Materials Selection

  • Commercial-grade plastic, elastomers, and metals.
  • Various materials are suitable for both prototyping and mass production.
  • Multiple additives to improve molding material performance.
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Material Diversity

Zhongde as an on-demand manufacturer offers a wide range of high-quality materials to meet your specific manufacturing needs, such as metals, plastics, rubber composites, and more. The material expert helps to choose from hundreds of commercial-grade plastics, metals, and elastomers suitable for both prototyping and mass production. Our comprehensive material selection provides endless possibilities for on-demand manufacturing.

ABSCommon thermoplastic with high impact resistance, low cost & low density. Vulnerable to solvents.Learn More
PA6Excellent mechanical properties, with high toughness and hardness. Susceptible to moisture absorption.Learn More
PA66Good strength, hardness, and abrasion resistanceLearn More
POMHigh stiffness, high accuracy, low friction, easy to machine.Learn More
PPExcellent chemical resistance. Food-safe grades are available.Learn More
PEExcellent strength-to-weight ratio, impact, and weather resistance.Learn More
LDPELightweight, flexible, good chemical resistance, low-temperature resistanceLearn More
HDPEExcellent strength-to-weight ratio. impact and weather resistantLearn More
UHMWHighly resistant to corrosive chemicals except for oxidizing acids: highly resistant to abrasion.Learn More
PTFEHigh strength, toughness, and self-lubrication at low temperatures, and good flexibility at temperatures.Learn More
PEEKHigh-performance thermoplastic, very high strength, thermal and chemical resistant.Learn More
PCHigh thermal resistance, weather resistance & toughnessLearn More
PMMAUV-resistant plastic with good abrasion resistance. stiffness and hardness.Learn More
PSNon-toxic, odorless, and lightweightLearn More
PVCExcellent chemical and weather resistance and good toughness.Learn More
PUHigh elasticity and moldabilityLearn More
NRNatural rubber. has good elasticity, high strength, and good insulation, but it is not resistant to oil, has poor temperature resistance, and is easy to age.Learn More
NBRNitrile rubber, has excellent aging resistance, good electrical insulation, good impact elasticity, and oil resistance. But vulcanized plastics are slow and have poor self-adhesive and hot tear properties.Learn More
SBRGood heat resistance, aging resistance, and abrasion resistance. But the cold resistance. elasticity. tear resistance and other properties are poor, and the calendering deformation is large.Learn More
HNBRBoth hot air and steam resistant whilst simultaneously having very good low-temperature flexibility.Learn More
CRChloroprene rubber has good heat resistance, aging resistance, and cold and water resistance. It has poor electrical insulation.Learn More
VMQIt is currently the best cold and high-temperature-resistant rubber. It has excellent electrical insulation and high stability to thermal oxidation and ozone. inertia. The mechanical strength is low. Learn More
LSRExcellent compression set, biocompatibility, chemical resistance, and resistance up to 250°CLearn More
FVMQGood heat resistance, cold resistance, and high voltage resistance, and also have good oil resistance, acid, and alkali resistance. It can work for a long time at -55~+200C.Learn More
FKMHigh abrasion resistance, good light aging resistance, ozone aging resistance, radiation resistance, gasoline resistance, weak acid resistance, operating temperature range: -20-+200℃. Learn More
FFKMThe long-term working temperature range is -3g°C-+288C, and it can reach 315℃ in the short term. It is hard but not brittle and can be bent.Learn More
EPDMExcellent aging resistance. good electrical insulation, good impact elasticity, and oil resistance. But the vulcanization speed is slow, the self-adhesiveness and hot tearing performance is poor, and the processing performance is not good.Learn More
IRElasticity, compression set, creep, and abrasion resistance are excellentLearn More
IIRHas good air tightness, excellent light aging resistance, and chemical resistance. The effect of absorbing shock or vibration is good. Good electrical insulation performance.Learn More
TPERelatively stable properties, good temperature resistance (temperature range -50-100’C). aging resistance. chemical resistance. and solvent resistance.Learn More
TPUHigh wear resistance, a wide range of hardness, high mechanical strength, impact resistance, bearing capacity, cold resistance, and shock absorption performance.Learn More
TPVGood elasticity and resistance to compression deformation, environmental resistance, and aging resistance.wide application temperature range (-60-150″C), easy to dye.Learn More
TPRGood resilience and abrasion resistance. excellent slip resistance and shock absorption performance. It has good bonding performance with glue, ink, etc., and has good oil jet screen printing processability.Learn More


AluminumLight metal, the density is only about one-third of iron. Pure aluminum is softer, and its tensile strength in urban areas is around 300·C. Aluminum alloy is tougher and easy to stretch.Get a Quote
BrassGood mechanical properties, good plasticity in a hot state, plasticity in a cold state, good machine ability, easy to weld, corrosion resistance, but easy to produce corrosion cracking.Get a Quote
CopperPure copper is a soft metal with good ductility and high thermal and electrical conductivity. The copper alloy has excellent mechanical properties and low resistivity.Get a Quote
Carbon SteelExcellent process performance, good processing technology, low price, low strength level, and poor heat resistance.Get a Quote
Stainless SteelThe brightness of stainless steel is close to the mirror surface. and it has excellent corrosion resistance form ability. compatibility and toughness.Get a Quote
Steel AlloyHigh strength and toughness, fatigue resistant. Steel alloy contains other alloying elements in addition to carbon, resulting in improved hardness. toughness, fatigue, and wear resistance.Get a Quote

Material Modification

Zhongde also offers material modification services. Our material experts assist customers in modifying and optimizing materials to meet unique project requirements. We cooperate with customers to identify the ideal material solution at a competitive price.

Whether you need enhanced strength, improved durability, specific thermal properties, or customized aesthetics, trust our expertise to ensure your project’s success through material modifications.

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Molding Material Additives

To enhance material performance and meet customer’s requirements, we offer a range of additives selection. We will recommend the right additives to optimize the material for different molding processes and applications, ensuring better performance and functionality. The common additives and properties are listed below.

Name Description
UV absorbers Absorb UV radiation, slowing down the degradation of the material when used outdoors.
Flame retardants Prevent ignition and inhibits the spread of fire.
Plasticizers Increase flexibility and promotes plasticity, reducing the brittleness of the material.
Colorants Used to color plastics.
Carbon fibers Increase strength, toughness, and rigidity of the material at the expense of making the material more brittle.
Glass Fibers Increase strength, toughness, and rigidity of the material at the expense of making the material more brittle. It is more flexible than carbon fibers.

How to Choose the Right Plastic for Injection Molding Parts

Plastic injection molding is a widely manufacturing method for custom parts. And there are various plastic materials. How to choose the right plastic materials for your molded parts?

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Zhongde not only have a wide range of materials and additives but also have various manufacturing process for your custom molded parts. Explore Zhongde ‘s on-demand manufacturing capabilities and services here:

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FAQs of Material Selection

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If you are not sure about the specific material, you can tell us the using condition, our engineer will recommend the most suitable material for you.

If the production process is consistent, it is possible, but the product will be deformed to different degrees due to different material characteristics

We won't charge extra fee on material modification service.

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