Engineering and Design Plastics Ltd
Engineering & Design Plastics Ltd stock a comprehensive range of standard and high performance engineering plastics in semi-finished form including Tufnol SRBP/SRBF laminates.
Engineering & Design Plastics Ltd stock clear glazing plastics including acrylic (PERSPEX®), polycarbonates (LEXAN® / Marlon®), PETG / APET (VERALITE®) and PVC that we can cut to your exact requirements.
Engineering & Design Plastics Ltd also stock specific building plastics and associated products, including corrugated PVC and multi-wall Polycarbonate roofing sheets. We are appointed stockists of the Kestrel-BCE range of PVC-U fascia, soffit, cladding and window trims.
Within the Polyamides family, referred to as "Nylons" there are different types. The most common are Nylon 6 (PA6), Nylon 6.6 (PA6.6), Nylon 11 (PA11) and Nylon 12 (PA12). The designation of these types of nylon is made according to the number of carbon atoms contained between the nitrogen atoms at an elemental level. For example Nylon 6 has six carbon atoms and Nylon 6.6 has two groups of six etc.
Nylon rod / Nylon sheet / Nylon Plate / Nylon tube
Engineering & Design Plastics offers both homopolymer (Delrin®) and copolymer grades of acetal.
Engineering & Design Plastics Ltd have stocked and distributed for 25+ years the ERTACETAL® brand of acetal currently manufactured by Quadrant EPP.
Increasingly, due to shortages of supply, we are supplying other brands of European manufactured acetals including Rochling Sustaplast's SUSTARIN® and Centoplast's CENTRODAL.
Acetal is readily available in Natural and black in round rod, tube, thin sheet and plate form. Coloured acetal is also obtainable but sizes and shapes are limited and it can be subject to minimum order quantities.
Acetal rod natural Ø6mm - 400mm
Acetal rod black Ø6mm - 320mm
Acetal sheet natural 1mm - 6mm
Acetal sheet black 2mm - 6mm
Acetal plate natural 8mm - 150mm
Acetal plate black 8mm - 100mm
Acetal tube natural and black on application
Extruded Acrylic rod Ø3mm - 100mm
Extruded Acrylic tube 5mm O/D - 300mm O/D
Extruded Acrylic sheet 2mm - 10mm
Cast Acrylic rod Ø5mm - 200mm
Cast Acrylic square bar 10x10mm - 75x75mm
Cast Acrylic tube 25mm O/D - 600mm O/D
Cast Acrylic sheet 1mm - 25mm
Cast Acrylic block 30mm - 200mm
ERTALYTE® (Natural and black)
ERTALYTE® is unreinforced, semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester based on polyethylene terephthalate (PET-P). The specific properties of ERTALYTE® virgin crystalline PET make it especially suitable for the manufacture of mechanical precision parts which have to sustain high loads and/or are subject to wear.
ERTALYTE rod (PETP rod) natural Ø10mm - 210mm
ERTALYTE rod (PETP rod) black Ø10mm - 150mm
ERTALYTE sheet (PETP sheet) natural 2mm - 6mm (maybe subject to MOQ)
ERTALYTE plate (PETP plate) natural 8mm - 100mm
ERTALYTE plate (PETP plate) black 8mm - 100mm (maybe subject to MOQ)
ERTALYTE tube various sizes but maybe subject to MOQ
ERTALYTE® TX (Light grey)
ERTALYTE®TX is a polyethylene terephthalate compound incorporating a uniformly dispersed solid lubricant. Its specific formulation makes it a premium internally lubricated bearing-grade. Ertalyte TX not only has an outstanding wear resistance, but offers in comparison with ERTALYTE® an even lower coefficient of friction as well as higher pressure-velocity capabilities.
ERTALYTE TX rod Ø10mm - 150mm
ERTALYTE TX plate 10mm - 100mm
Extruded Nylon 6 is a good general purpose Nylon. If you are trying to decide between extruded grades of Nylon 6 and Nylon 66, Nylon 6 is generally better for impact applications and Nylon 66 is better for wear applications. Extruded Nylon 66 is generally considered easier to machine than extruded nylon 6.
Extruded Nylon 6 rod natural Ø5mm - 320mm
Extruded Nylon 6 rod black Ø10MM - 100MM
Extruded Nylon 6 sheet natural 1mm - 6mm
Extruded Nylon 6 plate natural 8mm - 100mm (Some thicknesses subject to MOQ)
Extruded Nylon 6 plate black 8mm - 100mm (some thicknesses subject to MOQ)
NYLON 6.6 extruded Natural and Black
Extruded Nylon 6.6 is a good general purpose Nylon. If you are trying to decide between extruded grades of Nylon 6 and Nylon 66, Nylon 6.6 is generally better for wear applications and Nylon 6 is better for impact applications. Extruded Nylon 66 is generally considered easier to machine than extruded nylon 6.
