29th January 2017

Thermoplastics

In addition to our Devlon range of specifically formulated materials and where applications dictate, James Walker Devol can supply over 50 different materials. The most common of these include…

PTFE

  • Chemically inert
  • High temperature range
  • Low friction
  • High thermal co-efficient of friction
  • Filled and unfilled grades are available

PCTFE

  • Chemical resistance
  • High tensile strength
  • Good transparency
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Suitable for cryogenic applications

PEEK

  • Good radiation resistance
  • High operating temperature
  • Good electrical properties
  • Good load bearing
  • Chemical resistance
  • Filled and unfilled grades are available

UHMWPE

  • Exceptional toughness
  • Low friction
  • High impact strength
  • Good abrasion strength

Vespel

  • Heat resistance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Chemical resistance
  • Highest temperature range

Polypropylene

  • Low density (buoyant in water)
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Good electrical insulator
  • Low tensile strength
  • Low elastic modulus

Acetal

  • Easily machined
  • Dimensional stability
  • High strength and stiffness
  • Reasonable load capacity