Polymershapes has a vast array of plastic material types to meet your needs, whatever they might be. Regardless of your project, you can rely on us to help you pick out the perfect form of plastic from our plastic material list. Give us a call to discuss the details of your job. We can give you examples of plastic materials that will work best for your requirements. Take a moment to look through our list of plastics first, then we can work together to find out what you need.

Plastic Materials

We have a variety of plastic material types from which to choose. What type of job do you need to fulfill? Some of our plastics are best suited for gears, bushings, bearings, and similar parts. If you need bullet-resistant or wind-resistant plastic, then polycarbonate plastic may be your best bet. For POP displays, think about the benefits of expanded foam PVC.

Our plastic materials list is so expansive that we guarantee you’ll find the perfect plastic or composite material. For strength and clarity, consider acrylic. For ad displays, we have foam and paperboard, whereas HDPE is the best choice for projects that require a strong, thick plastic.

We have dozens of other plastic material examples. Get in touch with us to learn more about our plastic material types and to request a quote.

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ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

When you need a durable, versatile material, ABS is a gold standard in the industry. It’s perfect for fabrication via thermoforming and can be formed and molded into any shape a client requires.

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Acetal

For your engineering or auto-related products, nothing beats acetal. Whether you’re looking for sheets, rods, or tubes, we have a variety of options available for any project requiring a tough plastic.

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Acrylic

Find out why acrylic is one of the best-known and most popular plastic materials in the industry. Marvel at its optical clarity when it’s used to create windows and other clear partitions that are resistant to bullets and heavy winds.

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Aluminum Composite Materials

What’s lighter than aluminum but more durable at the same time? Aluminum composite material, or ACM. Consider it when you need a screen-printed sign, eye-catching graphics, or an unforgettable POP display.

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Aluminum Sheet and Coil

Opt for aluminum when you need a lightbox, an electric sign, or even a sidewall. We have aluminum sheets and coils for any project you can think of, and the ability to help you see it to fruition.

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Banner

Front-lit, backlit, blockout, mesh – Polymershapes has a variety of materials for banners to help you display your message in the most eye-popping manner possible. Ask about the different grades available when you request a quote.

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Bullet/Blast/Wind Resistant Security Glazing

Protect doors, windows, and other glass partitions, or safely glaze windows and enclosures. Ensure that bullets, heavy blasts, and crazy winds won’t do damage to your glass. We’re here to help.

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Expanded Foam PVC

Turn to expanded foam PVC for your graphics and signage needs. Choose a material that can easily withstand any type of weather. PVC is lightweight, versatile, and available in an array of colors.

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Fabrics/Textiles

Feel good about using repurposed materials. Talk to Polymershapes about plastics, textiles, and other materials made from recycled plastic. Be kind to the environment while getting precisely what you need.

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Foam and Paper Board

For your graphics and signage needs, consider foamboard and paperboard. Get a lightweight yet durable sign that you can easily move or paint. Both materials are available in printable grades as well.

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HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)

Need a material that can resist abrasions, chemicals, corrosion, and high impacts? Learn about the advantages of high-density polyethylene to find out if the crystalline, thermoformable plastic will work for you.

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HDU Board

To get extra dimension in your signs, let us introduce you to HDU board. The rigid foam is environmentally friendly, easy to prime, effortless to paint, and resists moisture absorption. Complete your project with a material that’s more long-lasting than wood.

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HIP (High Impact Polystyrene)

HIPS, or high impact polystyrene, is a strong, versatile plastic that’s well-suited for food packaging and a variety of other applications. Discuss the possibilities of using HIPS for your POP displays, paint components, or thermoformed machinery parts.

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Industrial PVC/CPVC

Does your project require a thermoplastic material with amorphous properties? Look no further than industrial PVC/CPVC. We have several types of PVC, all of which lend themselves well to fabrication and processing. Talk to us about it today.

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LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene)

Low-density polyethylene is a standout material for orthotics, machine shops, building and construction, and more. Find out if the flexible, lightweight plastic is a worthwhile option for your product or project.

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LED Lighting

Light up your signs to get a leg up on the competition. Use LED lights for a bright but eco-friendly display. You can even use LED lights to retrofit existing electric signage to give your brand a brand-new outlook.

