Materials

We offer a wide selection of plastic raw materials to suit our customers' specific applications. It’s all about choosing the right type of plastic for a particular product or end-use.

We can offer a combination of materials in a range of colours. Our unique colour matching capability and unique high-quality additives enable us to produce any colour combination, including RAL or Pantone.

We use a portfolio of different plastics that support a variety of different functions and applications depending on the customer needs. We apply our expertise to understand the customer application to propose the right plastic for the profile.

Features and benefits

  • Selection of materials available (RPVC, SPVC, PS, ABS/ASA, PMMA, PC, PP, PE, TPE, Noryl, PETG, Biodegradable material, Wood fibre and Recycled material)
  • Colour matching lab
  • Engineering support to determine optimal formulation for customers’ application
  • Ability to develop our own compounds and recipes
  • Testing and developing new materials
  • Ability to produce special, unique colourings
  • All RAL and pantone colours available
  • Lab equipment for colour mixing and testing
  • Mix our own compounds on site and recycle our own waste for re-use

Materials

Material Type Specific Gravity Softening Temp °C Properties Typical Uses Market
RPVC
(Rigid PVC extrusions)
1.4 – 1.6 65 – 75
  • Extremely versatile
  • Wide range of colours and grades (including clear grades)
  • Indoor and outdoor use
  • Food grades available
  • Low cost
  • Windows
  • Tubes
  • Trunking
  • Glazing
  • Trims
  • Packaging
  • Inserts
  • Ticketing strips
  • Point of purchase
  • Tile edge trims
  • Swimmingpool covers
  • Cablemanagement systems
  • Partition walls
  • Fingersafe profiles
  • Door profiles
  • Top sealing
  • Side sealing
  • Bottom sealing
  • Decorative profiles
  • Edge protectors
  • Cladding profiles
  • Building
  • Doors
  • Greenhouses
  • Construction
  • HVAC
SPVC
(flexible PVC extrusion)
1.2 – 1.6
  • Various softness up to semi-rigid
  • Wide range of colours and grades plus clear
  • Used mainly indoors, some external use
  • Filled or unfilled grades available
  • Low cost
  • Hosing
  • Gaskets
  • Seals
  • Fenders
  • Bumpers
  • Handrails
  • Sleeves
  • Trims
  • T- edging strips
  • Roofprofiles
  • Skirting
  • Garden hoses
  • Airco hoses
  • Agricultural hoses
  • Building
  • Roofs
  • Transport
  • HVAC
ABS 1.0 – 1.2 85 – 105
  • Clear grades
  • Good high and low temperature performance
  • Good adhesive properties
  • Mainly internal use
  • Most grades are food approved
  • Good rigidity and chemical resistance
  • High impact, medium cost
  • Fire resistant grades available
  • Water transfer tubing
  • Cold rooms
  • Freezer cabinets
  • Bumpers
  • Building
  • Construction
  • Doors
ASA 1.0 – 1.2 85 – 105
  • Good high and low temperature performance
  • Good UV resistance
  • Good adhesive properties
  • Good rigidity and chemical resistance
  • Good weather resistance
  • High impact, medium cost
  • Panels
  • Ventilation components
  • Marine
  • Signage
  • Windows
  • Greenhouses
  • HVAC
  • Building
PS
(Polystyrene)
Styrosun
(Outdoor grade)
1.0 70 – 75
  • Mostly used indoors
  • Some external use
  • Good adhesive properties
  • Range of colours also clear grades available
  • Medium cost
  • Fire resistant grades available
  • Outdoor grades
  • Point of purchase
  • Light diffusers
  • Filter systems
  • Furniture
  • Point of purchase
  • HVAC
POLYETHYLENE
High and low density
0.97 (HD)
0.91 (LD)
65
