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How To Identify Plastics

Does your shop have a mix of plastic sheets stashed in the racks, waiting for a project? If so, you need to know how to identify plastics to sort them out when it comes to work time. Trouble is, many of these sheets and rods look very much the same!
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To save you from machining the wrong piece of plastic and wasting valuable time and materials, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you identify plastics. Using a few observable traits it’s easy to tell one white sheet of plastic from the next!
Use the guide below to identify your mystery materials by putting them through a couple of quick and simple tests.
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If you’ve had a chance to try out any of these tricks on how to identify plastics and have anything to add, let us know about your experience on Facebook.
If you’ve read the guide and still have questions about how to identify plastics, give us a call! We’ll do our best to help you understand the differences between Acetal and UHMW. We can be reached from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST at 800.704.2157.
If you’re ready to dive right in and shop for some plastics take a look at our full assortment online now! 

QUICK LINKS TO PRODUCTS FROM OUR “HOW TO IDENTIFY PLASTICS” GUIDE:

ACETAL SHEET / PLATE >>
ACETAL ROUND ROD >>
NYLON SHEET / PLATE >>
UHMW SHEET / PLATE >>
UHMW NATURAL ROUND ROD >>