Straight Talk

Impact resistance and resiliance

The high resilience and unmatched impact strength of AustLon® is ideal for impact pads in pile driving equipment, valve seats that may suffer “hammer” and other applications which are subject to shock loading. An important property of AustLon® is the ability to modify the ductility of the material by the addition of plasticizers to form an extremely resilient and impact resistent co-polymer.

McNeall Plastics now have a specially developed material for pile driving cushions or pile driving pads which not only copes with the required resilience for high energy impacts but deals with the intermnal heat build up associated with repeated impacting. Together with industry users, McNeall engineering staff have developed an AustLon® Grade AustLon® PC that has proven to out perform in many ground types.