Shimming, spacing and insulating applications with plastic shims have grown increasingly popular in engineering. Plastic shims have a unique color-coding system that indicates material thickness without the need for a micrometre. Plastic shims are a preferred alternative to metallic shimming materials because they offer great wear resistance and a high strength-to-weight ratio.
Good resistance against corrosion.
Friction coefficient is low.
It’s easier to make and utilize than most traditional shimming materials.
609 x 304 (standard), 1220 x 610, and 1828 x 914** are the sheet sizes available.
Shim Packs in Plastic:
Sheet sizes 609 x 304mm (supplied as normal) and 1220 x 610mm are available.
Each pack contains 22 pages, one for each of the product codes listed below (*).
**Only available in thicknesses of 0.375mm and above.
|Product Code(609 x 304mm – stocked)||Product Code(1220 x 610mm)||Thickness (mm)||Colour|
|SP-609X304||Shim pack containing 22 sheets at 609x304mm, one of each product code denoted (*) above.|
|SP-1220X610||Shim pack containing 22 sheets at 1220x610mm, one of each product code denoted (†) above.|
SA – Color-coded polyester films are used to make plastic shim materials beginning with the letter SA.
SB – Plastic shims with the reference SB are made of a color-coded, specifically strengthened propylene copolymer PP4.
Please note that a thickness tolerance of 5% applies to shim thicknesses ranging from 0.012mm to 0.350mm. Thickness tolerance of 10% applies to shim thicknesses ranging from 0.375mm to 3mm.