A plastics processor will require a long production tool life and tool reliability, with a mix of good corrosion resistance, hardness, toughness and resistance properties. Plastic mould steels are designed to do just this. They have good dimensional stability during heating, good polishability, and high impact strength. Different plastic mould steels will deliver better on each of these properties. Some also offer improved corrosion resistance so are best suited to moulding chemically aggressive plastics, sometimes in the food industry e.g. 1.2083, 1.2316 & 1.2085.
A list of our Plastic Mould Tool Steels available for order is detailed in the table below, many of which we have in stock ready for immediate shipping… Our special steels supplier Dörrenberg has one of the largest warehouses for tool steel in Europe, sited across 5 locations in Germany and due to their state-of-the-art milling centre, can offer bars sawn to length or pre-machined plates and blocks in a very short time.
P20 Tool Steel
P20 tool steel offers superb machinability, an incredibly versatile tool steel which delivers a high quality finish and good toughness up to moderate strength levels.
Typical Applications include:
- Plastic moulds
- Injection moulding tools
- Pressing tools
- Die holders
- Die casting moulds
- Extrusion tools
We are always happy to help and advise with your specification for your required application. Our exclusive UK agency association with Dörrenberg, Germany, means that we can offer you the resources of the largest special steel foundry in Germany.