Plastic compounds vs standard plastics, which one is better?



Engineering plastic compounds are made from a number of common base plastics such as ABS, PP, PC, etc., with different reinforcing agents depending on the purpose of use like glass fiber, talc mineral, and BaSO4 salt. .. Therefore, engineering plastic compounds help businesses eliminate complicated mixing stages, shorten production time and improve product quality.

Plastic compounds vs standard plastics

Usually, products with sophisticated and complex structures with multi-functions have extremely tight technical requirements, and only one type of material is insufficient to meet them. Therefore, to ensure quality, businesses often have to buy many types of raw materials from different suppliers, then mix them all into a single material, and then put it on the production line. It is the traditional plastic raw material.

Common engineering plastic compounds and applications

PP-based engineering plastic compound

As a mixture of PP resin base and various reinforcing agents such as glass fiber, glass beads, mineral talc, conductive carbon black,..., PP engineering plastic compound have many advantages:
- increase hardness
- reduce shrinkage and deformation caused by temperature
- increased stability and homogeneity of the final product.
Therefore, this material is widely applied in many industries such as manufacturing the interior of cars, motorcycles, electrical engineering, and household appliances (toilet lid, rice cooker cover, water filter housing). ,...)

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PP engineering plastic compounds are a mixture of PP resin base and various reinforcing agents such as glass fiber, glass beads, and talc...

ABS-based engineering plastic compound

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a common plastic with high hardness, relatively good toughness, and heat resistance. Therefore, this plastic base is often applied in manufacturing lightweight products, hard, malleable like pipes, musical instruments, golf club heads, auto parts, gear housings, etc. 

ABS-based engineering plastic compounds are ABS-based resins that have been supplemented with reinforcing agents such as beads/ glass fiber, conductive carbon black, flame retardant additives, ... This material is used in the production of industrial electrical equipment, electronic components,...

PC-based engineering plastic compounds

Polycarbonate (PC) is a transparent, colorless amorphous thermoplastic. With stable hardness and high impact resistance, the PC resin base combined with glass fiber has created a PC engineering plastic compound that increases surface hardness, impact resistance, and improved heat resistance of the finished product.

The material is especially suitable for applications such as computer components, office machine gears, household electrical components, and camera components.

PA-based engineering plastic compounds

PA is a resin with good rigidity, high mechanical strength as well as wear resistance, and self-lubricating properties. Along with reinforced components such as fiberglass, and glass beads, PA engineering plastic is a suitable choice when manufacturing components such as gears, bearings, rolls in office machines or carburetors, and fuel tank caps in the automotive and motorcycle industry.

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PA engineering plastic compound is a suitable choice when manufacturing components such as gears, bearings, and rolls in office machines.

Which is suitable for businesses?

In fact, traditional plastic is still a priority of many businesses due to production practices. However, because almost all raw materials for the plastic industry are imported, buying from many suppliers has increased the risk of delay in production progress, and price fluctuations due to unstable input materials, thus reducing the competitiveness of the product. However, the advantage of this method is that the quality of the finished product has been verified over time, and the purchase support factors such as transportation, warranty, ... have all formed the system.

Engineering plastic compounds is a solution to help businesses save time and improve the quality of finished products (because input materials are specially designed according to special formulas, ratios, and ingredients). However, the drawback of this material is the relatively high cost due to being ordered and designed separately. Besides, creating engineering plastic materials with the highest degree of conformity with the final product requires a relatively long time of research, production, and testing before being put into mass production.

Therefore, depending on the type of product, business conditions as well as the market context, enterprises can choose appropriate input materials to optimize business efficiency.

About EuroPlas 

As the leading brand in the production of filler masterbatch in the world, EuP Plastics has a lot of experience in the market and customer needs in the plastic industry in general and engineering plastic compound products in particular. Currently, EuroPlas Compound includes the following main product lines:

- Compound PP: PP resin blend, suitable reinforcements, and additives
- Compound ABS: A blend of ABS resins, suitable reinforcements, and additives
- Compound PC: PC resin blend, suitable reinforcements, and additives
- Compound PA66: PA resin blend, suitable reinforcements, and additives

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EuroPlas engineering plastic compounds

EuroPlas engineering plastic is widely applied in many industries such as the automobile industry, home appliance manufacturing, home furniture, and electronic components,... It not only improves the quality of finished products but also helps businesses save time, and improve labor productivity.
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