Improved and new materials are important milestones when it comes to technological developments. In our portfolio you will find engineering and high-temperature plastics with suitable characteristics/ properties for all kinds of different applications.
Optimized sliding properties, low abrasion, high operating temperatures, strength, dimensional stability and chemical resistance are the best prerequisites for replacing conventional materials, both successfully and economically.
Ensinger offers semi-finished materials, precision profiles and prefabricated parts from a range of more than 100 different materials – extending to complete assemblies. Furthermore, almost 500 polymer modifications can be achieved. 

Key advantages of plastics

The metallic components of medical-technical devices are increasingly being replaced by high-quality plastics. For example, the aluminium handle of an ultrasonic drill is often made these days of the high-temperature thermoplastic, TECAPEEK. The result is not only simpler handling, due to a considerable reduction in weight, but also a more economic manufacturing process, as important production steps are performed simultaneously with injection moulding technology, in contrast to processing aluminium.

Classification of plastics

Classification of plasticsPolybenzimidazole (PBI)Thermoplastic Polyimides (TPI)Polyamide Imides (PAI)Polyimides (PI)Polyethersulphone (PES)Polyphenylsulphone (PPSU)Polyetherimide (PEI)Polysulphone (PSU)Polycarbonate High-Temperature (PC-HT)PolyarylsulphonesPolyetherketones (PEK)Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)Liquid-Crystal Polymer (LCP)Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA)Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE)Polychlortrifluorethylene (PCTFE)Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)Fluoric PolymersPolyaryletherketones (PAEK)Polycarbonate (PC)Trimethyl Hexamethylene Diamine, Terephthalic Acid Step-Growth Polymer (PA6-3-T)Polyamide 46 (PA46)E-Caprolactam, Hexamethylenediamine, Terephthalic Acid Copolyamide (PA6/6T)Polyethylenterephthalat (PET)Polyamide 66 (PA66)Polybutylenterephthalat (PBT)Polyamide 6 (PA6)Polyoxymethylene (POM)Polymethylpentene (PMP)Polyamide 11 (PA11)Polyamide 12 (PA12)Polyphenylene Ethers (PPE)Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)Polystyrene (PS)Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN)Styrene Polymers (PS)Polypropylene (PP)Polyethylene (PE)High Temperature PlasticsEngineering PlasticsStandard Plastics