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Emco Industrial Plastics is a leading provider and manufacturer of high-quality fabricated thermoplastic components, such as polycarbonate and PTFE, for various industries used in numerous applications. With our range of capabilities and fully-equipped in-house facility, we can quickly deliver products that are second to none.

We ensure that our products meet your exact specifications and requirements. We understand that each of our clients has different needs, so we work with you every step of the way to provide the best solution for your business.

Industrial Plastics

Industrial plastics are widely used in numerous industries where quality plastic components are essential. Thanks to the advancement of technology, manufacturing plastics has become more accessible and efficient. New and improved products become available, and choosing the right one for your growing needs has become more complex.

Fortunately, our team is highly experienced and knowledgeable in fabricating plastic rods, polycarbonate sheets, and more. You can trust that your projects are in good hands when you work with us. Plus, we work hard to provide a consistently high-quality product that meets all safety and quality standards.

Emco Industrial Plastics has an extensive range of plastic products ideal for various applications. We bring multiple industries a solution that can enhance their operations while ensuring they're durable, cost-effective, and long-lasting. 

Our industrial plastic products can be used in applications such as:

  • Automotive

  • Aerospace

  • Construction

  • Medical

  • Electronics

  • Manufacturing

  • Transportation

We have one of the largest inventories in North America, so rest assured we have what you're looking for. For instance, you can choose from engineered plastic rods, tubes, sheets, and profiles. Don’t worry if you're unsure what to get; our team of experts will guide you.

Some of our list of plastic products is as follows:

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PCTFE/KEL-F®

PCTFE, or polychlorotrifluoroethylene, is a type of synthetic resin that is moldable and highly resistant to temperature and chemicals. It's widely used in the aerospace, chemical, and electrical industries due to its remarkable properties.

It's a more robust polymer, one step ahead of PTFE regarding durability and mechanical properties. Furthermore, it can maintain its physical properties even in extremely low temperatures, making it an excellent option for applications where cold temperatures are considered.

Applications of PCTFE:

  • Seals and gaskets

  • Cryogenic applications

  • Laboratory instruments

  • Aerospace parts and components

  • Moisture barrier in blister packaging

PVDF/KYNAR®

Polyvinylidene fluoride, or PVDF, is a semi-crystalline, high-purity thermoplastic fluoropolymer produced via vinylidene fluoride polymerization. It's also a rigid plastic material that can withstand flame, chemicals, and electricity. It has high mechanical strength, good processability, and piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties.

Due to its resistance to electricity, it's often used as an electrical insulation. Its flame resistance also makes it a good alternative for insulating wire in buildings to prevent the spread of fire in emergencies. It's readily-melt and can be made into parts using injection or compression molding.

Applications of PVDF:

  • Tubes and fittings

  • Actuators and sensors

  • Pumps

  • Valves

  • Pipes

  • Binder for cathodes

  • Electrical applications

Acrylic

Also known as plexiglass, acrylicis a transparent thermoplastic with similar properties as polycarbonate. It's often used as an alternative to glass due to its impact resistance. Its transparency made it one of the clearest plastics on the market, and it's often used in applications where optical clarity is essential.

It has outstanding strength and stiffness and is easy to fabricate. Acrylic sheets are easy to thermoform and bond well with different adhesives or solvents. Furthermore, its weathering properties make it a superb choice for outdoor applications, and it's also resistant to a wide range of chemicals.

Applications of acrylic:

  • Signage

  • Aquariums

  • Skylights

  • Retail displays

  • Drums and containers

  • Lighting fixtures

  • Lenses

  • Security barriers

  • Medical devices

Since acrylics come in different variants and colors, it provides versatility and aesthetic qualities. It's a material well-known in almost all industries to support their multiple projects and applications.

Polycarbonate

This versatile engineering material is naturally transparent and amorphous thermoplastic like acrylics. It's also available in different colors for aesthetic purposes. But its initial state allows for excellent light transmission with the same wavelength as glass. Due to its transparency and high impact resistance, it's used in multiple applications where both properties are essential, such as bulletproof glass.

It melts in extremely high temperatures. But it can be cooled again without predominantly affecting its quality. In addition, it can be easily scratched, even though it's shatter-resistant. But a layer of specialized coating can make it scratch-proof.

Applications of polycarbonate plastic:

  • Collective safety measures (Machine guards)

  • Transportation

  • Electronics

  • Agriculture

  • Building applications

High flexibility is another feature of polycarbonate panels, which can be bent at room temperature without breaking or cracking. So it's an excellent choice for prototype applications.

UHMW

Ultra-High Molecular Weight (UHMW) Polyethylene is a thermoplastic material that offers a well balanced property profile that includes a unique combination of wear and corrosion resistance, a low friction surface, excellent impact strength and FDA compliant composition.

An excellent general purpose material, UHMW is a cost-effective solution for food handling problems. Its natural formulation, but also many of its color variations, meet FDA guidelines for food processing and handling. From food processing to packaging, bulk material handling to pharmaceutical processing, UHMW can improve your business performance. If your process machinery has problems with noise, premature wear, stretched chains, unscheduled downtime or expensive replacements, UHMW solves those problems and your machinery runs longer and smoother.

Applications of UHMW:

  • Conveyor Systems

  • Food Processing Equipment

  • Agricultural Machinery

  • Packaging

  • Chain Guides

PEEK

PEEK or polyetheretherketoneis a high-performance thermoplastic with crystalline properties. It has incredible flame resistance, mechanical strength, chemical resistance, moisture uptake, and outstanding dimensional stability.

This engineering material is ideal for applications where thermal, chemical, and combustion properties are critical. Furthermore, it's rigid, tough, and has high tensile strength, so it's used in demanding applications, such as aerospace and semiconductor processing.

Applications of PEEK:

  • Piston parts

  • Pumps

  • Bearings

  • Cable insulation

  • HPLC columns

Why Choose Emco Industrial Plastics?

Apart from our wide array of industrial plastic selections, you will experience many other benefits that will enhance your projects. These benefits can aid you in achieving a solution that will lead to a satisfied customer or end user.

Some benefits of working with us:

  • Cutting-edge saws for cut-to-size material with high accuracy and precision

  • Highly-skilled craftsmen to produce quality engineered plastic parts according to your specifications

  • A knowledgeable team who will answer any of your questions regarding our products and services

Being in the industry for long helped us understand our clients have unique preferences and special requests. With our long list of industrial plastic options, you'll find one that will fit your needs and meet your expectations. If you're still unsure, don't worry since we'll help you find the best product, depending on its intended application and many other factors.

Trust Emco Industrial Plastics to Deliver Your Plastic Needs

We strive to deliver customer satisfaction with our top-tier services. Whether you're looking for polycarbonate plastic or acrylic sheets, we have it in stock. Our modernized saw can cut it for you if you have a specific size and shape in mind.

If you have any questions or concerns about our services and products, don't hesitate to contact us today. You may also request a quote for more substantial projects, and we'll develop a solution that works.

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