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Material Expertise

Proper material selection is one of four pillars in our Manufacturing by Design process. Using the right material creates the best value. Our team knows the strengths, weaknesses and characteristics of most materials, so you never have to worry.

Commodity Resins

Commodity resins are less expensive and easier to process than engineered resins, but do not perform well in harsh environments due to poor mechanical, thermal and chemical properties. We have years of experience running prime, recycled and re-processed commodity resins.  Below is a list of commodity resins frequently run at Thogus:

  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
  • ...and many more

Engineered resins

Engineered resins are formulated to stand up to the harshest conditions. At Thogus, we have the experience to run even the most challenging materials and the know-how to find alternatives to suit your project.  Below is a list of engineered resins frequently run at Thogus:

  • Nylon (PA6, PA66, and PA12)
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
  • Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Tritan by Eastman (BPA free co-polyester)
  • Acetal (POM)
  • Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK)
  • Polyvinylidene Difluoride (PVDF)
  • Polyether Imide (PEI)
  • Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
  • …and many more.

Don’t see the combination you need?

Don’t see the combination you need? We can create something custom for you! Custom resin formulations can be compounded using a variety of resins and fillers. Benefits of different combinations include:

  • Radiation shielding
  • EFI/RMI shielding
  • High strength
  • Light weight
  • Noise reduction
  • Vibration dampening
  • Medical sterilization

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