Plastic Shims

Plastic Shims



Plastic shims have become increasingly recognised in engineering for shimming, spacing and insulation applications. The unique colour coding of plastic shim denotes the material thickness eliminating the need to use a micrometer. Plastic shim has excellent wear resistance with a high strength to weight ratio making in a popular alternative to metallic shimming materials.

Key Features: Plastic shims have good corrosion resistance and a low co-efficient of friction. This helps to prevent corrosion between dissimilar materials. It is also easily fabricated and safer to use than most standard shimming materials.


Sheet Sizes (mm) 609 x 304 (stocked as standard), 1220 x 610, 1828 x 914**
Plastic Shim Packs:

Available in sheet sizes 609 x 304mm (stocked as standard), 1220 x 610mm.

Packs contain 22 sheets with one of each product code denoted (*) below.

**Only available in 0.375mm thick and above.

Product Code
(609 x 304mm - stocked)
Product Code
(1220 x 610mm)

Thickness (mm)

SA1-TR-0.012 SA1-TR-0.012-L 0.012 Transparent Transparent
SA2-PU-0.025* SA2-PU-0.025-L 0.025 Purple Purple
SA3-PI-0.037* SA3-PI-0.037-L 0.037 Pink Pink
SA4-DB-0.05* SA4-DB-0.05-L 0.050 Dark Blue Dark Blue
SA5-BL-0.065* SA5-BL-0.065-L 0.065 Black Black
SA6-GR-0.075* SA6-GR-0.075-L 0.075 Green Green
SA7-AM-0.1* SA7-AM-0.1-L 0.100 Amber Amber
SA8-BR-0.125* SA8-BR-0.125-L 0.125 Brown Brown
SA9-CL-0.15* SA9-CL-0.15-L 0.150 Clear Clear
SA10-PB-0.17* SA10-PB-0.17-L 0.175 Peacock Blue Peacock Blue
SA11-HA-0.19* SA11-HA-0.19-L 0.190 Hazy Hazy
SA12-TB-0.2* SA12-TB-0.2-L 0.200 Tint Blue Tint Blue
SA13-SI-0.225* SA13-SI-0.22-L 0.225 Silver Silver
SA14-WH-0.25* SA14-WH-0.25-L 0.250 White White


0.300 Dark Green Dark Green
SA17-NA-0.35* SA17-NA-0.35-L 0.350 Natural Natural


0.375 Red Red
SA19-MX-0.375 SA19-MX-0.375-L 0.375 MX Red MX Red
SB20-YE-0.5* SB20-YE-0.5-L 0.500 Yellow Yellow
SA21-TR-0.5 SA21-TR-0.5-L 0.500 Translucent Translucent
SB22-LG-0.625* SB22-LG-0.625-L 0.625 Light Grey Light Grey
SB23-LB-0.75* SB23-LB-0.75-L 0.750 Light Blue Light Blue
SB24-TA-1* SB24-TA-1-L 1.000 Tan Tan
SB25-CG-1.25* SB25-CG5-L 1.250 Charcoal Charcoal
SB26-CR-1.5* SB26-CR-1.5-L 1.500 Cream Cream
SB27-NA-2 SB27-NA-2-L 2.000 Natural Natural
SB28-BL-3 SB28-BL-3-L 3.000 Black Black
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. 

Please note: Shim thicknesses ranging from 0.012mm to 0.350mm have a thickness tolerance of ± 5%. Shim thicknesses ranging from 0.375mm to 3mm have a thickness tolerance of ± 10%.

Technical Specification:

Technical Data Sheet - A References

Technical Data Sheet - B References

Material Safety Data Sheet

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