PT ZONE: Materials

MATERIALS: The Mystery of Physical Aging: Part 1
In polymers, aging is commonly considered essentially synonymous with oxidation. But there are important differences between this type of chemical aging and less commonly recognized physical aging. Let’s unlock the mystery. More (+)
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MATERIALS: 'Self-Texturing' PVC Compounds For Exterior Automotive

Teknor's new PVC compounds for exterior automotive moldings and trims yield attractive surfaces.

MATERIALS: Next-Generation High-Temperature Nylons 46, 6/66

New Diablo high temperature resistant nylons from DSM unveiled.

MATERIALS: Three PC Products For Railcar Interiors

SABIC now offers three new PC resin and sheet produces for railcar interiors.

Celanese Acquires Conductive Plastics Compounder

The acquisition of Cool Polymers includes its thermally and electrically conductive compounds, as well as electrically insulative compounds, based on a variety of engineering plastics and elastomers.

Some Highlights From Global Plastics Summit 2014

GPS 2014 zeroed-in on the industry's challenges and opportunities.

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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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