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At Kusla, we’re all about providing you with premium-grade plastics at industry-leading prices, backed by our price promise guarantee. Our mission is to make finding the perfect plastic a breeze, supplying you with outstanding quality materials at realistic prices, and delivering your order right when you need it.

We supply various plastic materials in full sheets, rods, tubes, and custom-cut pieces. If you can’t find the plastic you’re looking for online, or if you’re unsure which material is best for your project, don’t worry! Just get in touch with us, and we’ll go the extra mile to help you find exactly what you need.

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  • Polycarbonate: Polycarbonate is a high-performance thermoplastic material with exceptional strength and durability. It is 250 times more resistant to breakage than standard glass and 30 times more resistant to impact than acrylic sheet plastics. With its excellent optical clarity and weather resistance, polycarbonate is widely used in applications that require high-performance materials.
  • Acrylic: Acrylic is a transparent thermoplastic material with exceptional clarity and 30 times the strength of glass. It has a low sensitivity to UV light and is highly weather-resistant, making it a popular choice for outdoor applications. Acrylic sheets are also lightweight and easy to fabricate, making them ideal for a range of applications.
  • PVC: PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) is a versatile plastic material with excellent resistance to chemicals, water, and abrasion. It can withstand temperatures ranging from -15°C to 60°C and has a high tensile strength of up to 50 MPa. PVC Type 1 is widely used in applications such as electrical insulation, signage, and industrial and mechanical environments.
  • Polypropylene: Polypropylene is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic material that is lightweight and has a high strength-to-weight ratio. It is resistant to fatigue, impact, and chemicals and performs well in corrosive environments. Polypropylene can withstand temperatures up to 100°C and has a tensile strength of up to 38 MPa. It is commonly used in automotive, packaging, and medical applications.
  • PETG: PETG is a transparent thermoplastic material with excellent impact resistance, chemical resistance, and gloss. It is 30 times stronger than acrylic and offers a balance between strength and clarity.
  • PET: PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) is a strong, lightweight thermoplastic material that is resistant to impact, moisture, and chemicals. It is commonly used in packaging applications, such as beverage bottles.
  • ABS: ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is an amorphous thermoplastic material that offers a balance between mechanical toughness, impact resistance, and ease of fabrication. It is widely used in automotive, electronics, and consumer goods applications.
  • Nylon: Nylon is a strong, flexible thermoplastic material that offers excellent wear resistance, low friction, and high strength. It is frequently used in engineering applications, such as gears, bearings, and bushings.
  • HDPE: HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) is a versatile thermoplastic material that is lightweight and has high chemical and impact resistance. It is commonly used in applications that require support, mounting, or surface protection, such as cutting board surfaces and marine applications.

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Plastic material properties comparison table

Impact ResistanceModerateHighModerateLowModerateHighLowHighHigh
Chemical ResistanceModerateModerateModerateHighModerateHighModerateHighHigh
UV ResistanceGoodGoodModeratePoorGoodGoodGoodModerateGood
Temperature ResistanceLimitedHighModerateModerateHighHighModerateHighHigh
Density (g/cm³)1.18-1.201.20-1.221.04-1.061.38-1.451.27-1.310.90-0.911.38-1.391.12-1.140.94-0.97
Tensile Strength72-90 MPa55-75 MPa35-55 MPa45-65 MPa45-70 MPa20-35 MPa55-75 MPa50-85 MPa25-40 MPa
Flexural Strength90-120 MPa75-90 MPa50-80 MPa50-70 MPa55-80 MPa30-45 MPa80-100 MPa70-90 MPa20-40 MPa
Hardness (Rockwell)M85-105M75-90R110-120R95-115M90-100R80-110M90-110R110-120R55-70
Thermal Conductivity0.18-0.200.19-0.220.14-0.180.14-0.190.14-0.170.16-0.250.15-0.240.25-0.350.35-0.50
Water Absorption (%)0.3-0.40.15-0.20.2-0.40.04-0.40.01-0.02<0.1<0.11.5-8<0.01
Electrical InsulationGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
Weather ResistanceModerateGoodPoorGoodGoodGoodGoodModerateGood