Plastic Materials

Different types of plastic materials are used to produce our products. The reason for this is to obtain the best result based on the expected use. Often the basic materials have been designed and modified in order to obtain materials which are more suitable for the individual products (similar materials but modified in order to enhance particular qualities such as high resilience, sturdiness, stability,
surface quality, etc.).

The type of material employed for the article is specified on every page of the catalogue; we have grouped them below for easy consultation. Contact our sales office to request specific data sheets.


This category includes almost all the materials used by Jencan to manufacture their handgrips. The material We use mostly to manufacture our products is Polyamide 6, commonly referred to as Nylon. This is a valuable basic material (technopolymer) with high mechanical resistance properties (especially if reinforced), good resistance to chemical agents, excellent resistance to unforeseen stress.

  • Polyamide 6 (Nylon)
    Used in various versions – reinforced with glass fibre, glass microbeads, minerals with percentages ranging from 15% to 40%
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
    Impact-resistant and self-extinguishing versions used.
  • Polyethylene (PL-LD)
    Used because of its elasticity.
  • Polypropylene (PP)
    Used with mineral reinforcements and special additives.


We only use two materials which fall into this category:

  1. NBR (nitrile-butadiene rubber)
    NBR is widely used in the production of the non-slip bases combined with the mounting feet.
  2. Phenol-formaldehyde resin
    Phenolformaldehyde resin, is only used to a small extent in the production of our products. Brittleness, glossy finish, shape limitations due to the process, colouring only for large quantities, low resistance to mechanical stress are all qualities which make this a superseded material in this sector. Its only real value is its high resistance to heat which makes its use indispensable in certain applications.