Engineering plastics

Engineering plastics and high performance plastics are our main business. Engineering plastics have a whole array of benefits to offer, and in many cases can effectively replace metals or ceramics. Moreover, engineered plastic components often provide the only alternative when it comes to the implementation of unusual technical applications - which makes them a true pacemaker for innovation in every key of industry.

Ensinger processes a wide variety of engineering plastic and thermoplastic polymers, which possess better mechanical and/or thermal properties than the more widely used standard plastics such as polystyrene, PVC and Polyethylene.

In comparison to widely used commodity plastics for packaging as PE, PP, PVC, engineering plastics are chosen in case of higher requirements in mechanical strength or thermal resistance, but are not as sophisticated and expensive as high temperature plastics. 

Material blends and modifications permit product characteristics to be optimised across a broad range to suit different applications. Engineering plastics consequently cover a wide spectrum of different properties.

Engineering plastics can be used permanently at temperatures between 100°C and 150°C. In general, this product group is also referred to as technical thermoplastics.

Engineering plastics offer:

  • Good mechanical characteristics
  • Excellent machinability and dimensional stability
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good wear resistance

Manufacturer and supplier of engineering polymers

The following engineering thermoplastics are manufactured by Ensinger:

The product range of engineering plastics stock shapes comprises of:

  • Plastic rods
  • Plastic plates and sheets
  • Plastic tubes

Engineering plastics for applications

Ensinger's engineering plastics are available in a broad stock programme and thus offer dimensions that suit your final size requirements. Due to their high quality, Ensinger's engineering plastics are of interest for a multitude of industries and applications. Engineering plastics are mainly used for applications where a good ratio between costs and properties are needed at moderate temperatures. Our machinable plastic types are frequently used to produce industrial plastics for applications in the automotive, manufacturing, engineering, electronic, food and transport industries.