We use two types of materials depending on the product specifications; GENERAL PURPOSE POLYSTYRENE or HIGH IMPACT POLYSTYRENE. Both are low cost, hard, rigid materials with high gloss and transparency and available in a wide range of colours. The HIPS material is used when a certain impact resistance is required, both materials are widely used for household appliances, toys, disposable cups and more.
HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE) is one of the most versatile thermoplastic materials to manufacture with. It has great rigidity, hardness, heat resistance, chemical resistances and is very easy to colour. HDPE is used to make every thing from bottles and packaging to toys and appliances.
Acrylic is a hard, rigid material which maintains its clarity even with thick sections or long exposure to the outside atmosphere. Mouldings can be joined using solvents or welded using ultrasonic welding. Parts can be machined but care needs to be taken as it is easily scratched.
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a tough material with a wide range of possible properties ranging from high impact, scratch resistance, high gloss, mechanical strength and good dimensional stability. Mouldings can be easily machined on conventional machinery and can be joined by welding or adhesives.