If carefully selected, plastic will become the basic material of Plastic Bathroom Faucet -ensuring water safety and providing wear-resistant and durable fixtures.


Plastic is an important part of the safety, durability and durability of faucets.

Plastic is an important part of the safety, durability and durability of faucets.


Plastics are used in faucets in many ways, and people generally think that plastics are not very durable or suitable for high-quality products. However, this is not always true. Depending on the manufacturer and the specific type of plastic used, it has many forms, functions and qualities. This is everything you need to know.

In faucet applications, composite materials and wear-resistant plastics may be the best solutions, essential for providing high performance and durability. According to the type and characteristics of the plastic used, plastic covers a wide range of applications in faucets.

Plastic can be used for:

Outer body and handle
Cartridge and valve
Inside the nozzle
Aerator
Piping and connections
and many more.
So what is the difference, which plastic is used for which part of the faucet? Here are the types of plastics you should know about.

Composite material
Composite materials combine two or more separate materials and can be used for lids, nozzles, main bodies, levers, and battery boxes.

These include reinforced plastics, such as fiberglass and polymers or ABS composites, such as ABS engineering plastics-chromium combinations.

Composite plastics can also be molded onto various components in the form of plastic-plastic, plastic-metal or plastic-rubber combinations.

For example, in combination with PSU (polysulfone) engineering plastics, this composite structure is often used in medical technology because it is physiologically inert and extremely durable at high temperatures.

Composite material is a durable and lightweight material, which is why it is widely used in the medical, aerospace, and automotive industries.


ABS engineering plastics
ABS engineering plastic parts are widely used in products such as notebook computers and mobile phones. It is a sturdy and durable material with good resistance to high and low temperatures and chemicals. Since plastic does not heat up like metal when it comes in contact with hot water, it is the perfect material for making faucet handles, housings and covers, handles and shower heads. Another benefit of ABS is that it can be chrome plated, which makes it an easy-to-process material.

ABS composite material for levers and handles

ABS engineering plastics are often used in faucet levers due to their excellent high temperature and low temperature resistance.


PSU/PPSU engineering plastics
Due to its excellent chemical properties, PSU is also suitable for high-performance applications such as bearings, precision gears and thermostat cartridges, as well as lever interfaces due to its easy-to-grip materials. PSU engineering plastics are usually used for thermostatic valve cores.

PSU engineering plastics are usually used for thermostatic ink cartridges.

It is a safe material that can be used for parts that come into contact with food, even at high temperatures.

For example, PSU is used in thermostatic spools and the easy-to-grip handles of Oras Optima kitchen and washbasin faucets.


POM engineering plastics
POM engineering plastics are called acetal or polyacetal and are used for parts that require rigidity, low friction and high dimensional stability. This plastic is solvent-resistant and fuel-resistant, making it a particularly durable choice for parts in contact with water (such as the inside of nozzles).

Examples of faucet parts using POM engineering plastics.

Examples of faucet parts using POM engineering plastics.
Why is plastic?
Now that you understand the different types of plastics used, let us summarize the reasons why manufacturers choose plastics to make certain faucet components:

Plastic is a sturdy and durable material that ensures the durability of the components

Plastics can withstand different temperatures without damage, which means that hot and cold water can flow without affecting the plastic parts. If used on an external body, and because the surface does not heat up, this function can significantly reduce the risk of burns, and is especially suitable for avoiding contact with hot water pipes or shower faucets
Plastic will not affect the quality of drinking water, nor will it be contaminated by harmful chemicals and microorganisms, which is why it is often used inside the spout
Plastics are 100% resistant to corrosion (unlike some types of metals, they naturally react to the environment and gradually wear out over time)
Plastic can resist moisture, which is important when water is involved (for example, to avoid mold)
Finally, plastic is a lightweight material, which does not add unnecessary weight to the faucet, making it easier for the installer to carry and install it.

Not all plastics are necessarily signs of low quality. Careful selection of suitable plastic properties can ensure that your faucet is wear-resistant, resistant to different temperatures and can withstand corrosion. Be sure to pay attention to the material and quality of the plastic used, and consult the installer or manufacturer for more information about its characteristics. In this way, you can ensure durable and qualified components for your customers.

Plastic Kitchen Faucet is also a good choice. Although the whole is made of plastic, plastic is actually good.
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