Read below for a full list of the materials that Turck uses, including the characteristics and reasoning for specific materials.
ABS - Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene - Impact resistant, rigid. Resistant to aqueous acids, alkalis, salts, alcohols, oils, concentrated hydrochloric acid; disintegrated by concentrated sulfuric or nitric acids, esters, ketones
CPE, Thermoset (rubber cables) - Excellent resistance to oils, acids, chemicals, ozone, extreme temperatures, cuts, abrasions; flame retardant in welding applications
PA - Polyamide (nylon) - Good mechanical strength, temperature resistant
PA, Amorphous (Trogamid T) - Similar properties to nylon, but transparent. Hard, rigid, good chemical resistance
PA 12-GF30 - Nylon 12, 30% glass filled
PA 66-GF25-V0 - Nylon 66, 25% glass filled, self-extinguishing
PBT - Polybutylene Terephthalate (when glass reinforced, Crastin) - Good mechanical strength; resistant to abrasion; resistant to alcohols, oils, some acids, trichloroethylene
PBT-GF30-V0 - PBT, 30% glass filled, self-extinguishing
PEI - Polyetherimide (Ultem) - Excellent resistance to most commercial automotive fluids, fully hydrogenated hydrocarbons, alcohols, weak aqueous solutions. Withstands higher temperatures.
POM - Polyoxymethylene/ Polyacetal (Delrin) - High impact resistance; good mechanical strength; good resistance to oils, alcohols, alkalis, gasoline, xylene, toluene. Dielectric constant 3.7
PP - Polypropylene - Excellent resistance against chemicals including acids, solvents and solutions. High temperature resistance and good mechanical strength.
PTFE- Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) - Optimum resistance against high temperature and chemicals; low dielectric constant (2.0)
TPU, Thermoplastic Polyurethane - Elastic, resistant to abrasion, impact-resistant, oil and grease-tolerant.
PVC- Polyvinylchloride - Good mechanical strength, viscosity to impact; resistant to acids, alkalis
PVC, irradiated - Heat and chemical resistant, withstands short-term temperatures to 482° F
PVDF - Polyvinylideneflouride (Kynar) - Resistant to high and low temperatures, good resistance to chemicals (similar to PTFE), high mechanical strength
Silicon - For use at high or low ambient temperatures (-50...+180 °C), moderate mechanical strength, average resistance against alkalis, acids, oils, and solvents.
IRPA12- Irradiated Polyamide (nylon) - Good mechanical strength, temp. resistant
EPTR - Elastomer, Polymer Thermal Plastic - Good fluid resistance
TROG - Trogamid T - Hard, rigid, good chemical resistance
AG - armorguard
SS - 306 Stainless Steel - Excellent atmospheric resistance
CPB - Chrome Plated Brass
CuZn - Brass - Generally good resistance to industrial atmospheres
GD - AlSi12 - Aluminum, die-cast - Low specific weight, long-life characteristics
GD - ZnAl4Cu1 (Z410) - Zinc, die-cast - Long-life characteristics
TC - Teflon Coated
WG - weldguard
AL - Anodized Aluminum - Long-life characteristics
SF - Stoneface - High abrasion resistance, excellent for MIG welding applications, high heat and weld flow immunity
TS - Tool Steel - Excellent durability