  • Good resistance to chemical environments
  • Used indoors and outdoors
  • Good low temperature performance
  • Low toxicity levels, low cost, tough
  • Low smoke, zero halogen grades available
  • Water and gas pipe
  • Tubes
  • Packaging
  • Protective trims
  • Waste water treatment
  • Food
  • Agriculture
  • Water
  • Industry
POLYPROPYLENE
Homo-polymer and co-polymer
0.90 90
  • Good resistance to chemical environments
  • Extremely tough but the co-polymer hinges well
  • Good high temperature performance
  • Mainly indoor but some external use
  • Low toxicity levels, LSOH grades available
  • Bio-degradable, low cost
  • Homo-polymer is clearer and stiffer
  • Non load bearing hinges
  • Tubing
  • Protective plant and tree sleeves
  • Oil pump tubes
  • Kitchencoverlist
  • Refrigerate profiles
  • Furniture
  • Consumer products
  • Energy
  • HVAC
PETG 1.27 75
  • Food approved
  • High clarity
  • High impact
  • Medium cost
  • UV stable grades available
  • Point of purchase
  • Card shelves
  • Menu holders
  • Electronic component carrier tubes
  • "Green" POP
  • Point of purchase
PMMA  1.20 80
  • High clarity
  • Good impact resistance
  • Medium cost
  • Good light transmission
  • Point of purchase
  • Card shelves
  • Menu holders
  • Lighting applications
  • Point of purchase
  • Transport
POLYCARBONATE 1.20 120
  • Good high temperature performance
  • Extremely strong
  • Wide range of grades available including U.V. stabilised and superior flame retardant grades
  • Clear and opaque grades availableHigher cost
  • Limited chemical resistance
  • Light diffusers, low voltage light tubes for marking and directing applications
  • Roof trims
  • Light box
  • Swimmingpoolcovers
  • Led lighting
  • Bed
  • Building
  • Swimmingpool
  • Transport
  • Houshold
PC/ABS ALLOYS 1.2 110
  • Good high temperature performance
  • Superior flame retardant properties
  • Reasonable chemical resistance
  • Electrical shrouds
  • Profiles that call for superior flame retardance
  • Building
TPE
(SBS & SEBS)
Co-Tri-Extrusion
0.9 – 1.2
  • Wide range of grades and hardness
  • Including clear grades
  • Co-extrudes to HIPS & polypropylene
  • Replaces flexible PVC
  • Medical uses
  • Good recovery
  • Good cold set
  • Tubing, straps
  • Labels
  • Door seals
  • Top seals
  • Side seals
  • Bottom sealing
  • Finger Safe Profiles
  • Gaskets
  • Frame profiles
  • Industrial Doors
TPV
(EPDM Rubber & Polypropylene)
1.0 125
  • Good temperature performance
  • Good range of grades & hardness
  • Goods recovery
  • Good cold set
  • Drinking water grades
  • Doorseal
  • Topsealing
  • Side Sealing
  • Bottom Sealing
  • Industrial Doors
TPU
(Polyurethane)
Co-Tri-Extrusion
1.1
  • Polyether & polyester type
  • Co-extrudes to rigid PVC
  • Mainly harder grades
  • Good recovery
  • Good wear & tear properties
  • Dynamic applications
  • Good clarity
  • Fire resistant grades
  • Good tube bend grades
  • Drinking water grades
  • Marine and underwater applications
  • Shutters
  • hinges
  • Building
  • Construction
  • Building
  • HVAC
EVA
  • Good recovery
  • Range of hardness
  • Good clarity
  • Gaskets
  • Labels
  • Tubing
  • Transport
  • Cattlebreeding
Bioplastics 1.3 130
  • Bio based and biodegradable
  • Purpose indoor/outdoor use
  • Short cyclic CO2
  • Water resistant
  • Easy colourable
  • Production of biobased material for example requires 65% less energy compared to polyethylene production
  • Clips for the tree-, fruit and floriculture (grows inline with trunk)
  • Guindens
  • Greenhouses