OL - Oskar Lehmann GmbH & Co. KG

Oskar Lehmann GmbH & Co. KG
Plastics processing, mold making

Alte Chaussee 59-70
32825 Blomberg-Donop

Fon: +49 (5236) 898-0
Fax: +49 (5236) 898-44

E-Mail: info@olplastik.de
Internet: www.olplastik.de

Synthetic glossary

  • ABS Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

    +  high impact and notched impact strength, even at low temperatures
    +  high mechanical strength and stiffness
    +  high mechanical strength and stiffness
    +  high hardness and scratch resistance
    +  good thermal shock resistance
    +  low water absorption
    +  high dimensional stability
    +  good resistance to chemicals (except for solvents!)
    +  very easy to paint, galvanize, or print on
  • PA Polyamide (Nylon)

    +  high strength, stiffness, and hardness
    +  high thermostability
    +  high abrasion resistance, good anti-friction properties
    +  high resistance against solvents, fuels, and oils
    -  moderate dimensional stability and variable hardness
  • PC Polycarbonate

    +  high transparency
    +  good toughness
    +  high stiffness
    +  high accuracy to gage
    +  high dimensional stability
    +  low water absorption
    -  tends to form stress cracks
  • PE Polyethylene

    +  low density
    +  high toughness and elongation at break
    +  good chemical resistance
    +  low water absorption
    -  low thermostability
  • POM Polyoxymethylene, Polyformaldehyde, Polyacetal

    +  high stiffness, strength and hardness
    +  high toughness down to -30 °C
    +  good springiness properties
    +  low water absorption
    +  good resistance to chemicals
    +  good abrasion resistance
    +  good anti-friction properties
  • PP Polypropylene

    +  low density (0,9 g/cm³)
    +  very high resistance to chemicals
    +  well-balanced between hardness, stiffness, and toughness
    +  low water absorption
    -  moderate thermostability
  • PSN Polystyrene (crystal clear)

    +  transparent
    +  low water absorption
    +  very stiff
    +  neutral taste and smell
    +  very easy to print on, weld, and paint
    +  low shrinkage and warpage
    -  limited resistance to chemicals
  • PSI Polystyrene Impact SB

    +  opaque
    +  impact-resistant
    +  stiff to flexible
    +  low water absorption
    +  very easy to print on, weld, and paint
    +  low shrinkage and warpage
  • PVC Polyvinylchloride

    +  good resilience
    +  low cold flow
    +  high toughness
    +  high resistance to chemicals
  • TPU Thermoplastic Polyurethane

    +  high wear resistance
    +  high flexibility over a wide temperature range
    +  good resistance against oils, greases, and many solvents
    +  good damping properties
    +  good resilience
    +  good dynamic loading capacity

These specifications are non-binding. The properties can vary depending on the manufacturer, type, or use of fillers.

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