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    Compare Grades:

    Plastics are synthetic or semi-synthetic polymer and other composite materials containing plasticizers, stabilizers, fillers, and other additives that enhance their processing and performance characteristics. The exact formulation of a plastic determines the properties it exhibits, with each plastic formula typically resulting in distinct qualities that make it suitable for specific use cases.

    WS Hampshire, Inc. is a full-service fabricator and supplier of non-metallic materials, including plastics. Our 135,000-square foot facility allows us to stock and process a wide range of plastic materials for use in industrial and commercial applications, including the following:

     

    Advantages of Engineering Thermoplastics

    THERMOSET LAMINATES

    Phenolic plastics—also referred to as industrial laminates—consist of alternating layers of resin and material, all of which are exposed to high heat and pressure to form a solid plastic form. Depending on the type of phenolic plastic, the resin employed can be epoxies, melamines, polyesters, or silicones, and the material can be cloth, glass-based fabric, or paper. These composite materials are available in many forms, including sheet and convolute wound tube, and find use in a wide range of industrial applications, due to their machinability, corrosion resistance, and electrical insulation properties.

    At W.S. Hampshire, we offer the following phenolic plastics:

    Ryertex®. Ryertex® is a high-performance thermoset laminate composite material often used as an alternative to metal for industrial and commercial applications involving high heat, load, and/or speed. It can withstand temperatures of 250° F to 572° F. We offer availability in 16 grades for specific applications:

    • Ryertex 223 Marine
      Ryertex 223 Marine

      Ryertex® 223 (Grade C, Marine Grade)

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Grade
      Grade

      Grade

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Ryertex C
      Ryertex C

      Ryertex C

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Ryertex CE
      Ryertex CE

      Ryertex CE

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Ryertex CG
      Ryertex CG

      Ryertex CG

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Ryertex G3
      Ryertex G3

      Ryertex G3

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Ryertex G5
      Ryertex G5

      Ryertex G5

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Ryertex G7
      Ryertex G7

      Ryertex G7

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Ryertex G9
      Ryertex G9

      Ryertex G9

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Ryertex Grades G10
      Ryertex Grades G10

      Ryertex Grades G10

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • and FR4
      and FR4

      and FR4

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Ryertex G11
      Ryertex G11

      Ryertex G11

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Ryertex HD/A
      Ryertex HD/A

      Ryertex HD/A

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Ryertex HD/M
      Ryertex HD/M

      Ryertex HD/M

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Ryertex L
      Ryertex L

      Ryertex L

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Ryertex LE
      Ryertex LE

      Ryertex LE

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Ryertex S/T
      Ryertex S/T

      Ryertex S/T

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

    • Ryertex X
      Ryertex X

      Ryertex X

      Ryertex® 223 – Marine Grade provides the same strength and durability as Ryertex® C phenolic laminate with outstanding compressive strength and good machinability.

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    Trespa®. Trespa is a high-pressure laminate plate of fibers or Kraft paper. It is coated with phenolic resin for use as interior or exterior cladding and decorative surfaces. We provide the following types:

    • TopLab® Plus
      TopLab® Plus

      TRESPA® TOPLAB® PLUS
      ANTIBACTERIAL AND HIGHLY CHEMICAL RESISTANT

      -TOPLAB® PLUS is the perfect surface for quality worktops with inherent antibacterial properties and highly resistant to a wide variety of aggressive chemicals.

    • TopLab® Base
      TopLab® Base

      TopLab® Base

      -TOPLAB® PLUS is the perfect surface for quality worktops with inherent antibacterial properties and highly resistant to a wide variety of aggressive chemicals.

    • TopLab® Vertical
      TopLab® Vertical

      TopLab® Vertical

      -TOPLAB® PLUS is the perfect surface for quality worktops with inherent antibacterial properties and highly resistant to a wide variety of aggressive chemicals.

    • Virtuon® Sheet
      Virtuon® Sheet

      Virtuon® Sheet

      Developed for demanding interior applications, Trespa’s underlying technology combines wood-based fibers with thermosetting resins under high pressure and at high temperatures, transforming them into robust composite panels that meet the most exacting specifications. The unique properties of Trespa® Virtuon® make them highly durable with a long life of retained appearance.

