When speaking of thermoplastics, alloy refers to a material made up of two or more plastic materials that are compounded together. This is different from copolymer and terpolymer materials.
Alloys typically exhibit properties from each of the constituents. A few common alloys are:
This alloy has most of the properties of ABS but has much higher impact strength due to the polycarbonate.
This alloy has the chemical resistance of the polyester along with excellent impact strength due to the polycarbonate.
This alloy has excellent UV stability along with excellent impact strength.
There are also lesser known alloys such as Nylon/Polyphenylene Oxide/Polystryrene and ABS/Nylon.
The typical brands of alloys offered by Midwest Resins are: