What freezing temperature is used for plastic

Temperature application ranges of plastics

Not all plastic is heat-resistant and not all plastics can be used in freezing temperatures. We at S-Polytec can tell you which plastic can be used at which operating temperatures.

When which plastic can be used at which temperatures is a question that reaches us most often.

This information can be found both in the category description and in the data sheets, but especially if you do not yet know which plastic is generally suitable for the required temperature range, the search will be tedious and nerve-wracking.

But let's put an end to this here and now.

Plastics differ not only in their color, but also in their chemical composition and their basic properties. With thermoplastics in particular, it is therefore very important to pay attention to the properties of temperature resistance, because not every plastic can withstand high temperatures or can be used in minus straight lines.

Why are application temperatures so important for plastics?

If a plastic is used at temperatures that are too low, the load-bearing capacity decreases enormously under stress. In the worst case, this can lead to material failure or breakage. If a plastic is used at excessively high temperatures, it can soften depending on the duration of the thermal overload, which again leads to material failure and undesired deformation. If the temperature is too high, thermal decomposition of the plastic can also occur, which means that the plastic can no longer be used even after it has cooled down.

Temperature application ranges of our plastics

Below you will find a list of all plastics in our online shop with the corresponding temperature ranges. The sorting begins with the plastic with the largest temperature range and ends with the plastic that only has a low temperature range.

PTFE (polytetraflourethylene, Teflon)
PE-UHMW (PE-1000, polyethylene)
PE-HMW (PE-500, polyethylene)
PC (clear, transparent polycarbonate)
PE-UHMW regrind (PE-1000 regrind, polyethylene)
PE-HD with grain on both sides (polyethylene)
PMMA (clear acrylic glass)
PMMA (acrylic glass opal, milky cloudy)
PP-S (polypropylene, flame retardant)
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer)
ASA / ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer with UV-resistant ASA top layer)
PE-EL (polyethylene, electrically conductive)
PP-EL-S (polypropylene, electrically conductive)
Rigid PVC-UV (polyvinyl chloride, UV-resistant)
Hard PVC glass (clear, transparent)
Rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride)

Frost-resistant plastics

Not all plastics are suitable for areas of application below freezing point, which is why we have listed all of our plastics that can also be used in freezing temperatures. Let's start with the plastics, which can be used permanently even at very low temperatures.

PE-UHMW (PE-1000, polyethylene)
PTFE (polytetraflourethylene, Teflon)
PE-HMW (PE-500, polyethylene)
PE-UHMW regrind (PE-1000 regrind, polyethylene)
PE-HD with grain on both sides (polyethylene)
PMMA (clear acrylic glass)
PMMA (acrylic glass opal, milky cloudy)
PC (clear, transparent polycarbonate)
Rigid PVC-UV (polyvinyl chloride, UV-resistant)
PE-EL (polyethylene, electrically conductive)
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer)
ASA / ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer with UV-resistant ASA top layer)

NOTE: All other plastics from our shop can only be used at temperatures from zero degrees and are therefore not considered frost-resistant.

Heat-resistant plastics

If you are looking for plastics that are permanently exposed to high temperatures, you should take a closer look at the following table.

Highly heat-resistant plastics

PTFE (polytetraflourethylene, Teflon)

Heat-resistant plastics up to 100 ° C

PC (clear, transparent polycarbonate)
PP-S (polypropylene, flame retardant)

Heat-resistant plastics below 100 ° C

ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer)
ASA / ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer with UV-resistant ASA top layer)
PE-UHMW (PE-1000, polyethylene)
PE-UHMW regrind (PE-1000 regrind, polyethylene)
PE-HMW (PE-500, polyethylene)
PE-HD with grain on both sides (polyethylene)
PE-EL (polyethylene, electrically conductive)
PP-EL-S (polypropylene, electrically conductive)
PMMA (clear acrylic glass)
PMMA (acrylic glass opal, milky cloudy)
Hard PVC glass (clear, transparent)
Rigid PVC-UV (polyvinyl chloride, UV-resistant)
Rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride)

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