Plastic material selection

There are many different plastic materials, and choosing them can make or break any project. Try to follow this guide to find out which material suits your project.

Flexible or Stiff?

Does your product require a certain flexibility or should it be stiff and hard?

Transparency?

Do you need your material to be transparent or doesn't it matter?

Strength

How important are strength and toughness for your product? Does it have a technical application or is the product of more cosmetic nature?

Application: Temperature

Does your product have to function/withstand high temperatures (over 70°C+/160°F)?

Application: Moisture

Will your product be exposed to high moisture, humidity, or water?

Application: UV Light

Application: Food Safe

Biodegradability?

The material can be broken down by microorganisms, a natural process.

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