Best raw material selection guarantees best products

To guarantee products of high quality Surteco Australia exclusively uses raw material plastics of the highest quality. Surteco Quality Assurance starts with checking the raw materials in special test procedures prior to initial use. These special checks follow German guidelines of the industry. Furthermore Surteco uses only plastics fitting perfectly to the application of the profile. All together it makes sure that customers of Surteco Australia always obtain products made from the highest quality of plastics available on the market.

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

PVC is today the best known and most commonly used plastic in the world.
For more than 40 years, plastics and plastic components for a multitude of industry applications have been made from PVC due to the outstanding material characteristics of the product.
However, it should be noted that there have been significant advancements in recent times with other plastics, which have brought them into their own in some applications.
Surteco Australia can extrude a variety of plastic types and therefore is able to determine the most appropriate plastic type for any application.

PE (Polyethylene)

Polyethylene is a thermoplastic commodity heavily used in consumer products. Its name originates from the monomer ethane, previously named ethylene, used to create the polymer. In the polymer industry the name is sometimes shortened to PE.
Polyethylene is created through polymerization of ethane. It can be produced by various means and each of these methods results in a different type of polyethylene.
PE extrusions are also commonly used where electrical conductivity is an issue and also where weight is a consideration – as it is lighter than PVC.

PP (Polypropylene)

PP is a semi-crystalline plastic, primarily used in pipe extrusion and the packaging industry. For about 10 years now, this chlorine-free material has also been used in the furniture industry as an alternative to the proven materials of PVC and ABS. The main advantage of polypropylene is that it is easily disposed of, but it does require optimisation of machine settings in processing. Furthermore it is generally softer than other thermoplastics used on furniture.

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