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Magnetic Materials

Create new promo items or market eye-catching vehicle graphics with the help of magnetic materials. Polymershapes has magnetic rolls and sheeting. Take your promotional ideas to a new level with magnets.

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Did you know that nylon has been in fabrication for almost a century? The versatile thermoplastic is the perfect stand-in for metal, rubber, and other traditional materials. Learn more about its durability and strength.

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PAI, or polyamide-imide, is a thermoplastic with an impressive temperature range of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Choose from different grades, such as bearing or electrical, as well as grades filled with carbon or glass.

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Polyether ether ketone is a thermoplastic that’s popular with a variety of engineering projects. It can withstand high heat and high pressure. The rigid won’t corrode or wear down over time. Is it the right material for what you need?

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PEI (Polytetherimide) ULTEM

For engineering, electrical, mechanical, or thermal applications, look into the benefits of PEI ULTEM. You can paint, print, metalize, or hot stamp polyetherimide to fit your needs, making the amorphous thermoplastic a smart choice.

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PETG (Polyethylene terephthalate glycol)

Need an indoor retail display or a similar application? PETG, or polyethylene terephthalate glycol, is perfect for graphics. Easily fabricated, thermoformed, heat-bent, painted, and printed, it might be ideal for your project.

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Phenolic/Thermosets

Whether you know them as phenolics or thermosets, these machinable plastic materials combine resins with composite materials, resulting in a strong product that is abrasion-, chemical-, and impact-resistant.

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PI (Polyimide)

Looking for a material that can be used in the creation and manufacturing of automotive parts, bus and rail systems, chemical processing, valves and fittings, machine shops, and more? Learn about the benefits of Polyimide today.

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Polycarbonate

When you need a material that’s all but unbreakable, you can rely on polycarbonate plastic, also known as PC. Come for the excellent optical quality and stay for its strength and stiffness.

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Polyester (PET)

Some people think of pantsuits and ugly clothes when they think of polyester. Discover the truth about this unique material, which is strong, rigid, and able to be amorphous, crystalline, or a combination of both.

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Polypropylene (PP) Sheet

Due to polypropylene’s ability to stand up to sterilization materials, such as solvents and acids, PP sheets are popular for use as food storage. PP sheets also have excellent properties for electrical installation. Are they right for you?

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Polypropylene Twinwall

Polypropylene twinwall is simply corrugated plastic, but there’s nothing simple about the material. Talk to us about how it can be used in automotive manufacturing, food and beverage processing, and countertop and cabinetry templates.

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Polyurethane (PU)

Looking for a material that can handily replace ceramic, glass, or metal? Want to try something other than acetal, nylon, or polycarbonate? Uncover the advantages of polyurethane, a rigid material that’s resistant to chemicals and impacts.

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PPS (Polyphenylene sulfide)

PPS, or Polyphenylene sulfide, is a top-notch thermoplastic for engineering applications. The high-performance material offers chemical and thermal resistance and unbeatable mechanical properties.

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PPSU (Polyphenyl sulfone)

Working with Polymershapes ensures access to high-quality PPSU manufacturers, including industry leaders like Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials. Trust us to meet all of your needs for your high-level engineering projects.

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PTFE (Poly tetrafluroro ethylene)

PTFE is a must-have material for the food industry and for electronics. Rely on PTFE when you need a material with amazing electrical insulation and thermal properties. The non-toxic material is resistant to chemical agents and solvents.

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PVC-Acrylic

Explore our selection of PVC-Acrylic materials when you need something that’s easy to thermoform, strong enough to withstand impacts, and able to resist chemicals.

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Silicone and Adhesives

Whether you need a strong adhesive or a silicone-based sealant, Polymershapes has you covered. Enjoy knowing that the silicone and adhesives you’re using are resistant to the heat for long-lasting durability.

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UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene)

This thermoplastic material is semi-crystalline and comes with a wealth of advantages. It boasts a low friction coefficient, stellar impact strength, and unbeatable resistance to abrasion and corrosion.

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Vinyl Film

Consider vinyl film the next time you need a sign or an eye-catching graphic display. From laminating films and screen-print-grade films to plotter films and materials that wrap vehicles, we have it all.

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