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Clear Polymers

All Solutions

Amco Polymers has been providing Clear Solutions to plastic processors for over 50 years. Our impressive line-up of Clear Resins from industry leading suppliers include: Acrylic, Polycarbonate, Polystyrene, MABS, Polypropylene, TPU, PSU, Polyamide, Copolyesters, Specialty Styrenics, and more.

In addition, our industry leading Amalloy™ Clear Product Line is designed to offer both cost and performance for almost any clear application.

But which transparent polymer best suits your application’s requirements?

Choosing the best transparent polymer for your product will depend greatly on its functional performance requirement in the field. When selecting a polymer or specific grade for a new application, there are a slew of properties you need to consider which sometimes can be overwhelming. Examples include:

  • Temperature requirements
  • Chemical resistance
  • Processing considerations
  • Optical needs
  • Coefficient of thermal expansion
  • Secondary operations
  • Strength needs
  • Flammability ratings
  • Regulatory approvals

Amco Polymers engineers are happy to help find the material that best meets the end use requirements taking in to consideration cost, availability and/or warehousing/shipping concerns.

Amco Polymers - The Clear Advantage Toolkit

Amco Polymers have developed a Transparent Polymer tool kit which we can supply to our valued customers. This program is designed to help engineers, designers, material specifiers, and sales people define the correct clear product for their application. The Clear Advantage toolkit contains plaques for 43 specific grades from fifteen distinct material families. Datasheets are included for each material as well as quick reference property comparisons with a detailed description of the callout.

It is a great tool for your program managers or engineers. They can physically compare feel, transparency or edge tint when trying to determine the best material option for a new application.

If you or your company would like your own clear advantage binder. Please contact your Amco sales rep and we would be happy to come out to your facility to hand out your copy. We would also offer to conduct a Clear Resins Informational presentation for your company’s employees.

Processing Methods

  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion (film, fiber, sheet, shapes)
  • Blow Molding