Engineering polymers are materials with superior structure–property correlations. They have exceptional mechanical properties such as strength, stiffness, creep, and dimensional stability, which are further complemented by superior thermal stability, flame retardancy, and the like. These properties enable the use of engineering polymers in specific, high-end applications in automotive and aerospace industries while being much simpler to manufacture, especially with complex shapes. These properties, in combination with the economics of thermoplastic processing has enabled engineering polymers to become substitutes for metals and alloys in a variety of applications and to be used as unique materials in electronics, thermal, medical and chemical exposure applications.
RAI is a partner of Elastron, a company who is dedicated to the continual development and production of their thermoplastic elastomers (TEP), with TPV, SEBS, SBS and TPO based series. Among the industries that these products cater to are automotive, consumer goods, construction, medical, industrial, specialist applications.
TP & TPV
Thermoplastic elastomers and defined in the ASTM D1566 standard as ‘a group of rubber-like materials that, unlike vulcanised conventional rubber materials, can be processed and recycled like thermoplastic materials’. These products can be processed with traditional thermoplastic techniques such as injection moulding, extrusion and blow moulding. We provide natural, black and coloured thermoplastic elastomers.
Thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds based on SEBS (Styrene Ethylene Butylene Styrene) which shows some of rubber properties at ambient temperature. And they can be processed with various methods such as injection, extrusion or blow moulding. Additionally, Elastron G has been especially created for marketing demands and meeting customer requirements.
Elastron D is a brand name of styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) block copolymers that behaves like rubber properties under room temperature and has advantage of easy processing. Generally, Elastron SBS products are suitable for indoor applications because they do not resist UV and heat. These materials are especially preferred for hand tools, home appliances and mechanical parts.
RAI has partnered with Polyram, a solution provider for both standard and customized thermoplastics PA66, PA6, PA12, PBT, PET, PC, POM, PP, PE, PS, SAN. These EP’s can be enhanced with a wide variety of additives and reinforcements: Glass Reinforced (SGF & LGF) / Mineral Filled / Flame Retardant / Impact Modified / Heat Stabilized & High Heat / UV Stabilized / Lubricated / Hydrolysis Resistant / Water Resistant. Polyram conforms to the highest quality control standards such as ISO/TS16949, the internationally recognized standard of the automotive industry; NSF-61 & WRAS drinking water standards; and UL94 flammability standard, REACH and RoHS compliant, selected grades FDA/food contact compliant.
Plustek Prime ®
A6 PA66 full range of prime materials which are mineral filled, flame retardant, impact modified, heat stabilized & high heat, UV stabilized, lubricated, hydrolysis resistant and water resistant.
PA6 PA66 full range of recycled materials are impact modified, heat stabilized & high heat, UV stabilized and lubricated.
Long glass fibers PA/PP: Using the Pulltrusion Process of manufacturing, Polytron LGF PA/PP Compounds create a resin matrix with fully impregnated long glass reinforcing fibers. Polytron® materials are tailor made to fit various requirements of the automotive sector, including low emission behavior, high heat stabilization, UV resistance, dimensional stability and increased impact resistance values especially in low temperatures. It also offers option to be used “AS IS” with glass loading varying from 20% – 60% or “Dilution Grades” – successfully passing international automotive standards with high performance and outstanding quality.
A New generation of smart purging agents. These are non-corrosive, non-abrasive, non-toxic, designed to have solutions for cleaning almost any type of materials, any colors, any purging procedure, safe to use for operators and machinery and REACH, FDA compliant and ECO-Friendly.