Specialized Plastic Types
Moon Tool & Die Co. can manufacture products from just about any material, but we specialize in Delrin, Teflon, Nylon, and Peek plastics. Each plastic type has unique performance characteristics that should be considered when selecting the right material for your application.
An acetal homopolymer designed to replace metal. It combines low-friction and high-wear resistance with the high strength and stiffness. This plastic type has good colorability and an operating temperature range of -40 degrees Celsius to 120 degrees Celsius. It also offers excellent dimensional stability in high precision molding. Common uses include gears, safety-restraint components, door system parts, medical delivery devices, fasteners, and ski bindings.
A brand name for polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE. It’s a synthetic fluoropolymer compound with an extremely high melting point and low friction coefficient. The material is also water-resistant and non-reactive. Typical uses are non-stick coatings, heavy-machinery lubricants, and catheter coatings.
A family of synthetic polymers that are melt-processed into fibers, films, and shapes. They have excellent abrasion- and wear-resistance, high tensile strength, good compressive strength, and are easily machinable. Nylon polymers are found in apparel, flooring, molded car parts, electrical equipment, and packaging films.
Polyetheretherketone, or PEEK, is a colorless organic thermoplastic polymer. It has excellent chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, good wear and abrasion resistance, and a long lifespan. This plastic type can withstand high temperatures, has a low friction coefficient, and good radiation-resistance. Typical uses include oil and vacuum pumps, seals, supporting rings, hydraulic valves, gears, thrust washers, switching jacks, plug connectors, wafer carriers, valve seats, and food-contact components.