Performance Plastics LTD: Advantages of High Performance Polymer Bearings and Bushings

Plastic is a fantastic material that is used in practically everything from playground equipment to lawn mowers to vehicles. But what about as a bearing or bushing? Many engineers resist using plastic bearings, thinking they won’t stand up to harsh environments, extreme temps, heavy loads or high speeds. Some engineers believe in metallic bearings and […]

Don’t Machine When You Can Injection Mold with Performance Plastics Ltd.

Are you using machined polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) parts – otherwise known as Telfon® – and are interested in finding a lower-cost alternative? Then talk to Performance Plastics about precision injection molding instead. PTFE parts have some great properties. The dielectric strength is high. Dissipation is low. Most chemicals don’t have an affect. They’re heat and cold resistant. […]

It’s Not Tight Tolerance Unless You Can Measure It!

As you’re designing and manufacturing your next application, wouldn’t it be ideal if you could analyze all the parts, compare them to the original drawings and get results quickly … all without damage? Then talk to Performance Plastics about an industrial computed tomography (CT) scan. Industrial CT scanning gives you access to the inner workings […]

Performance Plastics, LTD. Adds to Its Line of EnduroSharp® Accessory Tools

Products will be on display at the MRO Americas Aviation Week Show next month Performance Plastics is pleased to announce two additions to its EnduroSharp® line of accessory tools: the EnduroSharp® Torlon® Adhesive Reamer (TAR) and Adhesive Cutter (TAC). EnduroSharp® TAR tools are non-metallic, multi-fluted, straight-walled reamers. They are used to remove non-metallic debris such […]

Flexibility and Strength: Performance Plastics Ltd. and Nylon Offer You Both

Nylon might not always be the first material that comes to mind when you think about making products for compressors and pumps, or military and defense applications … unless you’re working with Performance Plastics Ltd. The world’s first commercially successful version of nylon was created in 1935. Over the decades, it proved to be a […]

Let Performance Plastics Ltd. Show You How PEEK Injection Molded Plastic is Taking the Place of Metal

Does your new part design demand the high strength that metal provides, but you’d rather avoid metal’s weight and corrosion risk? Then talk to Performance Plastics about polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resins instead. PEEK is a mainstay material for a growing variety of applications in many different industries. It’s popular due in large part to its excellent […]

When Other ULTEM® Injection Molders Lose Their Cool, Performance Plastics Stays Strong

Need to create translucent injection-molded parts that won’t warp or lose dimensional stability when the heat is on? Then look no further than Performance Plastics, which has a wealth of polyetherimide (PEI, brand name ULTEM®) resin options available. With nearly 100 grades of resin suitable for injection molding, ULTEM is used in an astonishing array […]

What You Don’t Know About FEP/PFA Injection Molding Is Costing You Money

A fluoropolymer is one of the growing number of fluorocarbon-based polymers. They are widely used in healthcare applications due to their biocompatibility, lubricity, sterilizability, chemical inertness, thermal stability, barrier properties and high purity. However, when compared with other resins, they are significantly more expensive and require special techniques to injection mold due to their shear […]

The Secret Hiding in Aircraft Mechanics’ Toolboxes

By Rich Reed, Vice President of Sales & Marketing Look in any aircraft mechanic’s big red rolling toolbox and you might see a few items that aren’t offered in any toolmaker’s catalog or tool vendor’s truck. Somewhere in there, you’ll probably find a sharpened putty knife, scribe, or utility blade that the mechanic uses to remove […]