Delaney Manufacturing produces, assembles and delivers a broad variety of thermoformed plastic components for industrial and consumer products and applications. We have the knowledge and expertise to manufacture products in a wide range of materials, including polystyrene, acetal, polyurethane, nylon, polyethylene, polyester, polypropylene, ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadene-Styrene) polycarbonate, and more.

Combined with an extensive array of in-house thermoplastic injection molding presses and peripheral molding systems.

Below is a table of some materials we use and their defining characteristics.

Polystyrene

Polystyrene is found in a wide variety of components and parts including:

  • Aircraft Components
  • CD Cases (also known as jewel cases)
  • License Plate Frames
  • Vegetable Trays
  • Molded Packing Material
  • Architectural Models
  • Insulated Building Panels

Polystyrene injection molded products have numerous benefits:

  • Ability to be cast into molds with fine detail
  • Economical hard plastic
  • Fairly rigid
  • Expanded polystyrene is easily cut with inexpensive foam cutters or traditional cutters and routers
  • Useful for large-scale model-making and prototypes
Polypropylene

Benefits of Polypropylene injection molded products of various grades include:

  • Rugged material
  • Highly resistant to acids, bases and chemicals
  • Very good fatigue resistance
  • Can be made both flexible and tough
  • Excellent machining characteristics
  • Economical
  • Can be produced opaque, translucent or in colors

Numerous products are manufactured from Polypropylene, such as:

  • Automotive Components
  • Laboratory Equipment, such as vials, containers and caps
  • Medical applications, including surgery patch material – used for hernia operations; suture material
  • Electrical Cable Insulation, fiber optic cable insulation
  • Housewares including cups, dishes, pitchers, plastic pails and cutlery
  • Plastic Hinges for flip-top bottles, bottle tops, bottles
  • Packaging
  • Storage Boxes
  • Future uses include aircraft pallets, marine hulls and ropes, boat and kayak paddles
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), a common thermoplastic material. ABS injection molded products are generally for the automotive, safety, industrial, consumer, electronics and telecommunications industries.

Many components and parts are produced from ABS, including:

  • Automotive – wheel covers, auto body parts
  • Consumer – golf club heads, toys, musical instruments (such as clarinets), furniture
  • Industrial – plastic pressure pipe systems, pipe, pipe fittings, waste pipes, material handling equipment
  • Electronics – electronic enclosures, computer enclosures, television housings, control panels, radio enclosures
  • Safety – safety helmets, protective head gear
  • Telecommunications – telephone cases

There are numerous advantages to ABS plastic molded products:

  • Good electrical properties
  • Excellent chemical resistance, especially to many acids, glycerine, alkalis, many hydrocarbons and alcohols, inorganic salts
  • Impact resistant
  • Combines strength, rigidity and toughness in one material
  • Lightweight
  • Excellent load stability
Polyurethane

There are many advantages to using polyurethane for injection-molded components, including:

  • High Load Bearing Capacity
  • Excellent Resistance to Abrasion
  • Resistant to Solvents, Oils, Ozone and Water
  • Known for Extra Durability and Toughness
  • Resistant to Flex Fatigue and Wear
  • Outstanding Resilience
  • Good Electrical Characteristics and Properties
  • Resistant to Mildew, Mold and Fungus
  • Good Machining Characteristics
  • High Cut Resistance and Tear Strength Properties

Polyurethane is used in a wide range of industry products such as:

  • Electronics – structural parts, electronic instrument bezels, electrical potting compounds
  • Automotive – interior components such as instrument panels, headrests, dashboards, armrests, molded seats, roof liners, steering wheels, bumpers, fenders
  • Consumer and Recreation – tennis racket overgrips, surfboard cores, recreational boat hulls, watch band wrapping, roller blade wheels, skateboard wheels
  • Building and Construction – walls, ceilings
  • Transportation – solid tires
  • Aerospace – gaskets, seals, moisture barrier tapes
Acetal

Benefits of plastic molded products manufactured from Acetal include:

  • Highly resistant to chemicals, especially alcohols, oils and formaldehyde
  • Excellent machining characteristics (highly machineable)
  • Outstanding rigidity
  • Good heat resistance
  • Tough material
  • Low Friction Coefficient
  • Good Dimensional Stability
  • Extremely Low Water Absorption

Acetal plastics are used in a variety of products in many industries, including:

