Material

Choosing the right material for your custom plastic injection molding project is an important decision. Before choosing a material, you have multiple items to consider: Part function, application, durability, flexibility and color. Plastic molding materials look and behave differently, so your material choice affects your part’s performance and characteristics.

Even the material’s shrink rate needs to be considered. If the plastic injection parts are molded out of one material for the initial production, changing material for future production runs may affect the part’s dimensions. That’s because a different material may have a different shrink rate.

HKYMold’s plastic material list contains a wide variety of materials to use for plastic injection molding. We also welcome your requests for specific resins. If you need a material that is not listed, please let us know and we’ll do our best to obtain your specific plastic resin material.

The table below specifies the injection molding material grade, characteristics, sample applications and other details for each material. In addition, many of the materials listed include a downloadable PDF material data sheet. Use the search box in the upper left-hand corner to search the entire database, or narrow your search by checking the boxes that meet your product’s needs.

Type: Material Name Abbreviation
Plastic Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene ABS
Plastic Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene – Hightemp ABS – high temp
Plastic Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene + Polycarbonate ABS + PC
Plastic Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene + Polycarbonate + Glass Fill ABS + PC + GF
Plastic Nylon 6-6 + 30% Glass Fill PA66 + 30% GF
Plastic Nylon 6-6 + 50% Glass Fill PA66 + 50% GF
Plastic Nylon 6-6 Polyamide PA66
Plastic Thermoplastic elastomers TPE
Plastic Thermoplastic polyurethane TPU
Plastic Polypropylene PP
Plastic Polypropylene + 20% Talc PP + 20% Talc
Plastic Polypropylene + 30% Glass Fill PP + 30% GF
Plastic Polycaprolactam PA6
Plastic Polycaprolactam + 20% Glass Fill PA6 + 20% GF
Plastic Polycaprolactam + 30% Glass Fill PA6 + 30% GF
Plastic Polycaprolactam + 50% Glass Fill PA6 + 50% GF
Plastic Polymethyl methacrylate PMMA
Plastic Polyoxymethylene POM
Plastic Polyoxymethylene + 10% PTFE POM + 10% PTFE
Plastic Polyoxymethylene + 30% Glass Fill POM + 30% GF
Plastic Polycarbonate – Glass Fill PC + GF
Plastic Polycarbonate + 10% Glass Fill PC + 10% GF
Plastic Polycarbonate + Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene + 20% Glass Fill + 10% Stainless Steel fiber PC + ABS + 20% GF + 10% SS Fiber
Plastic Polystyrene PS
Plastic Polyphenylene sulfide PPS
Plastic Polyphenylene sulfide + 30 % Glass Fill PPS + 30% GF
Plastic Polyphenylene sulfide + Glass Fill PPS + GF
Plastic Polyamide 12 PA12
Plastic Polyethylene – High Density HDPE, PEHD
Plastic Polybutylene terephthalate PBT
Plastic Polybutylene terephthalate + 30% Glass Fill PBT+ 30% GF
Plastic Polycarbonate PC
Plastic Polyetherimide + 40% Glass Fill (Ultem 2410) PEI + 40% GF
(Ultem 2410)
Plastic Polyetherimide + Ultem 1000 PEI + Ultem 1000
Plastic Polyether ether ketone PEEK
Plastic Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate ASA
Plastic Nylon 6-6 + 10% Glass Fill PA66 + 10% GF
Plastic Nylon 6-6 + 20% Glass Fill PA66 + 20% GF
Plastic Polyethylene PE
Plastic Polyethylene – Low Density LDPE