Nylon 66 rod natural Ø6mm - 250mm
Nylon 66 rod black Ø5mm -100mm (Maybe subject to MOQ)
Nylon 66 sheet natural 2mm - 6mm
Nylon 66 plate natural 8mm - 100mm (Some thicknesses maybe subject to MOQ)
Compared with virgin PA 66, this 30% glass fibre reinforced and heat stabilized nylon grade offers increased strength, stiffness, creep resistance and dimensional stability whilst retaining an excellent wear resistance. It also allows higher maximum service temperatures.
The addition of MoS2 renders NYLATRON® GS somewhat stiffer, harder and dimensionally more stable than standard extruded Nylon 66, but results in some loss of impact strength. The nucleating effect of the molybdenum disulphide results in an improved crystalline structure enhancing bearing and wear properties.
NYLATRON GS rod Ø6mm - 50mm (Some diameters maybe subject to MOQ)
NYLATRON GS plate 8mm - 50mm (Some thicknesses maybe subject to MOQ)
The properties of cast Nylon 6 are very similar to those of extruded Nylon 6.6 but due to the cast process are virtually stress free.
Cast Nylon 6 is manufactured in much larger diameters and sheet thickness than extruded Nylons.
Cast Nylon 6 rod Ø50mm - 500mm
Cast Nylon 6 plate 8mm - 100mm
ERTALON® 6XAU+ (Black)
ERTALON® 6XAU+ is a heat stabilized cast nylon grade with a very dense and highly crystalline structure. Compared with conventional extruded or cast nylons, ERTALON® 6XAU+ offers superior heat aging performance in air (much better resistance to thermal-oxidative degradation), allowing 15 - 30 °C higher continuously allowable service temperatures. ERTALON® 6XAU+ is particularly recommended for bearings and other mechanical parts subject to wear which are operating in air for long periods of time at temperatures over 60 °C.
ERTALON 6XAU+ rod Ø50mm - 500mm (maybe subject to MOQ)
ERTALON 6XAU+ plate 10mm - 100mm (maybe subject to MOQ)
ERTALON® LFX (Green)
ERTALON® LFX is an internally lubricated cast nylon 6. It is self-lubricating in the real meaning of the word. ERTALON® LFX, especially developed for unlubricated, highly loaded and slowly moving parts applications, yields a considerable enlargement of the application opportunities compared to standard cast nylons. It offers a reduced coefficient of friction (up to 50% lower), considerably increasing the pressure-velocity capabilities, and a vastly improved wear resistance (up to 10 times better).
ERTALON LFX rod Ø50mm - 500mm (maybe subject to MOQ)
ERTALON LFX plate 10mm - 100mm (maybe subject to MOQ)
NYLATRON® GSM (Dark Grey)
NYLATRON® GSM contains finely divided particles of molybdenum disulphide to enhance its bearing and wear behaviour without impairing the impact and fatigue resistance inherent to unmodified cast nylon grades. It is a very commonly used grade for gears, bearings, sprockets and sheaves.
NYLATRON GSM rod Ø50mm - 500mm (maybe subject to MOQ)
NYLATRON GSM plate 10mm - 100mm (maybe subject to MOQ)
NYLATRON® NSM (Light grey)
NYLATRON® NSM is a proprietary cast nylon 6 formulation containing solid lubricant additives which grant this material self-lubricity, excellent frictional behaviour, superior wear resistance and outstanding pressure-velocity capabilities (up to 5 times higher than conventional cast nylons). Being particularly suited for higher velocity, unlubricated moving parts applications; it is the perfect complement to the oil-filled grade ERTALON® LFX.
NYLATRON NSM rod Ø50mm - 500mm (maybe subject to MOQ)
NYLATRON NSM plate 10mm - 100mm (maybe subject to MOQ)
NYLATRON® MC901 (Blue)
NYLATRON® MC901 is a modified cast nylon 6 grade which has a distinctive blue colour, it exhibits higher toughness, flexibility and fatigue resistance than standard cast nylon 6. NYLATRON® MC901 has proven to be an excellent material for gear wheels, racks and pinions.
NYLATRON MC901 rod Ø50mm - 500mm (maybe subject to MOQ)
NYLATRON MC901 plate 10mm - 100mm (maybe subject to MOQ)
Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE1000) rod natural Ø10mm-200mm
Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE1000) rod black Ø15mm-200mm
Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE1000) Natural pressed and planed sheet natural 5mm-100mm
Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE1000) Black pressed and planed sheet black 5mm-80mm
Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE1000) Green pressed and planed sheet
UPVC Equal Angles White and Black 6mm - 70mm, other colours Teak, Clear, Vanilla, Silver, Light Grey, Red, Mahogany (but limited sizes)
Corrugated PVC Roofing Sheets
1.3mm thick 3" Round (ASB standard) Corrugated PVC Roofing Sheets - Clear 6', 8', 10' and 12 sheets
Engineering & Design Plastics Ltd
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 249 431 General enquiries / sales
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 866 026 Accounts department
Fax : +44 (0) 1223 411 803
Monday to Friday 7:30AM to 5:00PM and Saturday mornings 9:00AM to Noon.
Please note we are closed all UK Bank holidays and Saturdays prior to UK bank holidays.
We are also shut between Christmas and New Year