Why Plastics?

Bakelite is considered the first plastic, which was developed in the early 1900s. Between WWI and WWII, great strides were made in the development of new types of plastic materials for various uses.

In recent years, there has been enormous advances in technology which has allowed the industry to produce grades of plastics that are formulated to solve many design problems of today’s demanding applications.

Engineers have been increasingly looking for plastics to replace other materials such as metals, glass and wood to improve the functionality of the equipment and machines that they design.

Eagle Performance Plastics, Inc can provide the technical knowledge you need to assist in specifying the correct material and design parameters for your application to succeed. There are many advantages to designing components from performance grade plastics.

It is important to understand the details of each application as well as material specifications and manufacturing methods when designing a component. There continues to be many advances in material formulations to solve a multitude of application issues. You can rely on Eagle Performance Plastics, Inc for the technical resources you need to be successful.

Advantages of performance grade plastics

  • Impact resistance
  • Wear resistance
  • Weight reduction
  • Noise reduction
  • Chemical resistance
  • Bearing capability
  • Self-lubricating
  • Recyclability