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PLASTICS

PLASTICS

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Engineering Plastics

Rapid Metals don’t only just stock metals we carry a wide range of engineering plastics too:

Nylon 6
We carry stock in:

• Round
• Square
• Sheet
• Plate
• Block
• In Black and White

Nylon 6 features in a broad range of products that require high strength. It is widely used for gears, fittings, and bearings and is heavily used in the automotive industry, you can even find it in the bristles of your toothbrush.

Acetal
We carry stock in:
• Round
• Square
• Sheet
• Plate
• Block
• In Black and White

The Acetal resins are among the strongest and stiffest of all thermoplastics, and are characterised by good fatigue life, low moisture sensitivity, high resistance to solvents and chemicals and good electrical properties. Because of these properties, Acetals often compete with nylons for many of the same applications.

Clear Polycarbonate
We carry stock in:
• Sheet
Clear Polycarbonate sheet is 290 times stronger than glass and less than half its weight. Its main uses are machine guards, shed windows, greenhouses and much more.

PTFE
We carry stock in:
• Round
• Sheet

PTFE have exceptional resistance to high and low temperatures, chemical reaction, corrosion, and stress-cracking. The electrical and low-friction properties of PTFE make it the preferred plastic for a host of applications including plain bearings, gears and seals.

Rapid metals can also source a huge range of other engineering plastics that are not listed above so please contact your local branch today for more details.

Our delivery services cover most of the West Midlands, including Evesham, Stratford Upon Avon, Redditch, Worcester, Bromsgrove, Solihull, Birminhgam, Moseley, Kidderminster, Litchfield, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Kenilworth, Leicester, Rugby, Tamworth, Hinckley and Coventry, to name but a few.