Plastic Hanger Material And Raw Material Comparison
Plastic hangers are the most commonly used hanger category in the garment industry, so what raw materials are used in plastic hangers? What is the difference between various materials and raw materials? Here we will introduce the raw materials of plastic hangers.
Plastic hangers of the main raw materials for PS, ABS and PP three, auxiliary materials are mainly PVC, EVA and silicone and other non-slip role of soft rubber, there are also the color of the color powder or gold powder, etc., here mainly compared to PS, ABS and PP.
1.PS material plastic hangers
PS plastic, also known as polystyrene plastic, density 1.04 ~ 1.09g/cm3, will sink in water, shrinkage rate of 0.4%, size stability, transparent and lustrous granular solid. 88% to 92% transparency of PS, is the highest transparency of a plastic, highly transparent hangers are using the material. PS material is easy to burn, continue to burn after leaving the fire, yellow flame, black smoke, emitting greater odor.
PS material is easy to yellow and fade when exposed to sunlight for a long time, and its abrasion resistance is not as good as ABS and PP, but PS material has good thermoplastic fluidity, good processing performance, easy coloring, good dimensional stability, especially for injection molding, while the price is moderate, so the plastic hangers are most often used in this material.
PS alone brittle, especially in low temperature environment, adding a small amount of other substances in PS, such as butadiene (K rubber) can significantly reduce the brittleness, improve the impact toughness, this impact PS mechanical properties greatly improved, we will also add the material to improve the toughness of PS. PS plastic hangers surface can be flocked and plating, made of flocked hangers and plating plastic hangers, but not suitable for oil spraying to do Hand feel paint and bronze and other effects.
2.ABS material plastic hangers
ABS plastic is acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer, density of 1.05g/cm3, will sink in water, shrinkage rate of 0.4% to 0.8%, dimensional stability. ABS will produce yellow flame with black smoke when burned, emitting a strong alkali smell similar to rubber, can not be automatically extinguished.
ABS plastic hanger surface can be flocked and electroplated, also can be sprayed with oil, suitable for high effect such as hand paint, bronze and wood grain, the best color style adaptability, usually as a high-grade plastic hanger raw materials, such as Sinfoo factory flocked hanger and multi-functional Clothes rack mostly used to ABS material, Amazon and other e-commerce platform business owners favor plastic hangers category.
ABS material is the most expensive of the three materials, so the price sensitive hanger wholesale customers generally choose PS material.
3.PP material plastic hangers
PP plastic, also known as polypropylene plastic or plastic, density 0.9-0.91g/cm3, floating in water, the most important feature is to have excellent resistance to bending, can be repeatedly folded without damage, even without deformation. However, its shrinkage rate is 1.8%~2.5%, which is much higher than PS and ABS, so PP products are easy to shrink and deform during the cooling process.
PP material is easy to burn, continue to burn after leaving the fire, the upper end of the flame yellow, blue at the bottom, a small amount or basically no black smoke, molten drip phenomenon and petroleum smell. PP heat resistance is good, can be used for a long time at 100 degrees, but poor cold resistance, low temperature becomes brittle, so raw materials generally have to add 1% to 4% polyethylene to form copolymers to enhance cold resistance. PP weather resistance is also less than ABS, easy to light aging.
PP material has low transparency, low gloss and low rigidity, so there is a common white translucent plastic hanger both for PP material production. PP material has excellent chemical stability, acid and alkali corrosion resistance, not suitable for flocking and oil spraying, otherwise not firmly attached, but can be plated.
PP material is the most friendly to people and the environment, and can be used for high temperature resistant milk bottles, water cups, plastic lunch boxes and other household items. PP material is more wear-resistant and scratch-resistant than PS material, and is one of the most cost-effective materials, among the three materials, PP is the cheapest, but because of the problem of easy shrinkage and poor adhesion during production, it is not used as much as PS material.
Auxiliary materials, PVC usually add plasticizer to make it softer, used in the production of non-slip rubber accessories installed on both shoulders of the hanger, is a more economical raw material.
EVA and silicone are also used as hanger accessories raw materials, the use of less than PVC.
Through the above comparison, we can choose the appropriate hanger material according to the positioning of the demanded products.
Sinfoo factory mostly uses a mixture of PS and PP materials to make plastic hangers, taking into account the advantages of both while minimizing the disadvantages. We have more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing plastic hangers and have served more than 67 countries worldwide with a daily production capacity of over 300,000. We support plastic hangers brand customization and wholesale, welcome to contact us.