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4TECH® is the registered trade name for high performance speciality technical compounds produced by 4PLAS.

The 4TECH® product group brings together all of our speciality technical grades across all polymer types where high performance is required.

Many of these grades are designed to replace metals and to bridge the gaps between traditional performance materials and conventional thermoplastics.


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4TECH® compounds can offer the following key properties:

  • Excellent flammability resistance
  • Excellent electrical properties
  • Very high mechanical strength
  • Excellent thermal stability & Heat resistance
  • High wear & abrasion resistance & low friction
  • High gloss surface finish
  • Low moisture absorption
  • High dimensional stability
  • Very good chemical resistance


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The 4TECH® speciality compounds group was created by the drive towards superior technical performance, it combines high performance polymers with a wide range of modifiers, fibres, stabilisers and speciality additives to give the following products:

For individual grades or to search using a wide range of criteria please use our interactive material selector.

Our standard range is comprehensive, however should you not find what you are looking for within the data available on this website, we offer Custom Compounds to suit the requirements of specific applications.

If you would like advice on selecting suitable materials, or you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us and one of our team will be pleased to assist you.

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