Industrial plastics 

Ensinger's general industrial plastics category consists of materials that represent an array of enhanced physical characteristics. While these materials do not have the higher temperature resistance profiles typically seen in the high performance or engineering categories, general industrial plastics still offer a number of significant advantages that other design materials do not. Whether you are looking for chemical resistance, clarity, lighter weight or some other attribute, you are likely to find exactly what you are looking for among these lower cost, general purpose industrial materials.

The engineer considering a thermoplastic candidate from the general industrial category should first be aware of the upper temperature resistance limit, for these materials should not exceed 85ºC.

General Industrial thermoplastics typically offer the following characteristics:

  • Very good chemical resistance
  • Excellent resistance to impact
  • Light weight and often weldable (Polypropylene, Polyethylene)
  • Typically unaffected by moisture
  • Suited to a variety of applications in various industries


The following industrial plastics are manufactured by Ensinger:

The product range for the general industrial category comprises:
  • Plastic rods
  • Plastic plates and sheets