Thermoplastic polymers are a type of plastic that softens upon heating to elevated temperatures and hardens upon cooling. Thermoplastic polymers may be amorphous or semi-crystalline, with differences in mechanical performance, chemical resistance, and service temperature capability.
AETs represent a specialized family of high-performance thermoplastics with exceptional properties, including short- and long-term thermal stability, enhanced mechanical performance, excellent chemical resistance, superior wear properties, and good fire performance thermal properties. Compared to low-performance commodity plastics, AETs provide numerous advantages over metallic materials, including lower density for weight reduction, good vibration damping characteristics, electrical or thermal insulation, chemical and corrosion resistance, increased design freedom, and fatigue resistance.
Some of the more common high-performance AETs used by Greene Tweed include:
Depending on application requirements, Greene Tweed provides flexibility by offering many of our thermoplastics in both billets (stock shapes) and fully machined or net-molded finished parts.
Stock Shapes (Billets)
Greene Tweed manufactures thermoplastic composites in a wide range of billets (stock shapes). Benefits include:
Greene Tweed has design, analysis, development, and testing capabilities to develop custom AET solutions for unique customer needs. Contact Greene Tweed here to learn more.