Technical Uses for Plastic Balls

Specific tolerances, resistance to pressures and over 30 years providing repeat business to hundreds of manufacturers, makes us pretty good at the technical stuff.

We pride ourselves in having over 30 years’ experience advising our clients and ensuring you have the best materials for the job.

  • Our tolerances start from +/-0.002”(+/-0.05mm)
  • Over 20 materials in stock
  • Materials specifically designed for resistance against heat, chemicals and pressure.
  • Sizes ranging from 1mm to 8” diameter
  • Plastic balls are light with a specific gravity ranging from 0.40g/cc to 2.14 g/cc
  • Low modulus in elasticity can assist in reducing noise levels and reducing the need for finer tolerances associated with metal balls.
  • Rust proof with a good resistance to chemicals and erosion.
  • Good electrical insulation properties
  • Self-lubricating
  • Non-magnetic

Our production method

Once the balls have been formed, usually through injection moulding, they are fine ground, lapped and sometimes tumble polished to a finished diameter – final tolerances are dependent on size and material type.

Materials Available

MaterialColours available
AcetalWhite & can be dyed
Clear AcrylicClear & can be dyed
Cellulose AcetateVarious
Polyamide Nylon 66 Zytel®Black & can be dyed
Poly (amide-imide) Torlon®White & can be dyed
PolycarbonateWhite, Clear
Polyethylene (LD/ HD)Various/ Hollow
PolystyreneVarious
PolypropyleneVarious/ Hollow
PTFEWhite/ Hollow
Nitrile rubber Buna NBlack
FluoroelastomerBlack
PolyurethaneNatural
Clear hollow pull-apartClear/ Hollow
Thermoset resins/ PhenolicAll colours/ Clear

Testimonials


  • - Craig, SS
    Just wanted to say thanks - it’s really appreciated when suppliers like yourselves are helpful, responsive and fast.   That’s really great, so you should know :)
    - Craig, SS
  • -R Lloyd
    “I was amazed at the service received from the Precision Plastic Ball Company. They had exactly what I needed, solved my problem and I’ll be definitely coming back again in the future!”
    -R Lloyd
  • -UNIVERISTY OF ABERDEEN
    ‘I would like to say it’s very refreshing to be dealing with someone who provides straightforward replies to questions and promptly, many suppliers could learn from yourselves!’
    -UNIVERISTY OF ABERDEEN
  • -PAUL, AUSTRALIA
    ‘Thank you for your time and excellent customer service.’
    -PAUL, AUSTRALIA

Contact The Precision Plastic Ball Company Today.

+44 (0) 1943 831 166 | sales@theplasticball.co.uk