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Acetal

For general purpose parts in wet environments.

Product Profile:

  • Low moisture absorption
  • High strength, stiffness
  • Excellent machinability
  • Copolymer & Homopolymer
  • Direct food contact, FDA compliant

Proven Applications:

  • Bearings & Bushings
  • Electrical Components
  • Structural Keels
  • Gears
  • Rollers

CPVC

Product Profile:

  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Weather resistant
  • Temperatures to 210°F
  • Impact resistant
  • Thermal & Electrical Insulator

Proven Applications:

  • Plating Equipment
  • Tanks & Liners
  • Ductwork
  • Etchers
  • Fume Hoods & Scrubbers
  • Hot Water

Nylon

The first choice for general purpose wear and structural components.

Product Profile:

  • Broadest size range availability
  • Good mechanical & electrical properties
  • Ideal balance of strength & toughness
  • Many grade options: FDA Compliant, Internally Lubricated, Heat Stabilized
  • Castable to finished parts and near net shapes (Nylon 6)

Proven Applications:

  • Bearings
  • Rollers, Wheels, Wear Components
  • Wear Pads
  • Gears
  • Diffuser Nozzles
  • Insulators

Polycarbonate

High impact strength with heat resistance to 250°F.

Product Profile:

  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Excellent optical properties
  • Good dielectric properties
  • Economical thermal performance
  • High modulus of elasticity

Proven Applications:

  • Insulators
  • Sight glasses
  • Manifolds
  • Diaphragms
  • Covers

Polyethylene

Product Profile:

  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Exceptional abrasion resistance
  • Excellent machinability
  • High tensile strength
  • Low water absorption

Proven Applications:

  • Bins & Liners
  • Tanks
  • Laboratory Vessels
  • Cutting Boards
  • Slides

Polypropylene

Product Profile:

  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Low specific gravity
  • East to fabricate
  • Most dimensionally stable polyolefin
  • High tensile strength
  • Working temperature to 212°F

Proven Applications:

  • Plating Equipment
  • Tanks
  • Ductwork
  • Etchers
  • Fume Hoods & Scrubbers
  • Orthopedic

PVC

Product Profile:

  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Weather resistant
  • Temperatures to 140°F
  • Impact resistant
  • Thermal & Electrical Insulator
  • Self-Extinguishing (UL 94 V-O)

Proven Applications:

  • Plating Equipment
  • Tanks and Liners
  • Ductwork
  • Etchers
  • Fume Hoods
  • Scrubbers

PVDF

Excellent chemical resistance and provides high performance in heat resistance and electrical insulation.

Product Profile:

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Excellent flame resistance (UL94 V-O)
  • Resistance to UV and nuclear radiation in natural form
  • Excellent corrosion resistance

Proven Applications:

  • Process Equipment
  • Tank Liners
  • Wet Process Stations
  • Etcher Parts
  • Valves & Pumps
  • Seals & Gaskets

PTFE

Excellent chemical, electrical, frictional, and thermal properties. One of the lowest coefficient of frictions available. (We do not recommend welding Teflon using Seelye Acquisitions' welder due to high toxic fumes.)

Product Profile:

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Temperature to 550°F
  • Lowest coefficients of friction
  • Excellent electrical insulation
  • Excellent frictional & thermal properties

Proven Applications:

  • Diaphragms, Packings
  • Piston Rings, Slides
  • Rollers, Food Processing
  • Medical Equipment
  • Gaskets, Washers
  • Insulators, Bearing Pads
  • Bar Guides, Linings
  • Seals & Seats

UHMW

Low coefficient of friction, superior abrasion resistance, and high corrosion resistance.

Product Profile:

  • Excellent Abrasion Resistance
  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Approved by FDA, USDA & Sanitary 3A
  • High Shock Strength
  • Low Water Absorption
  • Low Coefficient of Friction
  • Self Lubricating
  • Low Temperature Resistance (Cryogenic)

Proven Applications:

  • Chute Liners
  • Chain Guides
  • Skid Pates
  • Conveyor Guides
  • Slides
  • Suction Box Covers
  • Bucket Liners
  • Slurry Pipe

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