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Plastic Shim

AG’s coloured plastic shim is a versatile sheet product which can be used as a spacer, gasket or shim. Manufactured from one of three materials, our shim is available in polyester, tri-acetate or vinyl with each one having slightly different attributes. Generally speaking, the polyester is used for the thinner sizes of shim and is remarkably tough with high compression and dielectric strength. The tri-acetate is used for our thicker sizes and displays high impact strength whilst the vinyl material is used for middle thicknesses and has good impact strength.

AG’s plastic shim is utilised in gear cases, crank cases, oil pans and containers as well as in other general applications around oil, petroleum and both aromatic and non-aromatic fuels. It is also employed as a protective strip or as a simple spacer in applications where not much compressive force is expected.

AG offers our plastic shim in sheets measuring 1270mm / 500mm as standard, though other sizes can be produced upon request. Each different thickness is colour coded to allow for easy identification of thickness prior to application (the chart below shows standard thicknesses and their assigned colour). In addition to supplying sheet, AG can fabricate this high strength material to suit the needs of your application. Our fabricated plastic shim is offered in strip or cut component form and can be produced to suit tight tolerances and application requirements.

Thickness

mm

Inches

Colour

0.025

0.001

Grey

0.038

0.0015

Tan

0.051

0.002

Orange

0.076

0.003

Cream

0.1

0.004

Clear

0.127

0.005

Purple

0.191

0.0075

Khaki

0.254

0.010

Navy

0.318

0.0125

Lime

0.381

0.015

Olive

0.508

0.020

Charcoal

0.635

0.025

Aqua

0.762

0.030

White

1.02

0.040

Purple Stripe

1.27

0.050

Green Stripe

1.52

0.060

Orange Stripe






 
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