Injection Molding Engineered Plastics 

Engineered plastics are a group of thermoplastics with physical properties that allow for prolonged performance in demanding environments. In some cases, they can even replace metals or ceramics.

Engineered Plastic Applications

In comparison with more widely used commodity plastics, engineered plastics have better mechanical and thermal properties as well as heightened resistance to chemicals and wear. Uses for engineered plastics include:

  • Structural applications
  • Gears
  • Bearings
  • Electronic devices

Engineering Plastic Types

Engineered plastics are typically produced in small quantities and tend to be more expensive. Common types of these plastics include:

  • Polyamides
  • Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
  • Polyesters
  • Polycarbonates
  • Acetals

Benefits of Engineered Plastics

Engineered plastic materials offer a wide range of benefits across numerous applications, industries, and specificities of what you are looking for.

Here are some of the benefits of Bruin's engineered plastics:

  • Lightweight: Thermoplastics are typically lightweight which makes them suitable for applications that require weight reduction. 
  • Chemical Resistance: Thermoplastics are highly resistant to chemicals, including acids and bases. This is beneficial for applications like chemical processing.
  • Simplified Processing: Thermoplastics are easily molded, extruded, and formed using injection molding techniques.
  • Durability: Engineered thermoplastics are durable and long-lasting, withstanding various environmental conditions.
  • Cost-Effective: Thermoplastics are cost-effective in comparison to other materials like metals, which can be more expensive.
  • Design Flexibility: Engineered thermoplastics are versatile which allows for creative and complex designs. 

With these benefits, engineered plastics are an excellent choice for your specific business needs.

Bruin Manufacturing works with top suppliers to obtain the highest quality engineered plastics for products our team manufactures. 

Find out if engineered plastics are right for your product by partnering with Bruin Manufacturing. Let’s work together.


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