PPS - Polyphenylensulfide 

TECATRON Ensinger Plastics

PPS material (chemically known as polyphenylen sulfide) is manufactured by Ensinger in standard stock shapes for machining in the form of sheet, rod and tube.  PPS plastic is a semi crystalline, high temperature thermoplastic polymer. Due to its structure, PPS is a very chemically resistant polymer with very good mechanical strength, even at temperatures above 200°C. In addition to its low water absorption, PPS polymer also has good dimensional stability and excellent electrical properties. PPS thermoplastic is chemically very stable, even at high temperatures. In the marketplace, PPS suppliers offer polyphenylen sulfide resin in PPS reinforced grades, such as PPS GF40 (40% glass fibre reinforced). On the stock shape side, there are different modifications available from unfilled, to specialty grades.

PPS material properties and specifications

PPS plastics offer:

  • High purity characteristics
  • High crystallinity
  • Good electrical insulation
  • High mechanical strength
  • Excellent high temperature resistance
  • Very high chemical resistance
  • Creep resistance
  • Dimensional stability over wide variations of temperature and moisture levels

Manufactured PPS Materials

Polyphenylene sulfide plastics modifications are manufactured by Ensinger under the tradename TECATRON. The Ensinger TECATRON product family offers the following modifications:
  • TECATRON natural - PPS natural
  • TECATRON GF40 black - 40% glass fibre reinforced PPS black
  • TECATRON GF40 natural - 40% glass fibre reinforced PPS
  • TECATRON PVX black - PPS with high performance additives for wear and bearings
  • TECATRON SE natural - PPS grade for applications in semicon industry
  • TECARON CMP natural - PPS grade for applications in semicon industry
  • TECATRON CM CF15 GR10 TF10 black (XP-83)- PPS with high additives for wear and bearings
  • TECATRON CM GF40 natural (XP-64) - 40% glass fibre reinforced PPS
  • TECATRON SX natural - modified PPS for applications in the semicon industry

    Ensinger is a supplier of PPS shapes such as:

    • PPS rod
    • PPS sheet
    • PPS tube

    TYPICAL PPS APPLICATIONS

    Electronic industry: Connectors, contact rails, heat shields, contact pressure discs and special types for semicon production

    Automotive industry: "under the hood", fuel and brake systems

    Medical industry: Parts for surgical instruments

    Mechanical engineering: Compressor and pump-parts, gears, valves, slide bearings, chain guides and base plates

    Chemical industry: Valves, taps, bushings, pumps, nozzels, tubes and rollers