PT ZONE: Materials

Long-Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyolefin Sheet for Automotive and More
Germany's Renolit is now in North America and thriving in automotive, building & construction, and furniture. More (+)
First U.S. Lightweight ETFE Film Roof In New Viking Stadium
3M Dyneon's fluoroplastic ETFE high-performance film to start in the first U.S. stadium roof of its kind. More (+)


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MATERIALS: Lubricated TPV Challenges Rubbber in Seals & Gaskets

Teknor Apex's new Sarlink TPV boasts superior processability and greater long-term sealing force.

Innovation On the Agenda at TCC Auto 2016

Lots of new developments discussed including Covestro’s strategy to launch continuous reinforced PC sheet.

MATERIALS: Novel "Cool Black" PC for High-Gloss Auto Exteriors

Covestro's new Makrolon AX with high-performance coatings targeted to roof trim and pillar applications.

Bioplastic Adds ‘Charm’ to NYC Clean-Up Effort

Green Dot bio-materials used to make charm bracelets for Comcast employees for Global Citizen festival.

PP Recycling Provides New Life for Keurig K-Cups

Premium coffee maker to shift from multi-layer pods to single-layer polypropylene later this year as demand for recycled PP soars.

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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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