    Arboron® sheet. Arboron® is a paper-based composite imbued with a phenolic thermosetting resin and topped with an outer layer of melamine. The sheets are uniform and have good resistance to abrasion, chemicals, and electrical creep.

    Learn More About Arboron

    Resiten® sheet. Resiten® is a paper-grade laminate that manufacturers often use for laser engraved signage, applications that carry electrical voltage, and more. We offer these sheets in a wide range of grades, sizes, and thicknesses.

    Learn More About Resiten

    THERMOPLASTICS

    Thermoplastics are plastic composite materials that become soft and pliable when exposed to sufficiently high temperatures. In contrast to thermosets, they can be melted, formed, and recycled several times over.

    At WS Hampshire, we offer the following thermoplastics:

    • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
      Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

      Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS).

      ABS plastic is a tough, rigid thermoplastic that is produced both as an extruded and annealed product.

    • Acetal
      Acetal

      Acetal

      ABS plastic is a tough, rigid thermoplastic that is produced both as an extruded and annealed product.

    • Acrylic
      Acrylic

      Acrylic

      ABS plastic is a tough, rigid thermoplastic that is produced both as an extruded and annealed product.

    • High-Density Polyethylene
      High-Density Polyethylene

      High-Density Polyethylene

      ABS plastic is a tough, rigid thermoplastic that is produced both as an extruded and annealed product.

    • High-Impact Polystyrene
      High-Impact Polystyrene

      High-Impact Polystyrene

      ABS plastic is a tough, rigid thermoplastic that is produced both as an extruded and annealed product.

    • Low-Density Polyethylene
      Low-Density Polyethylene

      Low-Density Polyethylene

      ABS plastic is a tough, rigid thermoplastic that is produced both as an extruded and annealed product.

    • Nylon
      Nylon

      Nylon

      ABS plastic is a tough, rigid thermoplastic that is produced both as an extruded and annealed product.

    • Polyethylene Terephthalate
      Polyethylene Terephthalate

      Polyethylene Terephthalate

      ABS plastic is a tough, rigid thermoplastic that is produced both as an extruded and annealed product.

    • Polycarbonate 
      Polycarbonate 

      Polycarbonate 

      ABS plastic is a tough, rigid thermoplastic that is produced both as an extruded and annealed product.

    • Polypropylene
      Polypropylene

      Polypropylene

      ABS plastic is a tough, rigid thermoplastic that is produced both as an extruded and annealed product.

    • PTFE
      PTFE

      Polytetrafluoroethylene

      ABS plastic is a tough, rigid thermoplastic that is produced both as an extruded and annealed product.

    • Polyurethane
      Polyurethane

      Polyurethane

      ABS plastic is a tough, rigid thermoplastic that is produced both as an extruded and annealed product.

    • Polyvinyl Chloride
      Polyvinyl Chloride

      Polyvinyl Chloride

      ABS plastic is a tough, rigid thermoplastic that is produced both as an extruded and annealed product.

    • Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
      Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

      Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

      ABS plastic is a tough, rigid thermoplastic that is produced both as an extruded and annealed product.

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    THERMAL INSULATION

    Thermally insulative composite materials can absorb and disrupt the transfer of heat energy from one object to another. Thermal insulating materials can protect complex configurations from heat buildup and excessive heat from electrical malfunctions.

    • CS85
      CS85

      CS85

      This calcium silicate board offers excellent electrical resistance and resists shrinking in temperatures up to 1800° F.

    • Glastherm
      Glastherm

      Glastherm

      This calcium silicate board offers excellent electrical resistance and resists shrinking in temperatures up to 1800° F.

    • Marinite®
      Marinite®

      Marinite®

      This calcium silicate board offers excellent electrical resistance and resists shrinking in temperatures up to 1800° F.

    • Mica
      Mica

      Mica

      This calcium silicate board offers excellent electrical resistance and resists shrinking in temperatures up to 1800° F.

    • Transite®
      Transite®

      Transite®

      This calcium silicate board offers excellent electrical resistance and resists shrinking in temperatures up to 1800° F.

