POLYMORPH  

 Data Sheet

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Article by http://www.mutr.co.uk

Polymorph is a polymer which can be in the plastic or solid state. At above 62 degrees centigrade it is soft and below this temperature it becomes hard.

 

Polymorph can be bought in white granular form at relatively low cost .  The current price (5/15/2005) for different pack sizes are shown in the table http://www.mutr.co.uk/prodDetail.aspx?prodID=576                              

Options

Code

Price

   100g

PL1 004A

2.38

 

PL1 004B

5.79

500g

PL1 004

10.29

1Kg

PL1 003

19.27

4Kg

PL1 005

64.26

 It is relatively easy to use and the best method is to pour hot water over it in a container and when in the plastic state it can be collected and squashed by hand into the desired shape. The material starts turning solid at 62 degrees centigrade. Once hardened it is a very tough material.

 

 In schools it can be used to make moulds for vacuum forming or make ergonomically designed handles. Other uses of polymorph include. Below is a list of uses for polymorph. ( from http://www.mutr.co.uk )

 

 

Moulding of handles and orthopaedic aids
Vacuum forming moulds
Moulds for batch producing other mouldings
Prototype mechanical parts
Armatures / frames for models
Inserts for compliant products
Specialised components - e.g. motor mountings
Moulding of complete products - e.g. torches
Joining components together