The Many Uses of Mylar Within Plastic Fasteners


Mylar Washer

Mylar® is a Polyester Film and is registered trademark owned by Dupont Tejjin Films.  Mylar is wear resistant, durable and strong and suitable for many applications. What are the Highlights of Mylar Plastic Fasteners? Mylar is: AN extremely good electrical insulator Less expensive and an alternative to Kapton Dimensionally stable Additionally, mylar fasteners exhibit low […]

Marine Fasteners: Plastic Fasteners or Stainless Steel?


Threaded Steel Bolts and Nuts

In our last article, we talked about four reasons to use plastic fasteners in a marine environment. There are a couple of convincing reasons to give plastic fasteners a try: Plastic marine fasteners won’t corrode in water Some plastics are UV resistant Plastic marine fasteners can be combined with other materials Plastic marine fasteners require […]

Machined Plastics in Agriculture


Agriculture - cows

The last place you might expect to find machined plastics is in agriculture, but plastic is everywhere. You can find it in aerospace, in the military, and even in cryogenics. It should come as no surprise then that plastic can be found in agriculture, too. The use of plastic in agriculture has risen exponentially in […]

Fiber Reinforced Plastic Versus Traditional Materials


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Steel, aluminum, and timber have long been the go-to materials when it comes to building, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything we can do to improve on these classic building materials. But fiber reinforced plastic? When you think of plastic water bottles, clothing hangers, and children’s toys, durability isn’t likely to come to mind. […]

Plastic Materials in Cryogenic Environments


plastic materials in cryogenic environments

Surprisingly, plastic can perform quite well, as long the plastic products are created with cryogenic freezing in mind. The beginning of plastic materials in cryogenic environments The study of plastics in cryogenic environments started all the way back in the 1960s. The research was conducted by NASA, as they wanted to see how plastic would […]