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 392°F. 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 fiber 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:

    Ensinger is a supplier of PPS shapes such as:

    • PPS rod
    • PPS sheet
    • PPS tube


    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, nozzles, tubes and rollers