Improved and new materials are important milestones when it comes to technological developments. In our portfolio you will find engi­neer­ing and high-temperature plastics with suitable characteristics/ pro­perties for all kinds of different applications. Optimized sliding properties, low abrasion, high operating temperatures, strength, dimensional stability and chemical resistance are the best pre­req­ui­sites for replacing conventional materials, both successfully and economically. 

Material selection

Ensinger offers semi-finished materials, precision profiles and prefabricated parts from a range of more than 100 different materials – extending to complete assemblies.

Furthermore, almost 500 polymer modifications can be achieved. The application conditions involved determine the material selection.

Selection criteria

Key advantages of plastics

The metallic components of medical-technical devices are in­creasingly being replaced by high-quality plastics. For ex­ample, the aluminium handle of an ultrasonic drill is made of the high-temperature thermoplastic, TECAPEEK. The result is simpler handling due to a considerable reduction in weight and a more economic manufacturing process with the injection moulding technology.

Application engineering advisors

Classification of plastics

Classification of plasticsPolyamide Imides (PAI)Polyimides (PI)Polyethersulphone (PES)Polyphenylsulphone (PPSU)Polyetherimide (PEI)Polysulphone (PSU)Polycarbonate High-Temperature (PC-HT)PolyarylsulphonesPolyetherketones (PEK)Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)Liquid-Crystal Polymer (LCP)Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA)Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE)Polychlortrifluorethylene (PCTFE)Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)Fluoric PolymersPolyaryletherketones (PAEK)Polycarbonate (PC)Trimethyl Hexamethylene Diamine, Terephthalic Acid Step-Growth Polymer (PA6-3-T)Polyamide 46 (PA46)Polyethylenterephthalat (PET)Polyamide 66 (PA66)Polybutylenterephthalat (PBT)Polyamide 6 (PA6)Polyoxymethylene (POM)Polymethylpentene (PMP)Polyamide 11 (PA11)Polyamide 12 (PA12)Polyphenylene Ethers (PPE)Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)Polystyrene (PS)Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN)Styrene Polymers (PS)Polypropylene (PP)Polyethylene (PE)High Temperature PlasticsEngineering PlasticsStandard Plastics