Plastic Properties

Cooper Standard ISG’s engineered plastic materials can be developed to meet many needs. These include operating temperatures, UV resistance, coloration or opacity, flame resistance, rigidity and more.

Plastic compounds can produce extremely rigid profiles or mimic the physical properties of rubber.

Our wide range of materials allows for better optimization and can be used to create dual- and tri-durometer extrusions.

Plastic Extrusion Line

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TPE, TPV, TPO, TPU (Thermoplastic Elastomers)

Thermoplastic Elastomers are a unique class of engineering materials combining the look, feel and elasticity of conventional thermoset rubber with the processing efficiency of plastics.

As elastomers, TPEs exhibit true elasticity. TPEs are very suitable for the custom profile extrusion process.

The available range of grades encompasses rubber-like properties and offers a wide range of durometers, low compression set and high elongation.

TPE Extrusions

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

RIGID

Tough and economical, Rigid PVC is inherently flame retardant and resistant to most chemicals. Rigid PVC can be offered in clear, opaque, weather resistant, high tensile strength and impact resistant formulations that are easily machined.

FLEXIBLE

Offered in a wide range from rubbery soft to semi-rigid, Flexible PVC is widely used for plastic profile extrusions because of its resistance to abrasion and ability to insulate. Flexible PVC is commonly used for impact resistant bumpers, weatherstripping, cushioning devices and flexible tubing.

PVC Gaskets

HIPS (High-Impact Polystyrene)

High Impact Polystyrene is a rigid, economical, lightweight plastic which is used for rigid plastic profile extrusions and plastic tubing extrusions.

High Impact Polystyrene typically has a flat finish and is available in natural (translucent white), standard and custom colors.

HIPS Components

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene is a versatile, rigid and high-impact plastic with good chemical resistance to most non-aromatic compounds.

It is used primarily in plastic profile extrusion applications where your material will be indoors.

ABS has a satin finish and is available in standard or custom colors.

ABS Extrusions

ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate)

Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA) is produced by introducing acrylic elastomer during the reaction between styrene and acrylonitrile.

ASA material has great toughness and rigidity, good chemical resistance and thermal stability, outstanding resistance to weather, aging, yellowing and high gloss.

ASA Products

EPP (Expanded Polypropylene/Polyethylene)

Expanded polypropylene (EPP) is an exceptionally eco-friendly, flexible and versatile plastic foam designed for lightweight, energy management and cushioning applications.

EPP can replace materials such as metals, wood and a variety of other plastics.

EPP Component

PE (Polyethylene)

Polyethylene ranges from flexible (LDPE) to semi-rigid (HDPE).

A very economical material, polyethylene is good for plastic profile extrusion applications requiring low surface resistance. It is available in both FDA and industrial grades.

Polyethylene also has very good chemical resistance and is available in natural (translucent white), standard and custom colors

Polyethylene Material

PP (Polypropylene)

Polypropylene is a semi-rigid, lightweight, economical plastic with excellent chemical resistance and a fairly high service temperature.

Polypropylene is available in natural (translucent white), standard and custom colors.

Polypropylene Door Sweeps

PA (Polyamide/Nylon)

Nylon is a highly versatile thermoplastic material that has been widely used for the manufacture of extruded products.

Due to its combination of mechanical and electrical properties, along with its reasonable price, nylon has been the resin of choice for numerous industrial and commercial applications.

Nylon is very resistant to wear and abrasion, exhibits good mechanical properties even at elevated temperatures, has low permeability to gases and demonstrates good chemical resistance.

Nylon is available in a wide variety of colors.

Nylon Parts