- Engineering plastics have higher heat resistance and can usually be used at temperatures up to 150°C.
- Can be formed into very difficult and small to micro formations
- Easy to shape and manufacture
- There are some types that are used in the manufacture of electrical materials and other technological industries
- It can be completely transparent or completely opaque
Engineering plastics are:
- Polyamide (PA, nylon): used in ski boots, clothing, plastic floors, and plastic brushes.
- Polycarbonate (PC): used in flashlights, plastic toys, motorcycle helmets, and optical discs.
- Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA): used to make acrylic glass, plexiglass, lamps, and protective shields.
- Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is the most widely consumed engineering plastic today: used in the manufacture of computers, laptops, house electrical appliances, car bumpers, dashboards, and Lego.
Engineering plastics are currently being used to replace traditional engineering materials such as metals, glass, or ceramics in many applications. This is due to its superiority in mechanical properties such as weight, durability, and other properties. Engineering plastics are also much easier to manufacture, especially in complex shapes. across all different types of products. More than 22 million tons of engineering plastics were consumed worldwide in 2020.