Plastic balls are an effective, economical substitute in low load bearings, agitators in aerosol spray cans, and in lightweight check valves. Plastic is lower in cost and used where weight is not an issue, or a lightweight material is desired. Abbott can supply plastic balls in Acetal, Celcon®, nylon, Delrin® and Polypropylene. Plastic ball surface finishes may vary from coarse to highly polished, according to customer specification. Various colors and fillers are also available. Plastic balls are offered in a range of sizes and tolerances (grades).
||Acetal, Celcon® and Delrin®
|Water Absorption (method A, 24 hr) %
|Tensile Strength at Yield, 100 psi
|Elongated at Yield
|Elastic Modulus in Tension, 105 psi
|Flexural Strength in Tension, 105 psi
|Elastic Modulus in Flexure, 105 psi
|Compressive Strength at Yield, 1000 psi
||Matte or Polished
||As small as 0.3mm
||1, 2, 3 *
||Good corrosion resistance
||Agitator in aerosol spray cans
Lighweight check valves
Low load bearings
||Grade 1 ±.001" sphericity of .001"
Grade 2 ±.002" sphericity of .002"
Grade 3 ±.005" sphericity of .005"