The term "PLASTIC" comes from the Ancient Greek "PLASTIKOS," meaning "capable of being shaped or molded." THERMOPLASTIC materials used in injection molding take their name from a key characteristic: their response to temperature changes as they become soft and malleable when heated and then solidify again when cooled. This cycle is reversible and makes the thermoplastic materials 100% REUSABLE and RECYCLABLE.

Its extreme versatility is one of the main reasons why plastic is widely used in modern industry for a wide range of applications, from toys to sports equipment, from packaging to medical devices, from automotive to aerospace components, and much more.

A wide range of materials

Thermoplastic Polymers represent a very wide range of materials, many of which are still unknown even to industry professionals.
Their main characteristics are: extreme lightness, acoustic, thermal and electrical insulation, significant tribological properties, relevant noise and vibration reduction, very high chemical inertia and corrosion resistance, high freedom of design and colorability, great ease of processing, cost-effectiveness.

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GHEPI supplies products for different applications through the injection molding selecting the suitable material between: Commodity Polymers, Expanded or Recycled Polymers, Thermoplastic Elastomers, Biopolymers, Technopolymers, High Performance Polymers and Composites.

Based on the requirements of the application to be developed, Polymeric Compounds can be selected which, in addition to a specific polymer, contain fillers, reinforcements and functional additives including: short and long glass fibers, glass spheres, carbon fibers, Kevlar fibers, graphite, aramid, stainless steel, magnets, mineral fillers, PTFE, silicone, molybdenum disulfide, self-extinguishing, food contact, antibacterial, antistatic, anti-UV additive, etc.

High Performance Polymers

In particular, with the advent of high performance polymers and composites, it is possible to replace metals in technical applications, even challenging ones. Below are some engineering polymers that we usually use:

The material selection is crucial in new product development, for this reason GHEPI has an in-depth knowledge of materials and collaborates with its suppliers to always be updated on new polymers.

The Polymer Pyramid shows a macro-schematic starting from Basic Polymers (commodities) passing to Technopolymers and then to High-Performance Polymers and Super-Polymers, formulated thanks to intense R&D and experimentation activities.