Engineering Plastics

K&E Plastics, Inc.
141 Morse Road
Bennington VT 05201
Phone:(802) 375-0011
Fax:(802) 375-0022
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Specialty Engineering Plastics

Generally speaking, engineering plastics are utilized when specific high levels of performance are required. These are usually thermoplastics that may be resistant to chemicals, have high wear or heat resistance or superior electrical characteristics. The exact demands being placed on a part will determine which of these plastics will be necessary for its production.

While K&E is not in the business of determining exactly which plastics our customers should use for their parts, we are able to provide the tools and specifications that will help make that decision an easier one. It is important that parts are not “over-engineered” to call for the more exotic materials then necessary as the top end plastics can be very expensive. Contact us for specific engineering plastic specifications.

Some of these plastics are well-known by their trade names like Delrin® (acetal), Teflon® (Polytetrafluoroethylene) or Ultem® (Polyetherimide). Some are known by their chemical name abbreviation, like PEEK (Polyetheretherketone). Many, if not most, of these materials are not familiar to the plastic parts buyer until their specific strengths are required.

K&E has experience with Ultem® machining, Delrin® machining, and machining of most of the other engineering and specialty plastics. Many of these plastics machine beautifully and are very easy to work with. Some require special tools due to additives or fillers, but we have developed a tool roster which can meet most demands.