New grade of plastic from specialist machine shop
Pilz Automation Ltd
Posted to News on 29th Oct 2009, 06:56

New grade of plastic from specialist machine shop

Insoll, which is a specialist supplier of machined engineering plastic components, is now able to deliver parts made from the new DuPont Vespel SCP grades. These parts are able to handle higher temperatures, benefit from improved dimensional stability and chemical resistance, and also have greatly improved wear resistance.

New grade of plastic from specialist machine shop

Three grades of Vespel SPC are available: Vespel SCP-5000 is an unfilled polymer with enhanced strength and dimensional stability; Vespecl SCP-5050 and SCP-50094 employ new filler technologies for lower friction and enhanced wear resistance. Insoll says that parts machined from Vespel SPC grades can deliver substantial cost and performance advantages compared to parts made from metals or other engineering plastics.

Typical applications for these new grades include insulators requiring high dielectric properties, and seals and valves needing enhanced high-temperature performance and chemical compatibility. In addition, the low-friction, low-wear properties make Vespel SPC grades suitable for applications including control linkage components, door mechanisms, bushings, bearings, thrust washers, bumpers and wear pads.

Miek Fryer, Director of Insoll, comments: "The introduction of Vespel SPC to our portfolio delivers solutions to a wide variety of demanding applications. We are delighted to support customers with guidance about the extensive range of Vespel materials for specific application needs and to help those interested in using Vespel to improve existing and develop new applications. These materials really complement our existing range of high-performance plastics, such as PTFE and PEEK, allowing us to extend the flexible and responsive manufacturing service we presently provide to the industry."

Follow the link for more information about Insoll's plastic machining services.

Insoll Components Ltd

39 Willbury Way

+44 (0)1462 450741

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