PT ZONE: Materials

MATERIALS:PBT for Laser Welding of Engine Housing Components
Lanxess'new laser-transparnet PBT compounds are ideal for parts exposed to high heat and humidity. More (+)
PT Article Welcome to the New Plastics Recycling Economy
A new report provides a clear transition strategy for the plastics industry to design better packaging, increase recycling rates and introduce new models for making better use of packaging.  More (+)


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Biodegradable Bioplastics Continue to Evolve

Root vegetables, shrimp shells, proprietary starch formulations and natural fibers are among the emerging global bioplastics.

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This reactor is the first new LLDPE reactor in the Americas in over a decade.

Largest-Ever Rear-Quarter Window Sports Lexan PC

New-generation multi-purpose MPVs feature rear-quarter window that is 40% lighter than comparable glass version.

Copolyamide Promotes Bonding of Metal to Plastic In Hybrid Overmolding Process

Adhesive coating enables one-step in-mold forming and overmolding of sheet metal.

Braskem America's UHMWPE Plant Up and Running

The new UHMWPE plant represents another milestone in the company's North American growth strategy.

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OVERVIEW:
Materials

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A generic term for plastics, thermoplastics or polymers, materials are the stuff of which molded and extruded parts are made. Broad subcategories include commodity materials such as polyethylene, polypropylene and PVC; and engineering materials such as nylon, acetal and ABS for applications requiring higher performance in the areas of heat resistance, chemical resistance, impact, fire retardancy or mechanical strength. This Zone includes links to many material subsets, including those mentioned above as well as thermoplastics elastomers, biopolymers and nanocomposites.


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