEFLON TFE as sheets, rods, tube, tape, bars and cylinders - filled and unfilled. TFE Sheet is available with cementable surface on one or both sides. We can also supply TEFLON FEP film and selected shapes of FEP resin. FEP film is available with and without a cementable surface. Standard shapes of these materials are readily machined to produce an almost endless variety of components.

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KYNAR (PVDF)

Polyvinylidene Fluoiride is a crystalline thermoplastic which features a high molecular weight for improved dimensional stability over other fluoroplastics. Kynar is used extensively in the chemical processing industry due to its inertness, thermal stability and abrasion resistance. Kynar also features a high dielectric strength and good low temperature performance.

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Kynar is a registered trademark of Pennwalt Corporation.

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POLYCARBONATE SHEET

Polycarbonate is a high impact material with excellent properties that enable this material to use where others have failed.

Impact Strength: Polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable, making it's products extremely safe in areas where parts may be exposed to impact.

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LEXAN

Lexan is a high impact polycarbonate material with excellent properties that enable this material to use where others have failed.

Impact Strength: Lexan is virtually unbreakable, making its products extremely safe in areas where parts may be exposed to impact.

Temperature Resistance: The allowable continuous service temperature is 250 - 270 F.

Design Flexibility: Lexan can be readily thermoformed to complex shapes with accurate detail in formed parts. It can also be sawcut, machined, mechanically fastened and painted.

Weather Resistance: Lexan is UV stabilized which offers effective resistance to sun exposure. This material has performed well in outdoor applications for 5-7 years.

Lightweight: Lexan is one half the weight of glass and 43% lighter than aluminum.

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Lexan is a registered trademark of General Electric Company.

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LEXAN MR5

Lexan MR5 (Polycarbonate)

LEXAN MR5 Sheet Combines the impact strength of LEXAN Polycarbonate Sheet with a new, highly abrasion-resistant surface that approaches glass in performance. In fact, LEXAN MR5 (Polycarbonate) sheet is the only polycarbonate sheet backed by a manufacturer's warranty against abrasion, coating failure and breakage. LEXAN MR5 (Polycarbonate) Sheet's unique coating "defies graffiti to stick," enabling restoration to a like-new condition. With significantly improved resistance to weathering as well, LEXAN MR5 polycarbonate sheet offers substantially improved service life and lower life-cycle material costs.

Where to Use Lexan MR5 Sheet:

Lexan MR 5 (Polycarbonate) sheet is designed for use where both the toughness of LEXAN (Polycarbonate) sheet and a lasting, attractive appearance are required. It is ideal for high traffic areas that see hard use or are natural targets for vandalism, graffiti or break-ins.

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Lexan is a registered trademark of General Electric Company.

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