Plastic Machining with PPS Plastic

Pete Poodiack, VP of Sales and Marketing at Controlled Fluidics, talks about PPS plastic and what makes it a popular material for plastic machining and fabrication. 

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Hello and welcome. In this video, we're talking about Polyphenylene sulfide or PPS.

At Controlled Fluidics, we work with a wide range of plastics and polymers, and PPS is one of the most popular. People most commonly use this material for bearings, rings, and rotors. But PPS is also very popular with steam and water applications, and you see it a lot in the electronic and aerospace industries.

The main benefits of PPS are its excellent chemical resistance and its mechanical strength in the face of very high temperatures of up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. It has almost zero moisture absorption and excellent electrical properties. That allows it to withstand really extreme operating conditions.

One drawback of this material is that it has limited color options. Typically, you can only get it in colors ranging from opaque white to tan.

But if you looking for something that can stand up in tough conditions, this might be the right material for your next project.

This only covers the basics. Learn more about PPS Plastic on our materials page.