Polymers: Stock Forms

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Stock Forms

Stock forms are the different forms and sizes that we can purchase polymers in. Different stock forms come in a wide range of colours.

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Different forms

  • Polymers come in many forms, such as:
    • Sheet materials.
    • Profiles.
    • Granules and pellets.
    • Powders.
    • Films and foams.
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Sheet materials

  • Sheet material comes in different sizes and thicknesses.
    • Sheet material is used for vacuum forming and displays.
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  • Profiles come in different shapes.
    • For example, tubes, rods, squares, and angle sections.
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Granules and pellets

  • Granules and pellets are melted down for industrial processes.
    • For example, injection moulding.
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  • Powders come in a range of colours.
    • Powders are used for modelling, coating, and 3D painting.
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Films and foams

  • Films and foams come in different sizes and thicknesses.
  • Clingfilm is a form of film.
    • Clingfilm is used for food or packaging.
  • Foam can be used for modelling or packaging.
    • For example, expanded polystyrene is used for packaging.

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2Paper & Board: Specialist Technical Principles

3Timber: Specialist Technical Principles

4Metal: Specialist Technical Principles

5Polymers: Specialist Technical Principles

6Textiles: Specialist Technical Principles

7Designing & Making Principles

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