Thermoplastic compounds are defined as thermoplastic polymers that have been customized with additives and colors so that final materials are ready for further processing (injection molding, extrusion molding, blow molding). Polypropylene is often enhanced with additives that reinforce and strengthen plastic parts. Specialty compounding can make plastics perform at a higher level than traditional plastic. Polyvinyl chloride polymers are regularly enhanced to make the plastic flexible and easy to process. Our team can also add extra UV stabilizers or flame retardancy.
Almost all thermoplastic materials can be made as a specialized compound. When looking for the best specialty compounding New York has, make sure the company offers a variety of color, material, and specialty compounding options.
The options are vast for specialty compounding. It is common for an individual to come across some specialty compounded plastic part. Many industries utilize this plastic processing technique.
If you own or drive a car, it contains specialty compounded parts on both the interior and exterior. Compounding is used by auto engineers because the material is colorful, durable, and affordable. Headlamp covers and side-view mirrors have added UV protection to ensure colors do not fade from spending all day in the sun.
Consumer goods greatly benefit from this manufacturing method. Everyday products include food storage containers, baby bottles, and other products approved for food contact. Glow-in-the-dark plastic is made through specialty compounding.
Other industries include:
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