Thermoplastic Polymers

PolyVisions Finds Solutions in Thermoplastic Polymers

PolyVisions has mastered the use of thermoplastic polymers, turning plastic material into world class solutions to meet their client’s requirements. Established in 1986, PolyVisions Inc. has now become one of the most reliable plastic compounders serving clients across industries.

Thermoplastics or thermoplastic polymers are a plastic material which can be moulded or reshaped by heating. This material becomes soft when subjected to heating process. It can be re-heated several times until a perfect mould is created. Once thermoplastic cools down, it sets to its new form with a smooth yet hard finish.

Materials Made of Thermoplastics

Today, thermoplastic polymer has several uses. It is a material that can be found in the most frequently used objects including safety helmets, squeeze bottles, acrylic lenses, foam cups and the like. Thermoplastics are highly recyclable. The material is capable of withstanding several heating and moulding.

Because of the ability of these materials to be heated, melted and reshaped without a change in their properties, thermoplastic polymers such as household containers and plastic bottles can be grounded, heated, refined and reused.

The melting point of thermoplastic is at 120 to 180 degrees Celsius. At this temperature, the plastic material turns into a liquid pasty form. By turning it into a liquid form, it can be casted into different types of shapes and used to create other useful objects.

Types of Thermoplastics

Examples of thermoplastic materials include polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride and polyethylene among many others. These are often used for packaging materials. Other types of thermoplastic polymers include nylons, acrylics, polyesters, etc.

Because of its self-lubricating and abrasion resistance properties, nylon is commonly used for making zippers, fishing lines and ropes. With its strength and impact resistance, polyethylene is a common material used for making toys and buckets. PVC or polyvinyl chloride on the other hand, can be turned into hose pipes, floor tiles and cable coatings while acrylic is used for lenses, windows and goggles.

PolyVisions Inc. works with a long list of thermoplastic polymers including those mentioned above. With an extensive knowledge in materials science and the availability of state of the art facility, PolyVisions is capable of modifying thermoplastics not only through heating and moulding but also by blending it with other materials.

PolyVisions’ Industry Wide Reliability

PolyVisions’ long list of clientele includes the food packaging and food processing industries. The company uses unique polymer grating techniques applied to a wide range of resins. This makes their product safe to be used in the food market. They have FDA approval.

The wire and cable industries along with the health care and transportation industries also benefit from PolyVisions’ expertise in plastic compounding. To PolyVisions, polymer is not just a plastic material. They make solutions out of polymers, solutions that meet their clients’ needs. If you are looking for a solution for your business requirements, visit PolyVisions’ website and find out how they can help you. Whether your problem concerns thermoplastic polymers or any type of plastic compounding, Polyvisions Inc.’s world class customer support team should be able to assist you with your queries.