PT ZONE: Materials

RPET Pricing Up in the East, Down in the West
The problem is soft demand in the West and reduced supplies in the East. More (+)
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A service lifetime increase of 20-50% compared to current materials is possible. More (+)


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MATERIALS: Versatile Pre-Color Capstock Compounds for Building Products

The eCap capstock compounds come in a variety of material blends and can be combined with Americhem's nGrain simulated woodgrain.

APPLICATION: First North American Recycle-Content PS Foam Food Tray Makes Debut

Containing 25% recycled PS, new Evoc packaging is being used in most of the line of fresh products from poultry cooperative Exceldor.

Ford Motor & Coca-Cola Get "Plastics From Renewable Sources Award"; Ford Highlights Other Developments

This is the first time Coca-Cola's PlantBottle Technology is being applied to a non-packaging application.

Are Imported PET Preforms Likely To Hit Our Shores?

Several PET preform manufacturers from China, India and Pakistan are eyeing the U.S.

COATING: Thermoplastic Antifriction Coating For Wear-Resistant Thermoplastics

LuV and Impreglon develop thermoplastic coating system for thermoplastic compounds that are injection molded into sliding and rolling components for machines and devices.

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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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