Here at Volt Plastics, we offer a wide variety of materials used to create the exact fastener that you’re looking for. We have in-house manufacturing capabilities that allow us to build parts in any color you want, and even select specific materials with certain properties that help your part function even better. This enables us to work with you to create fasteners specific to your needs to create a better experience for your end users.
ADVANTAGES OF PLASTIC
You may already know some of the benefits of plastic parts, but if you don’t, plastics can significantly reduce the weight, cost, and assembling complexities of your projects. Plastic is lightweight, non-magnetic, non-corrosive, non-toxic, non-flammable, non-abrasive, non-conducting, and can be heat resistant, making it an invaluable manufacturing option for a wide variety of industries and applications.
Depending on the material that you select for manufacturing your fastener, you can decide whether or not you prefer it to be stronger, harder, more flexible, and temperature or UV resistant, in order to give it them exact properties desired. At Volt, we have the capability of molding over 120 different materials and can color match each material for specific applications.
Understanding the qualities of different materials can help you customize your fasteners for their exact application. Here are some examples of some common materials used for manufacturing at Volt:
Nylon is generally best for any application that involves high heat and requires chemical resistance and toughness. Some examples include under-the-hood automotive components, electrical connectors for the telecommunications and computer industries and components of medical devices. Nylon products can be found in virtually every industry, and parts in a broad range of colors can be produced with most nylon resins.
This is a new thermoplastc material that is especially tough, rigid and is great for any clear applications. It’s a cost-effective alternative to polycarbonate and when compared to other clear materials, it offers high impact, high flexural and tensile strength.
TPE THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER COMPOUNDS
Thermoplastic Elastomer Compounds (TPE) are easily processed in a wide range of parameters for injection molding applications. Features of this material are soft touch, rubbery feel, excellent colorability, and good ozone/UV stability. Thermoplastic Elastomer Compounds (TPE) has excellent grip characteristics and is extremely weatherproof. Examples of applications are medical and package tubing, closures and seals, household products, infant and personal care products and PVC replacement.
Polyethylene is a partially crystalline, lightweight thermoplastic, polymerized from ethylene gas at controlled temperatures and pressures. It is tough, heat stable, flexible and has a wax-like feel. Polyethylene is used in many applications because of its moisture barrier properties, superior optics, salability, toughness, and outstanding electrical properties.
Polycarbonate resin is one of the toughest, most versatile engineering thermoplastics, combining outstanding electrical insulation properties, performance history and economic advantages over other thermoplastics, metals, glass and other materials. Polycarbonate resin is widely used in the appliance, automotive, packaging, electrical and electronic industries and is available with a variety of additive options which enhance UV stabilization, flame and heat resistance, impact strength, dimensional stability and optical quality.
As you can see, every material has properties that you can use to your advantage when creating a customized fastener. Volt Plastics is the expert when selecting materials for your project and welcomes any challenge with any new materials you may need! Visit our products page
to get an idea of what we currently offer and keep in-house, and then decide if you need something custom manufactured
for your latest project. We will be happy to be your plastics expert either way!