The Right Operating Temperature – The Right Plastics


Not all plastics are the same. When using a plastic product, it’s vital to consider its chemical composition and a range of different properties such as the temperature resistance it offers – because not every plastic can withstand sub-zero or high temperatures.

If temperatures are too low

  • Resilience under load decreases dramatically
  • Material failure or breakage can happen as a result

If temperatures are too high

  • Material may melt
  • Material failure, deformation, or thermal decomposition of the plastic can happen as a result

Plastics and their operating temperatures

To make it easier for you to select the material you require, the table below provides you with an overview of our plastics along with their operating temperatures. The temperatures indicated in brackets represent the maximum temperatures that are possible for a brief period of time.

Material Abbreviation Color Operating temperature (°C)
Polyamide PA 6.0 25%GV Black  -30° to 100°
Polyamide PA 6.0 25%GV White  -30° to 100°
Polyamide PA 6.0 30%GK Black  -30° to 100°
Polyamide PA 6.6 Black  -30° to 150° (175°)
Polyamide PA 6.6 Natural  -40° to 100° (160°)
Polyamide PA 6.6 White  -30° to 130°
Polyamide PA 6.6 25%GV Black  -40° to 130° (220°)
Polyamide PA 6.6 25%GV Brown  -30° to 120° (180°)
Polybutylene terephthalate PBT Natural  -40° to 80° (100°)
Polycarbonate PC 10%GV Black  -30° to 110°
Polycarbonate PC 10%GV Gray  -30° to 110°
Polyoxymethylene POM 30%GV Natural  100° (140°)
Polystyrene PS Natural  -20° to 60° (70°)


Do you have any further questions about the materials in our products? Are you looking for detailed data sheets and UL certificates for specific products?

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