Inserts for Plastic

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The main considerations governing insert selection are: type of plastic, installation method and insert performance. The filters below will assist the specifier in choosing the best insert for a given application. Additionally, custom inserts can be designed to suit specific requirements. Contact PENCOM to speak with a technical representative.

Installation Material

  • Amorphous Thermoplastics
  • Hard Thermoplastics
  • Medium Thermoplastics
  • Soft Thermoplastics
  • Thermoplastic Foams
  • Thermosetting (Other)
  • Thermosetting Foams
  • Thermosetting Polyester

Insert Attribute

  • Bi-directional
  • Compression
  • Free-Running Thread
  • Headed Option
  • Jack-out
  • Pull-out
  • Stud Option
  • Thread Locking Effect
  • Torque-out

Installation Method

  • Direct Heat
  • Fully Automated
  • Hand Tools
  • Mold-in
  • Simple Press
  • Tapping Machine
  • Ultrasonic

Installation Materials

Amorphous Thermoplastics
  • PC (Polycarbonate)
  • Acrylic
  • PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol)
  • ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
  • Polysulfone
Thermoplastics – Soft
  • HDPE (High-density Polyethylene)
  • PE (Polyethylene)
  • PP (Polypropylene)
Thermoplastics – Medium
  • ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
  • Nylon (Polyamide)
  • POM (Acetal)
  • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
Thermoplastics – Hard
  • Filled Nylon (Filled Polyamide)
  • PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate)
  • PC/ABS Blend (Polycarbonate/ Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
  • PPS (Polyphenlyene Sulfied)
Thermoplastic Foams
  • PP (Polypropylene)
  • PE (Polyethylene)
  • Polystyrene
  • PC (Polycarbonate)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Polylactic Acid
Thermosetting Polyester
  • BMC (Bulk Molding Compound)
  • DMC (Dough Molding Compound)
  • SMC (Sheet Molding Compound)
Thermosetting Foam
  • PU (Polyurethane)
  • PF (Phenol-formaldehyde)
  • UF (Urea-formaldehyde)
Thermosetting – Other
  • Phenolic
  • Ureas
  • Tufnol
  • Rigid polyurethane
  • Epoxy resins
  • Vinyl esthers