A Comprehensive Look at High Performance Plastics
High Performance Plastics, or high-tech plastics, are a type of plastics that exhibit superior properties, surpassing engineering plastics and commodity plastics. They are typically used in smaller amounts for specialized applications, so they constitute merely around 1% of the overall global plastic production. They are specifically produced to withstand and excel in extreme environments, including high temperatures and high pressures. With outstanding thermal stability, chemical resistance, and mechanical properties, high performance plastics have become the preferred choice in demanding industries, like medical, military, aerospace where reliability and performance are paramount. Additionally, with the addition of stabilizers or reinforcing materials, some of its properties can be improved or increased even further.