3P: Beyond Performance Plastics ®

3P Performance Plastics Products designs, develops and manufacures solutions in high performance plastics and composites (PTFE, PFA, PEEK, ect, virgin or filled) to anwser your challenges.

Our Key Features

Choosing 3P for your projects is the guarantee of the best expertise in all kind of high performance plastics and processes, a foolproof performance and a certified quality dedicated to your specific needs.

50 years of Experience
In satisfying the most demanding markets by designing, developing and manufacturing creative products and solutions.

 

A Team of more than 20 Experts
Fully dedicated to the development of innovating solutions to answer your current challenges and anticipate the future ones.

 

8 Companies across 3 Continents
To always be close to you, because we know that proximity plays a great part in understanding our customers’ needs.

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A large range of solutions
the right solution is always within your grasp thanks to our large materials range and transformation processes.

 

The Quality Certifications of the most Demanding Markets
According with their markets, our facilities are certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001 but also EN/AS 9100 and IATF 16949.

 

A Renowed Performance
3P has been recognized as one of the best French businesses because of its exceptionnal performance.

Get the Expertise of the Most Challenging Markets

Chosen by the world biggest names, we help the high-tech industries in their search for performance. Benefit from our experience in our markets, and get the solutions adapted to your industry.

Discover our Product Ranges

Our industrial capability and our proficient know-how make us able to produce a wide range of products, from basic shapes to very complex parts.
Because we only use high-performance plastic materials, our products answer outstanding characteristics: resistance under extreme temperatures, resistance under fire exposure or exposure to extreme environmental conditions, resistance under high mechanical stress, a very low friction rate, a very high insulation rate, and more. Our ranges - from classic to premium - enable you to choose the best solution both in economical and technical terms.
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3P manufactures a whole range of fluoropolymers and thermoplastics custom tubing. These tubes provide insulation, protection and high mechanical properties for the most demanding industries, such as Automotive, Aerospace and all kind of Fluid Handling Systems.
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We develop a vast number of high performance films and tapes which offer insulation, friction and resistance solutions to suit your industrial needs such as resistance under very high temperature and fire, high insulation rate, very low friction rate, excellent mechanical stress resistance, etc.
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Because they are chemically inert and have a very long lifetime and an extended temperature range, our fluoropolymers Skived Tapes are highly recommended for chemical industries. A specific surface treatment makes our products easy to apply to create a powerful anticorrosive lining inside tanks, vessels, and ISO containers.
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From products development to industrialization, 3P experts work with your own specifications to provide you the best solutions. In addition, our expertise allows us to offer you top of the art materials to suit your demands and to develop products with outstanding characteristics for your final application.
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3P offers the most comprehensive selection of plastic products to serve mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and medical industries, all over the world. To solve your problems of sealing, insulation, corrosion and to gain optimal features, trust 3P and more than 50 years of experience in high-performance plastic products.

Our Materials

PTFE is certainly the most common fluoropolymer, and the first high performance polymer. Thanks to its chemical structure, it features one of the best available chemical resistance of solid materials, and the best resistance amongst plastic. It is also recommended for its high insulation properties and its low friction behavior, amongst other outstanding properties.
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A large range of PTFE compounds and composites is also available to improve performance in specific uses, mainly to improve its mechanical performance.

While it is a thermoplastic, PTFE is too viscous when melted and can’t be processed with the usual methods. Especially, PTFE can’t be injected, complex parts are produced by molding and machining.

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PTFE is also supplied as tubes (with large or thin tube walls), rods, films (sintered or unsintered), tapes, liners or molded basic shapes (sheets, rods, dimpled sheets).

 

PFA is a fluoropolymer with performances close to the ones of PTFE. AS such, it offers good mechanical properties at high temperatures. The main advantage of PFA is its high purity combined with a larger transformation panel: PFA can be injected or directly extruded, and thus offer a large range of complex parts with a competitive process.

PFA is also available in compounds offering increased stiffness or strength. This allows the use of its high chemical resistance, one of the highest available, in demanding mechanical applications.

Virgin PFA is certainly the preferred material when facing high purity challenges. It is therefore often used in chemical production or in semi-conductor industry. FDA and WRAD grades are also available for food industry.

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FEP is a fluoropolymer with a chemical structure close to the one of PTFE, with only carbon-fluorine bonds.

Thus it matches PTFE’s outstanding chemical resistance. It can be used in environments up to 200°C (400 F). Competitive processes like injection or direct extrusion offset its higher gross price.

FEP is often preferred in applications with high transparency and with high volume requirements.

Just like most high performance materials, it can be used in food and beverage industries, as FDA or WRAS grades are available.

 

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PCTFE is a fluoropolymer, whose chemical structure includes chlorine. It is recommended for applications in contact with cryogenic fluids, as it keeps strong mechanical properties even at -255°C (-427 F). It also has a low absorption level, even for gases. It is therefore a solution often considered in fluid handling systems or in the aerospace industry.

PCTFE is available as basic shapes (sheets, rods and tubes) and as machined parts with high precision for such demanding applications. Moulded PCTFE parts are preferred to extruded ones for better mechanical properties.

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ETFE is the fluoropolymer specially designed for enhanced strength.

Where other fluoropolymers encounter mechanical stresses too close of their mechanical limit, ETFE is often a competitive solution. Impact and cracking resistance, abrasion, stiffness, all these mechanical stresses are no match for the material.

The only counterpart is its relatively lower operating temperature, at 150°C (150 F), and a chemical resistance lower to other fluoropolymers, while still adapted to most common solvents.

Glass fiber compounds of ETFE are also highly valued when applications need even better flexural modulus.

ETFE is a thermoplastic with a full range of transformation processes available. It is most commonly supplied through molding, injection or film extrusion.

ETFE is often used in applications requiring transparency.

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PEEK is a thermoplastic polymer recommended for its high temperature resistance and its high dimensional stability. With its light weight, it can even replace some metal parts in harsh environments, where it offers improved efficiency.

Variants of PEEK can be found in its polymer family, the PAEK (polyaryletherketone), when custom properties are needed.

PEEK compounds are common in demanding industries to achieve the best performance available. If standard compounds don’t fulfill your needs, custom fillers can be developed for these specific applications.

Also PEEK is a good composite matrix, available for proprietary continuous fiber composites.

PEEK can be injected, extruded or molded. It is available for complex parts, even for high precision injection. Molded or extruded parts are available, depending on the requested performance.

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PI and PEI are part of the same large range of imide based polymers: polyimide and the variant known as polyetherimide. Such high performance polymers are preferred for their very high temperature resistance and thermal stability.  

 

With good resistance to radiations, they are also used in nuclear application.

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