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Prime Tuff-X

Prime Tuff-X

primextuffx.jpgIs an engineered alloy that fills the gap between engineered plastics and high performance Polyolefins. Prime Tuff-X has a very low C.L.T.E., excellent impact, UV protection and is highly chemical resistant.

Applications

Ideal for ; automotive, power tools, irrigation, electronics, lawn and garden
and RV applications.

Processing

Prime Tuff-X is a Semi-crystalline material that behaves differently in the thermoforming process when compared to an amorphous material. Ideal forming conditions; Mold temp. 170-190ºF, Sheet temp. 320-360ºF, part removal temp.145-170ºF. Aluminum temperature controlled grit blasted tools are preferred. Ceramic tools can also work well if it is glass bead blasted. Quartz or ceramic heaters are preferred when working with Tuff-X. Calrod heaters can sometimes be used but gas fired is not recommended. Mold Shrink is .007-.009 in/in in the MD, less in the TD.

Finishing

Tuff-X can be fabricated by using many techniques such as; drilling, routing, punching, sawing, laser or die cut. Mechanical screws and other type of fasteners may be used to join Tuff-X parts together. It may also be bonded with certain types of adhesives.

Please contact your Primex Plastics representative for more information on finishing, fabricating, or the thermoforming process.

Colors, Textures, and Capabilities

Tuff-X can be fabricated by using many techniques such as; drilling, routing, punching, sawing, laser or die cut. Mechanical screws and other type of fasteners may be used to join Tuff-X parts together. It may also be bonded with certain types of adhesives.

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