PT ZONE: Materials

MATERIALS: TPEs for Food, Beverage Contact
Premium-quality grades with low odor and extractables. More (+)
MATERIALS: Continuous-Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Sheets
Flame-retardant PC composite sheets for consumer electronics. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Materials

Materials: Analyzing Filler Content

The process is considered simple. But things aren’t always as they seem.

3D Printing Filament from Recycled Plastic

Recycled ABS filament from a new start-up.

Developing Tomorrow’s Containers Today: Inside Amcor’s Rigid Packaging R&D Center

How award-winning package design, full-service laboratory facilities, and game-changing process development support a world-class injection and blow molder.

Resin Prices May Have Bottomed Out

With continued declines in feedstock and energy costs through much of the first quarter, commodity and engineering resin prices fell too.

Recycling Conference Focuses on Changing Recycle Streams

E-plastics study shines light on a growing segment of recycling—its makeup, collection rates, and end-uses.

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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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