  • Industrial – pulley wheels, gears, bezels, springs, wear caps, bearings, cradles, housings, bushings, sprockets, cams, conveyor parts, wheels
  • Automotive – fuel system (carburetor) components, steering columns, seat belt parts, door handles, window brackets
  • Plumbing Fixtures – shower head parts, fittings, faucet cartridges, ballcocks
  • Consumer – toys, zippers, buckles, pens, garden sprayers, butane lighter cases
  • Telecommunications – telephone components
Polyethylene

Delaney manufacturing produces components in the following types of polyethylene:

  • LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene)
  • LLDPE (Linear Low Density Polyethylene)
  • HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
  • Properties and benefits of LDPE, LLDPE and HDPE are:
Type of Polyethylene Advantages
LDPE High Degree of Ductility
Good Tensile Strength
Excellent Resistance to Alcohols, Bases and Acids
LLDPE Extremely Tough
Very Flexible
Relatively Transparent
Higher Tensile Strength than LDPE
HDPE High Tensile Strength
Lightweight
Excellent Durability
Corrosion and Chemical Resistant
Excellent Impact Resistance
Complies with USDA/FDA food handling guidelines (when natural color HDPE is used)
Low Moisture Absorption

LDPE, LLDPE and HDPE are used in a wide range of industries and products, including:

Type of Polyethylene Products/Industries
LDPE Lab Equipment – Tubing, Small Tanks, Wash Bottles, Pipette Washing Equipment, Trays and Containers, Bags
Food Storage – Trays and Containers, Bags
LLDPE Industrial Packaging
Food Packaging
Cable Covering
Toys, Buckets
Pipe
HDPE Medical – Prosthetics, Orthotics
Industrial – Material Handling Components, Tanks, Water Storage, Water Pipes
Chain Guides
Consumer – Garbage Containers, Food Containers

Whether your thermoplastic product requires LDPE, LLDPE or HDPE polyethylene, the experienced staff here at Delaney Manufacturing can meet and exceed your needs.

Polycarbonate

Advantages of polycarbonate products include:

  • Excellent Scratch Resistance
  • Good Optical Properties
  • Durable
  • Outstanding Impact Strength
  • Good Mechanical Properties

Polycarbonate injection molded products have been developed and are in use in the commercial, industrial and consumer sectors, such as:

  • Eyeglass lenses
  • Automobile headlight covers and assemblies
  • Aircraft windscreens, aircraft canopies
  • Motorcycle goggles
  • Compact Discs
  • Spacesuit helmet visors
  • Drinking bottles, drinking glasses, food storage containers, housewares
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Safety goggles, safety visors
  • Race car windshields, windows
  • Police Equipment – riot helmets, riot shields, visors
  • Guitar picks, musical instrument mouthpieces
Nylon

Nylon is used in a wide range of parts and components including:

  • Consumer products – footwear, clothing, toothbrush bristles, pantyhose, windbreakers, windpants, hair combs
  • Recreation - musical instrument strings, tennis racket strings, climbing rope, climbing slings, fishing line, basketball netting, rope
  • Industrial – bearings, gears, flexible tubing, bushings, pulley components, washers
  • Medical – sutures
  • Automotive – gas tanks, intake manifolds, seat belts, tire cords, fuel system parts
  • Military applications – parachutes
  • Electronics – electrical insulators, electronic components
  • Nylon thermoplastic products have many advantages:

 

  • Excellent machining characteristics
  • Resistant to abrasion
  • High impact resistance
  • Tough material
  • Extremely low coefficient of friction
  • Good ultraviolet (UV) resistance
  • Highly resistant to chemicals, mildew, molds, fungi, insects
  • Very durable
  • Melts instead of burns
Polyester

Delaney Manufacturing produce polyester thermoplastic products for a wide variety of industries; examples of polyester uses include:

  • Electronics – liquid crystal displays (LCD), dielectric film for electronic components such as capacitors and inductors, wire insulation, insulating tapes
  • Automotive – fuel system components, car body parts, safety belts, tire reinforcements
  • Industrial – Gears, bearings, conveyor belts, cams, valves, bushings, valve bodies, wear strips, timing screws, rope, plastic reinforcements
  • Recreation - canoes, yacht parts
  • Aerospace – jet engine seals

There are numerous benefits to polyester injection molded components:

  • High heat resistance
  • Good impact strength
  • Flame retardant
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Low water absorption
  • Good electrical properties
  • Minimal shrinkage
  • Good toughness
  • Good dimensional stability

 


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