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    FIBERGLASS-REINFORCED PLASTIC (FRP) MATERIALS

    Fiberglass-reinforced plastics are composite materials that have been reinforced with glass fibers. They can offer strength comparable to that of metal and flexibility comparable to that of carbon fiber. These qualities, combined with their resistance to water damage, make them suitable for heavy-duty applications that are outdoors or regularly exposed to water.

    At WS Hampshire, we offer the following fiberglass-reinforced plastic materials:

    Group 698

    Extren™
    Extren is a low-maintenance material available in a variety of forms, including rounds, square/rectangles, tubes, and beams.

    Group 701

    GPO
    GPO is a thermoset polyester sheet reinforced with fiberglass and filler material suitable for use as an electrical insulator. It is available in three grades: GPO-1, GPO-2, and GPO-3.

    Group -1

    Grating
    We offer Duradek® pultruded grating and Duragrid® molded grating.

    Group -2

    Wesliner
    Wesliner is a thermoset composite sheet material that has excellent chemical, physical, and thermal resistance. It’s also UL certified with a flame spread of 25.

    Learn More About Fiberglass-reinforced Plastics

    ELECTRICAL INSULATION

    Electrical insulators are materials with high electrical resistivity, meaning they resist the flow of electrical charges. When used alongside electrical conductors, this quality makes them ideal for use as protection against electricity-related issues, such as electrocution, short-circuiting and arcing.

    At WS Hampshire, we offer the following electrical insulation materials:

    • Mylar®
      Mylar®

      MYLAR®

      Mylar® EL polyester films are strong, tough, general -purpose films for electrical/electronic uses.

    • Dacron Mylar Dacron
      Dacron Mylar Dacron

      Dacron Mylar Dacron

      Mylar® EL polyester films are strong, tough, general -purpose films for electrical/electronic uses.

    • Nomex®
      Nomex®

      Nomex®

      Mylar® EL polyester films are strong, tough, general -purpose films for electrical/electronic uses.

    • GPO
      GPO

      GPO

      Mylar® EL polyester films are strong, tough, general -purpose films for electrical/electronic uses.

    • Mica
      Mica

      Mica

      Mylar® EL polyester films are strong, tough, general -purpose films for electrical/electronic uses.

    • Kraft Paper
      Kraft Paper

      Kraft Paper

      Mylar® EL polyester films are strong, tough, general -purpose films for electrical/electronic uses.

    • Cequin
      Cequin

      Cequin

      Mylar® EL polyester films are strong, tough, general -purpose films for electrical/electronic uses.

    • COPACO
      COPACO

      COPACO

      Mylar® EL polyester films are strong, tough, general -purpose films for electrical/electronic uses.

    • Tufquin™
      Tufquin™

      Tufquin™

      Mylar® EL polyester films are strong, tough, general -purpose films for electrical/electronic uses.

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    LED FILMS

    Lighting equipment and systems, such as LED light fixtures, require the use of specialized plastic sheet and film to reflect and diffuse light to achieve proper lighting levels. Establishing and maintaining adequate lighting is critical to safe operation in sensitive and highly trafficked environments, such as train stations, aerospace facilities, and retail spaces.

    LED FILMS FROM WS HAMPSHIRE

    At WS Hampshire, we offer the following LED films:

    • Melinex®
      Melinex®

      Melinex®

      DuPont’s Melinex is a UL-registered white polyester film that has excellent reflective properties. It is available in 600 gauge sheets and finds use in applications ranging from display board reflectors to billboard lighting.

    • WhiteOptics
      WhiteOptics

      WhiteOptics

      DuPont’s Melinex is a UL-registered white polyester film that has excellent reflective properties. It is available in 600 gauge sheets and finds use in applications ranging from display board reflectors to billboard lighting.

    • Sarafil
      Sarafil

      Sarafil

      DuPont’s Melinex is a UL-registered white polyester film that has excellent reflective properties. It is available in 600 gauge sheets and finds use in applications ranging from display board reflectors to billboard lighting.

    • Clarifoil®
      Clarifoil®

      Clarifoil®

      DuPont’s Melinex is a UL-registered white polyester film that has excellent reflective properties. It is available in 600 gauge sheets and finds use in applications ranging from display board reflectors to billboard lighting.