PT ZONE: Materials

"Arpro" EPP Manufacturer Exceeds Sustainability Goals; Launches EPE Sheet Foam Business Here
JSP, manufacturer of Arpro EPP, is ahead of the game in meeting its five-year target to reduce its carbon footprint, and has also now launched a new expandable PE sheet foam business in North America. More (+)
A second chance for Cereplast and Metabolix
Two early movers and shakers in the world of bioplastics recently received new leases on life, as the nascent biochemical industry struggles through some growing pains. More (+)


Novel Tooling, New Materials Highlight Thermoplastic Composite Advances

Conference showcases new developments in equipment and materials for more efficient production of automotive thermoplastic composites parts.

APPLICATION: Stand-Up Paddle Boards Feature High-Performance Acrylic

Altuglas' high-performance acrylic coextruded on ABS produces new high-gloss colored boards.

MATERIALS: Performance in Polyethylene: Density Matters: Part II

Remembering the case of the failed gas tanks.

MATERIALS: BASF, Alpek To Switch Businesses Of Joint Venture

BASF will expand polyurethanes business while Alpek will expand EPS business.

MATERIALS: CB&I To Market Versalis' EVA, LDPE Technologies In North America

EVA and LDPE technologies from Italy's Versalis to be offered here.

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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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