This light blue thermoplastic syntactic is considered by many to be the best plug material available. It machines without dust like a solid polymer, provides the heat transfer properties of a syntactic and allows for machining of fine detail. With more than 4x the flexural strength of standard thermoset syntactic foams B1X is highly durable in the most rugged thermoforming environments. Suitable for use with nearly all plastics, it is the ideal choice for optimized material distribution and long plug life. Thermoplastic binder system may be direct threaded for easy attachment to a plug base.
This unique copolymer syntactic provides nearly 3x the toughness of standard thermoset syntactics yet machine with no dust and may be easily polished to a smooth surface. Ideal choice for opaque PP where complex, demanding geometries and consistent material distribution are needed across the tool. FLX is highly recommended for use with clear PET and provides uniform distribution of material at lower processing temperatures.
Combines the toughness and easy machining/polishing of the standard FLX formulation with PTFE impregnation for a long lasting, easy release surface finish. This product has become the material of choice when forming PP, multi-layer films, barrier plastics and other applications requiring high clarity and minimal scratching. FLXT replaces PEI, PEEK and other smooth surface, more expensive solid polymers.
C1R High Durability Coploymer Syntactic with Enhanced Friction
High performance copolymer syntactic foam optimized for high flexural toughness and material distribution properties. The result is a plug material that may be easily machined and polished (without dust!) for optimal performance in use. It is suitable for use with nearly all plastics.
Entry level syntactic foam for non-critical, short run applications. Provides low thermal conductivity for quick start-up times and good material distribution with most plastics. Like all thermoset epoxy syntactics, this material tends to be brittle in use.