PROCESSING GUIDE

GET OPTIMAL POLYMER PERFORMANCE

Get optimal surface finishes and polymer properties by following our material processing guide, which includes ideal temperatures and drying times. View our processing guide or download the guide in PDF form.
 

Note:   Minimum recommended drying time is 3-4 hours with desiccated air (dew point -20° F or less) for optimum surface finish and polymer properties.
Base Resin Cylinder
Temp (°F)
Melt
Temp (°F)
Mold
Temp (°F)
Drying
Temp (°F)
STYRENIC
HIPS 380-500 475 150 170
SAN 400-520 500 180 170
ABS 400-550 500 180 170
POLYOLEFIN
PP 380-440 440 100 170
PE 380-440 430 100 170
ACETAL
POMC 350-420 400 200 200
POMH 350-420 400 200 200
NYLON
PA6 480-550 520 200 175
PA66 500-575 560 225 175
PA12 380-520 450 175 175
PA612 460-525 520 200 175
PA610 460-525 520 200 175
PPA 575-650 625 275 275
PPA HW 585-650 625 180 300
POLYCARBONATE
PC 540-630 600 200 250
PCABS 450-550 520 180 210
POLYESTER
PBT 430-500 470 225 230
ELASTOMER
TPU 360-410 390 120 225
TPE 370-420 400 85 200
HIGH TEMP
PSU 620-700 660 300 300
PPS 540-630 620 275 300
PES 650-715 680 300 300
PPSU 680-735 700 325 300
PEI 650-715 680 300 300
PEEK 660-740 710 300 300
FLUOROPOLYMERS
ETFE 550-625 600 250 250
PFA 625-675 650 350 250
PVDF 400-450 425 200 250

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