Stock Materials

TypeDescriptionSpec Sheet
AcetalAn opaque material that has excellent mechanical properties for friction and wear. Used for components such as gears and valves.Dupont Delrin Acetal 500AL NC010
Acrylic (PMMA)A transparent material with high optical clarity. Protoshop’s stocked grade of acrylic is impact modified for 10x the strength of standard acrylic grades.Plaskolite Acrylic CA-51
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)An opaque off-white colored material with improved mechanical properties over HIPS but at higher cost.Ineos Styrolution Terluran ABS GP-22
Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC)A high flow, high transparency grade of COC used for optical and thin wall applications.Topas Advanced Polymers COC 5013L-10
Cyclo Olefin Polymer (COP)A general purpose grade of COC/COP for optical applications.Zeonor Zeonex COP 1420R
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)An off-white, general purpose grade of high density polyethylene.Chevron Phillips Marlex HDPE 9018
High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)An opaque off-white colored material with good mechanical properties.American Styrenics HIPS 478
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)A transparent, general purpose grade of low density polyethylene.Westlake Chemical LDPE EM182
Polycarbonate (PC)A high strength, transparent material.Covestro Makrolon Polycarbonate 2405
Polycarbonate with 10% glass fiberAn opaque, high flow grade of polycarbonate with 10% glass fiber additive.RTP Company Polycarbonate with 10% glass fiber RTP 301 HF
Polypropylene (PP)A translucent, low cost material with good chemical compatibility. However, polypropylene has less dimensional stability compared to other plastics.ExxonMobil Polypropylene PP9074MED
Styrene Butadiene Copolymer (SBC)A transparent material with good toughness and chemical resistance.Ineos Styrolution Styrolux 684D
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)An opaque black elastomer material for over molding to polypropylene. 55 shore A hardness. Low compression set grade. Used for gaskets and seals. ETO, gamma and autoclave sterilizable.Avient Versaflex TPE HC 2110-57B
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)A transparent elastomer for over molding to polycarbonate, ABS, PC/ABS and copolyester. 40 shore A hardness.Avient Versaflex TPE OM 9-802CL
Thermoplastic Vulcanizate (TPV)An opaque black elastomeric material with excellent physical and chemical resistance properties. 54 shore A hardness. High flow grade.ExxonMobil Santoprene TPV 121-50M100
Thermoplastic Vulcanizate, (TPV)An opaque black elastomeric material with excellent physical and chemical resistance properties. 38 shore A hardness. High flow grade.ExxonMobil Santoprene TPV 111-35
  • Polypropylene (PP) – A translucent, low cost material with good chemical compatibility. However, polypropylene has less dimensional stability compared to other plastics.
    ExxonMobil Polypropylene PP9074MED
  • High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) – An opaque off-white colored material with good mechanical properties.
    American Styrenics HIPS 478
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) – An opaque off-white colored material with improved mechanical properties over HIPS but at higher cost.
    Ineos Styrolution Terluran ABS GP-22
  • Styrene Butadiene Copolymer (SBC) – A transparent material with good toughness and chemical resistance.
    Ineos Styrolution Styrolux 684D
  • Acrylic (PMMA) – A transparent material with high optical clarity. Protoshop’s stocked grade of acrylic is impact modified for 10x the strength of standard acrylic grades.
    Plaskolite Acrylic CA-51
  • Polycarbonate (PC) – A high strength, transparent material.
    Covestro Makrolon Polycarbonate 2405